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Blog posts vs Pages?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by SeoWizerd, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. SeoWizerd

    SeoWizerd Newbie

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    So what's better?

    Blog posts with articles on your main site updated every couple days with new articles or static pages?

    I am currently using pages with information related to each topic on the page. I plan on doing all white hat SEO and probably will become a AD.

    I don't see a lot of people doing pages but adding articles all the time to their site?

    I guess what is more affective?
     
  2. SilentKnight

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    Hi,

    I prefer static html pages but most people seem to want to work with wordpress these days. I imagine when you say, 'what's better' you are asking what's better for getting search engine traffic or return visits. If you want people to follow you I imagine it's better to have a blog so people can see the newest posts right away. But for SEO I'm not certain.
     
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  3. rankspire

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    Both work fine. But posts usually come with some good attributes for SEO, such as tags, categories etc.That way there are more internal links building automatically to these posts you add.
     
  4. SeoWizerd

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    I actually am using Wordpress for the static pages so I do have availability to SEO tools.
     
  5. Davidnrog

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    In wordpress the "Pages" are meant for some static or permanent type of content ie.. your about page, contact us page, Services page, etc. Generally the published date of the static page are saved by the wordpress database. If in case you are using the wordpress only as a blog then it is better for you to continue with posting as "post" for your site content, it not only encourage your conversation but it also allow's the readers and the visitor to comment and share it .
     
  6. Tobbe co

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    Normal posts in a blog style is really to consider. It shows that the site is updated and keeping the content coming.
    I'm only using Pages for static pages, like Contact Us. But in the end it will also depend on what theme you're using, how it handle and display your data.
    The main difference is that Pages usually don't display date, author, tags, categories (may vary).
     
  7. SeoWizerd

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    That is true, but what I am providing on the site is really information, not really conversational. I think the information I am providing is better suited for static pages instead of blog posts. I was just wondering if that affects the site at all as long as it good content and I am backlinking, article writing etc.
     
  8. keadams26

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    I find it funny that you chose the screen name SeoWizerd and are asking this kind of question. At any rate, it really doesn't matter, seo-wise, which you choose because Wordpress allows you to edit your template in many different ways. I have structured my sites using pages to act as the main keyword parts of my sites while linking to posts that are sub-categories of that particular keyword.
     
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  9. cnt15

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    I think posts on wordpress are the best way if you know how to use SEO
     
  10. jon_xx_x

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    What I don't like about posts is that they can get buried after a while. Pages you can make stay on the front page if they are important.
    Also, Google gives some juice to new articles, so that makes me wonder what happens with my post two years from now? Is it considered irrelevant? I mean Google is supposed to tell the difference between time sensitive posts and regular posts, but still.
     
  11. SeoWizerd

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    That's exactly why I posed this question. You were just able to explain better.
     
  12. Kikerinka

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    Hi,
    It really doesn't matter. Don't believe that things like tags or categories make any difference in terms of SEO. Site structure and navigation does. But that can be done well with pages too!

    At the end of the day, you should decide based on the type of your project. If you want to build some content site, MNS, authority, whatever, go with Pages.
    If you want to make some journal or blog type of site, go with posts.

    GL with your project!
     
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  13. hatblackguy

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    your choice on how you go about it, I prefer statics to be of landers...
     
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  14. Nino2011

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    That's an interesting option but it depends on how much content you want to add... If you want to have 10,000 pages i don't think using static pages is the best choice.

    To approach a negative that someone said above (" posts are burrried after a time" ) you could create big resource pages where you link to the posts relevant to that sub topic/sub niche, even if they are from different categories.
     
  15. hatblackguy

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    for onsite navigation well yes, but for landing page 'seo' nope,

    best way to do this is creating a theme, siloing each categories used as landers not only good for seo but makes sense for article directories...
     
  16. WhiteHatTryHard

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    Just create content that is useful to people and search engines wont care if its pages, posts, video, pictures or dirt on a wall... they will rank it.
     
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    I do both. There is enough space on the theme I'm using to feature all the important pages and the supporting posts.