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Blog structure and SEO

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by cnick79, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. cnick79

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    I've been working on an auto blog and one of my concerns with any blog I do is structuring the site for SEO. All of my blogs seem to follow the same structure: mydomain.com/keywords, where the keywords would be WordPress categories. My goal would be to get the mydomain.com/keyword to rank high. My reasoning behind this was I essential had a page displaying the "last 10 posts related to this keyword/category" and thought Google would like it.

    For example, say my target keywords are Games, XBOX, game cheats, game deals. With that, I have a site: games.com with a couple of categories named: xbox, cheats, deals, each containing posts related to the category.

    If I'm trying to rank for xbox games should I build backlinks pointing to games.com/xbox which would contain all posts under the xbox category? I guess my concern is with Google and how highly they treat the WordPress "View All Posts Under this Category" page.

    If I'm trying to target the XBOX keyword would I be better off creating a page with my own XBOX unique content and having all of my posts under xbox link to this page? This way, if my unique xbox page was games.com/my-xbox-page then all posts under games.com/xbox would link to my-xbox-page creating my own internal backlinking.

    I'm starting to think the second option would be better than just spamming posts and hoping one of them ranks for my targeted keyword?

    Any thoughts about site structure for blogs and using autoblogs with them?
     
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