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Confused about pages vs posts! [HELP]

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by JuggernautJukey, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. JuggernautJukey

    JuggernautJukey BANNED BANNED

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    I have built a site and created 7 categories. These 7 categories are on the main menu just below the logo. I want to write articles targeting a certain keyword for each article.

    Do i create a page, or a post?

    If I create a page, can it be placed under a category, or is it just posts that can be categorized?

    I have a feeling I need to create pages, but I have no idea where they go to.
     
  2. nshunz

    nshunz Junior Member

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    For my blogs I create posts and place them under a relevant category.
     
  3. JuggernautJukey

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    I am trying to build an authority site. Would you recommend posts or pages?
     
  4. TimothyEyton

    TimothyEyton Junior Member

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    I don't really think it will matter. It just depends on how you want things structured. Wordpress is a blogging application, but it doesn't have to be. That's where the pages come into play.

    Posts will give you the blog-like structure. So you'll have a page on the site where it streams all your most recent posts. You can then have them categorized into different sections, etc.

    Most people would use posts for all their content, and also use pages, but they would use those for their About Us, Contact Us, and those type of pages. I would go with posts, but it's really up to you. It might be harder for people to find your content if you have it all spread out on pages.
     
  5. JuggernautJukey

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    But I have read that posts are timed, compared to pages which are timeless .. Does that mean that over time, Google will give less authority to older posts? Will posts I get ranked at #1 stay ranked at number 1, or would the fact that they are aged make them drop?
     
  6. fxphil

    fxphil Senior Member

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    It's all the same most folks agree. I however think there is more value in pages then posts. So I will take 20 articles or so and separate them into 3-4 categories and make pages for each then drip feed posts that tie into the pages.
     
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  7. negligence

    negligence Regular Member

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    Posts and pages have the same longevity with regards to SEO. I prefer posts because they allow for URL categorization Example:

    GamingDomain.TLD/XboxOne/Games/Reviews/Call-of-Duty-Ghosts

    Additionally, if the post is for a news related website you can put a time/date structure on it. After Google figures out your site structure, it may put time relevancy information in the search results.
     
  8. TimothyEyton

    TimothyEyton Junior Member

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    I've never heard of the dates on posts being an issue at all. I actually find older posts all the time while searching Google. If anything were to lower the value of an older post, it would probably have something to do with an algorithm change or something SEO related.

    Even still, if having the date/time is that much of a concern for you. It can easily be removed. I do it all the time because a lot of my sites I don't really like the fact that people can see that i haven't been active in making posts, so I remove them.

    That's the great thing about Wordpress. It's an open-source application so there's so much that you can do to customize it. You can easily turn an HTML template into a custom Wordpress theme, or just customize any of the existing themes that are available. I've even had sites where I've implemented an entire custom admin panel. Or more recently I setup the theme so that instead of listing posts on the homepage, it lists the featured image for each post along with a title and description inside the images.