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Home Page SEO Settings For Wordpress Blog

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by klaotupi, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. klaotupi

    klaotupi Registered Member

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    Hey Guys!

    Lets say I have a website[Sniper Site] called " www greenlizards com " . I also have few categories on it like " green lizards food " , " green lizards habitats " etc..Now my main homepage is intended to rank for my root keyword " green lizards ", so which is better:

    a) have a static homepage with one article based on the root keyword - creating a wordpress page and making it the home page from settings.
    b) have a dynamic homepage page, featuring a number of my latest posts - normal wordpress blog settings...
    c) have a " sticky " post based on the root keyword and latest posts after that from other categories

    Alright guys, this is the issue. I use wordpress if that helps to get a better idea. Looking forward to hearing from you.
     
  2. Lazlo1967

    Lazlo1967 Junior Member

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    I have always had good success with the static homepage approach. It makes it more of a site than a blog. The other categories then appear on your menu (you can also add the usual things like About Us, etc.).
     
  3. klaotupi

    klaotupi Registered Member

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    Me too.. I think that eliminates content duplication also.
     
  4. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    This imho is the better option.

    Shawn
     
  5. KingMonkey

    KingMonkey Regular Member

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    Something I was wondering also. I just started a new website and at the moment the 'home' page is just a collection of new posts. The thing is if it's a static page and I'm not adding new posts then the website essentially never gets updated except when I add a new page (which won't be often) so that surely cannot be good in googles eyes? I always thought it was better to have a site that's updated frequently.

    Is there a risk that continually posting articles to the home page can cause duplicate content issues? Most of my articles target the same keyword.
     
  6. Marcink99

    Marcink99 Power Member

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    Static home page with litle box for latest post.
    As for categories I doubt having keyword in each categorie to be a good idea. You would be better with having one main category "with main keyword" and than subcategories without.
     
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  7. KingMonkey

    KingMonkey Regular Member

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    If you have a static home page, how can you have latest posts? Isn't it one or the other?
     
  8. Marcink99

    Marcink99 Power Member

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    Go to Appearance - Widgets
    Activate recent posts this will display titles of the post. For small sumarry you need to play with code.
     
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  9. klaotupi

    klaotupi Registered Member

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    You see there is an option in WordPress to select a "Page" as a homepage and another "Page" as the blog page. The blog/site will be updated when you post a content. Only the homepage will remain unchanged.