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How to SEO one page wordpress sites?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by charles28, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. charles28

    charles28 Registered Member

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    Hi guys,

    I've been trying to search the forum for this question and on Google too, but I don't seem to find the definitive answer. What I'm trying to find out is when you design the Wordpress site, do you publish the content on a page or as a post, and once that's published do you send backlinks to the root domain or to the URL where the actual content is. Recently I've been sending links to the root domain, however wouldn't it make more sense to link to where the content actually is (e.g example.com/hello-world) despite the content is displayed on the homepage. Hope someone could help.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. jonwatson

    jonwatson Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    install a seo plugin probably it will best onpage for you
     
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  3. dazk2002

    dazk2002 Power Member

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    Go with what jonwatson says and use something like Yoast or All in One SEO. It doesn't matter if you use a page or post for your page if the site will be a one page only site. As for your backlinks; if you have only one page (your homepage) there will only be one URL and this will be your domain name.
    Good luck!
     
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    Without any idea in relation to SEO the you can actually hire an SEARCH ENGINE MARKETING for your site. You might as well learn on your own. Initial you have to pick great keywords by using recommendation tool.
     
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    greg555 Newbie

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    As others stated, page or post doesn't matter but for the backlinks if you have setup your site on subdomain (www) then point the backlink there.
     
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    If you're promoting a one page site, it doesn't matter where you point the backlinks. Assuming it will stay a one page site.

    I recommend you put your content on a page instead of post. You can then go to customize, then set your page as homepage. Worpress uses 301 redirect automatically for this function.

    just FYI, if youbuild a more robust site in the future:

    send links to your hompage, then see the results. Some posts/pages will start climbing up the ranks, some will not. Send links directly to the pages/posts that are nearest to page 1 to help break them through.

    hooe this helps.
     
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    I would recommend that you send some backlinks to the homepage and then some to the article page as well. That would make it so much more natural than just one rather than the other. Also, remember social signals! Google loves those.. if you distribute social signals around your WordPress site like creamcheese on a bagel, you should do great.
     
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  9. charles28

    charles28 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the help guys,I actually do have Yoast set up as I commonly use that plugin on most of my sites. I think what I'm having trouble with the most is deciding weather I should be sending the backlinks to the homepage or to the URL where the content is located.

    At the moment I've placed the content as a post which is displayed on the homepage (by default as my settings is set to display latest post), in addition the content can also be accessed on the URL level (e.g. www.example.com/hello-world).

    So this is where I'm a little confused. 7yearitch's comment makes sense "I recommend you put your content on a page instead of post. You can then go to customize, then set your page as homepage. Worpress uses 301 redirect automatically for this function.".

    Would this be the best thing to do for one page sites and then send backlinks to just the root domain or for both root domain and URL level (I know that some link juice value may be lost on URL level if 301 redirected)
     
  10. rob1977

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    If you never intend to do anything other than this one page, then just link build to root.

    If at some stage you intend to build the site out then do both.
     
  11. 7yearitch

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    redirecting means that you get a cleaner looking url. So instead of:
    www.example.com/hello-world

    you get:
    www.example.com

    which is really irrelevant if you're doing a one pager. Preference really. Good luck