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On-page seo - still stuck

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jamesjk1, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. jamesjk1

    jamesjk1 Senior Member

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    When building a site, do you guys use pages or posts. I know this has been asked a bazillion times here before, but I ask as you cant put pages in categories (the menu drop down things), so if you just keep using pages for individual articles you can only do 5 or so until there's no room left along the top menu...
     
  2. wengthemeng

    wengthemeng Regular Member

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    Uhm, for individual articles, definitely use posts.

    For my first major website that Im currently creating, I wish I knew how to silo websites, but i don't, so basically my pages are only for my Home, Contact, About Us, and Privacy Policy- these pages reside on a secondary menu. Right above my secondary is my primary menu consisting of Categories- Example: Forks, Spoons, and Knives.

    My individual articles can be found in their respective categories: forks, spoons, or knives.

    Hope this kind of helps!
     
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    NetCrime Regular Member

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    You can exclude pages from Top menu. I think there even is a plugin for that google it.
     
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    TragikGod Registered Member

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    youtube.com/watch?v=17UJKHZSdrI#t=551

    This Source-Wave video helped me understand silo's and make it more clear.
     
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  5. rschmitz

    rschmitz Regular Member

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    Perhaps I'm confused as to what you are asking, but sounds like an easy fix.

    1) Create a menu. Add the pages to the menu that you want to show up
    2) Go to widgets. Look for the "custom menu" widget. Put that in your sidebar
    3) Done

    You can even silo these out by using a plugin called "widget logic", there are commands which tell the widget when to appear on what posts, google info on it. I'm pretty sure that you can create a url structure with this too but I've never attempted it because I have a theme which simply silo's categories and posts for me.
     
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  6. SEO Power

    SEO Power Elite Member

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    You can group pages under parent pages just as you can group posts under categories. So the parent pages will look and behave just like categories on your site.

    However, I use posts most of the time as they are easier to manage and show other information pages don't show, such as date, author name, related posts (upon installation of a related posts plugin), etc.
     
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