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Page vs categories - what's better?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by LuckyCharm007, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. LuckyCharm007

    LuckyCharm007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I am currently building my first money site - woohoo - and I was wondering which of the following is best for creating a SILO structure?

    Homepage --> Page --> post
    Homepage --> Caterogies --> Post

    Thanks,

    Hugo
     
  2. pakman

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    I don't understand why would you even link to the page in the first place is it related to the select category?

    I would go direct to the category then from there that would lead to the specific category post. This would be better for link building for the the posts within the category section. For example a site about widgets

    Homepage--->Category--->Post
    widgets.com--->red widgets---> Buy red widgets
     
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  3. upstarter

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    Because there is a way to make the WP category redirect to the PAGE which the post is under (child of).

    Homepage >> (user clicks Category, gets taken to a Page with same name as category) >> Post.
     
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  4. bartosimpsonio

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    Page -> Post is the same as Post -> Post

    Wordpress pages and posts are the same thing.

    The only benefit pages normally have is they're permanently linked on the top pages.
     
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  5. LuckyCharm007

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    Thanks guys ! I think tbat answered my questions
     
  6. Shree

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    If you are going to be using categories and tags in wordpress, make sure you no index all archives - category, tag and author. Not doing this can lead to on site duplicate content issues and your site may not rank as well as it otherwise would.
     
  7. upstarter

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    Nope, either the category or tag should be left indexed specially if they were made to look like an article instead of just plain archive. I agree that author archives should be no-indexed or disabled.
     
  8. keadams26

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    Create Category Pages (Via WP Custom Category Pages Plugin) and get the best of both worlds.