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Static home page for wordpress SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by molibwe, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. molibwe

    molibwe Regular Member

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    Hello everybody,

    I'm trying to improve my site's onpage SEO and having some doubts about the homepage.
    1. Is a static homepage good for SEO?
    In my opinion and from my experience I think it's bad for SEO cuz since the homepage has the most priority compared to other pages on the site google will always check updates on that page and if there's no change it will not update anything. For example I used a static homepage for more than a year and if I google my site the homepage's creation date on google results shows a very old date. So no update and nothing which I think will hurt in terms of ranking compared to a site that always updates. Taking for example BHW here where lot of people are active and the homepage always change everyday and might increase the sites priority.

    2. A dynamic homepage will give better SEO

    Maybe because the page often updates and will show new links there which will also be indexed by google. So maybe thats a good way to have your sites new links indexed fast cuz they show up on a high priority page. And it shows that the site is still active and not a set an forget site which I think will loose rank as time goes on.

    So thats what I thought about the subject.
    Anyone here to confirm or prove that was wrong?

    Thank you all in advance.
    Still learning SEO.
     
  2. mbreezy

    mbreezy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It depends on the type of site and content you create. Some pieces can be dynamic and some pieces fixed. Having static content relating to your targets/keywords on your homepage should help with your relevance sitewide.
     
  3. molibwe

    molibwe Regular Member

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    I'm using a dynamic one now, and think it will give better results than a static one:
    - Will help index new posts fast.
    - Site is dynamic and google will know that it's an interesting site which is often updated and not just a set and forget site.

    I create posts quite often and don't want to wait for some of them to take a long time to get indexed.
    That's why I went for a dynamic homepage.

    I just want to know if someone else think what I'm doing is wrong and give me reasons.
     
  4. T2tkid

    T2tkid Elite Member

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    It depends on what your site is all about.... I have a site on a specific fitness keyword and it is a static page and has a lot of other pages all ranking for their respective keywords.

    Also, most (If not all) of my websites are static. They do well for me...
     
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  5. onlineonly

    onlineonly Power Member

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    I prefer a dynamic homepage, magazine type. The reason is that it looks much better and not as spammy like many static homepages.
     
  6. patriotnews

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    I use both, it is all a part of my overall strategy for that site. My MNS tend to be static, with a recent posts sidebar and an after-post recent post widget. I have magazine style pages as well, when I am trying to rank a broad based site(like sports news).
    Really no hard fast answer, imho, rather use what works for the site.