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Static homepage or latest posts?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by christianbed, Mar 10, 2014.

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Which is better for SEO? Static homepage or latest posts?

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  1. christianbed

    christianbed Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thought I would do a little poll...which do you find is more effective in ranking your sites, a static homepage or one that features the latest posts?

    I'm putting up a new blog that I hope will be an authority site in a relatively crowded market (big goals!), and I think it is valuable to hear what other BHW members think on the issue.

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    I always went with latest post but I don't know if there is a right or wrong. It would definitely depend on your template / design.

    I see a lot of sites go with static these days and they just don't look right to me, I would rather just have access to the content right away without having to go looking for it.
     
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  3. wisdomkid

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    For an authority website, i think you should use recent/latest blog posts, but make sure that it's SEO optimized, but for niche websites, a static page is always advice..
     
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    if its a MNS or if I am ranking a web2.0 (churn/burn)for a single keyword , I go with a static page and fluff on inner pages .
    otherwise I like my frontpage to link to my inner content on a random basis .
     
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  5. Conor

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    Why not both? I would generally say a static homepage is better, because you can't really do certain onsite SEO when the content is changing all the time.
     
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  6. christianbed

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    A lot of good points here so far. That's what I'm wrestling with...putting the latest posts gets users right to the content, which is the point, but it also means that my on-page SEO for the homepage is always changing, so hard to tell if rank increase/decrease is due to a post or links.

    I notice that Matt Cutts' blog isn't even a great template of what to do. He is sharing the entire article on the homepage, then his SEO page is just a categories archive for that topic (so dupe content everywhere), has no favicon, etc etc.
     
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  7. Zidane10

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    It depends on what your site is about, and how your theme displays the latest posts. I usually go with a static page myself.
     
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