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Wordpress Indexing - 'Page' vs 'Post'

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by stylesb, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. stylesb

    stylesb Regular Member

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    A little SEO question I kind of just stumbled across in creating an autoblog. I found 10 solid articles that I am spinning and making featured.

    For indexing reasons and pagerank flow, would it be more beneficial to make these articles as 'posts' or create individual 'pages' and just place the article there. I mean essentially when you create a 'post' you are creating a page too, but does/can Big G tell a difference and if so, which does it favor?
     
  2. Erik

    Erik Regular Member

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    This is no difference in G's eyes. As far as the difference within wordpress, Pages live outside of the blog itself, and depending on the theme you use, you can change a few things easily like not showing a sidebar on them, etc.
     
  3. Alexanderia0007

    Alexanderia0007 Junior Member

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    You can generate a sitemap of your entire website, this will include categories, pages etc. Then ping your sitemap using google sitemap tool and it will basicly get google to crawl through the entire sitemap, marking all the URL's.
     
  4. simmo

    simmo Registered Member

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    One thing to bear in mind with pages is that they won't be included in your blog's RSS feed which may be an issue if you plan on syndicating your content to other sites.
     
  5. RevolWerx

    RevolWerx Newbie

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    Use posts you get some better publishing benefits when using categories, tags, plug-ins and such.
     
  6. qulman

    qulman Newbie

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    I read it from yoast.c0m, page is better than post for SEO, because post has a comment. that's what I get, u can see his blog, it's awesome for wordpress SEO user...
     
  7. saturday1

    saturday1 Power Member

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    Get Pr for other category links so your post will be indexed soon
     
  8. freller

    freller Regular Member

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    The only real differences are:-

    1) Pages are included in the top menu bar if you use one (unless you've blocked specific page IDs). That's very good for SEO as it's a permanent sitewide link.

    2) Pages are one block of content whereas posts generally share the screen with one or two others (or more) on the frontpage, although they always link through to single posts from the title.

    3) Posts can include comments, which the SEs like as it's incrementally new content.