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Wordpress SEO - Pages or Posts?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by cuppatea78, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. cuppatea78

    cuppatea78 Regular Member

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    I have a white hat site that i have set up with wordpress. The site looks nice and professional i am adding content every few days with the hope of it helping me move up the rankings in the search engines (along with other SEO).

    My question is, does it make a difference to SEO if i add the new content to my wordpress site as a new page or a new post?

    So far i have been adding the content as a new page.

    It might seem like a silly question but does it make any difference if it is a new post or new page with regards SEO?
     
  2. xpressioniz

    xpressioniz Junior Member

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    Adding many pages to your wordpress blogs would take up a lot of database space and resources, you should create posts when doing blogging and using pages only for static contents such as about, privacy policy, etc.
     
  3. warren

    warren Newbie

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    I'll also add that when you use post in wordpress and click the publish button, you ping all the sites in your ping list.

    When you publish pages, you are not pinging.

    Some people think it best to publish your articles as pages and then use the post feature to publish a description of the article with an anchor text link to the article page from the post.

    You have to test though and see what works for you.
     
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    bizroot Supreme Member

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    I will suggest you to update your site through posts and keep pages for landing page or other static pages like privacy policy, contact us, TOS, about us....

    Lots of benefits for using posts... There is not much difference as SEO purpose but even little help can reduce your time in reaching your goal significantly...
     
  5. hoot33

    hoot33 Regular Member

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    I always use posts, so much easier to manage.
     
  6. cuppatea78

    cuppatea78 Regular Member

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    Thanks for the response guys.

    I don't really want my site to look like a blogging site. I have pages such About us, TOS etc but i also have pages that will be static pages but are full of content that i want to remain static.

    The purpose of the site is to sell advertising on it and at some point let another business owner add their own content etc.
     
  7. Sly.Niches

    Sly.Niches Newbie

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    pages are best for silo structured websites, good serp ranking when doing this.
     
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    MisterGemini Senior Member

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    Ditto to this.

    Unless you plan to get some of the few silo plugins out there that are for sale, you need to use pages in order to do Silo structure with Wordpress. They are really the only way it can be done manually. With the plugins however, you can then bring this functionality to the posts as well.

    There are plugins that allow you to add tags to pages as well, which are also absent in pages vs. posts, and you want those.

    All in all, from SEO perspective, if you are just putting up occasional articles, I would have to say for what you are doing the best benefit is in the pages.

    Of course you are going to ping or build links to your pages afterwards. :)

    Maybe all our answers just confused you more. :)
     
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    Fingerling Regular Member

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    I alway thought 'page' received a bit more weight then 'post'.
     
  10. bachhus

    bachhus Newbie

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    Try using the Google XML Sitemaps plugin. It allows you to set different "weights" to different pages and posts for the search robots. Hope this helps you.
     
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    SuperBlackHat Power Member

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    This is quite interesting. Im now confused on what route i should go: pages or posts
     
  12. cuppatea78

    cuppatea78 Regular Member

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    Cheers guys. I've decided to stick with pages for now as it works best for i need it for.
     
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    vishalim232 Junior Member

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    Pages are good for silo.you may go with pages it would be good.
     
  14. Shwon

    Shwon Junior Member

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    You need to go with pages.
     
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    ushadeep Regular Member

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    Move to Pages and use the contents
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator in Training Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This thread was posted in 2010, I'm certain that cuppatea78 found the answer to this question a long time ago. :D
     
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    Oh God, just realized how old this thread is? lot of old threads being dug up I've noticed?
     
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    As it is a website, you should use add a page option but if you are blogging, select add a post. You can use a multisite wordpress to manage a separate blog on your website to post quality contents.
     
  19. Dougie8

    Dougie8 Registered Member

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    Apologies for the grave digging here (at least i didnt initiate it haha) but do the answers still hold true in 2015?

    in addition to this i have afew questions about pages and ranking etc.

    when creating backlinks using pages is it best to point to the domain (www.mysite.com) or to the pages themselves? (im aiming for a setup where each page targets a keyword)

    to make my site more clear im wanting to do for example:

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    Have the main keyword on the homepage as well as feature all the long-tail sub keywords on the main page and then break down into different sub areas of the keyword then further down into specific areas
     
  20. brownmichaelb47

    brownmichaelb47 Newbie

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    Hello

    Wordpress is the best for SEO website.

    we have also used.