To Page or not to page
On my site I have several pages with my posts being on each of those pages. They are named conveniently enough "podcasts" for or the podcasts "my story" for ...uh you guessed it and so on. There are other pages developed by WordPress as more and more posts go onto the page my posts go onto.
Several questions here: #1 Do any of those pages cause a bad situation in terms of duplicated material as one post may end up on more than one page?
#2 Is there a recommended page to post ratio? One page one post or just write each post on a separate page?
#3 How are keywords set up? By post? By a series of posts on one page? Can several keyword "sets" be used on one page in other words the first 3 posts on a page benefit from one set of 4 or 5 keywords or should one set of keywords be used per post or per page or for the entire freeking site ?
#4. I guess this comes down to site architecture
Any guidance on this would be greatly appreciated
Can you show us a link to an example of your posts in a page? In this case, it would be OK and not considered spam.
1) So you have the exact same content on multiple pages? If the content is more than 80% the same then you could be in danger of being penalized.
2) Pages vs Posts does not matter. What matters is what makes sense for your readers and your site architecture. The engines don't care. Posts are generally for "newsy" content while Pages are best for evergreen content. But the ratio doesn't matter.
3) Ideally each page should focus on one main keyword phrase. If you try to focus on too many you dilute the main keyword.
4) You are right. At the end of the day you have to think about what makes sense for YOUR content and how it needs to be absorbed. For example, if you have a site on "how to buy a home", ideally you would have your most important "how-to" info created with Pages and highlighted on your menu. So there is no right or wrong. What makes the most sense for your readers? Write for your readers, not the bots.
Hi Lisa, Thank you for your quick answers on this. My NUBE status set off the link alarms when I tried to send the links and my explanation. Is there any way you can bless a one time event to the policy? So I can send you the links you asked for and my explanation to clarify my understanding?
I do have a question on your #3 answer. On my I guess you would call it "latest posts" (which actually contains the entire history of posts) I start on my main page and my WP theme gives me the option of the number of posts I want on each page and the remainder are moved to follow on pages. Are you saying that each post in this case should have the focus of one keyword phrase? If so, I am in the middle of a series on social media marketing strategies and have a plan to use a handful of keywords though out the 5 post series and kind of tie them together using the keywords. Is that a valid plan?