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Post Comment Vs Post Excerpt - Please Help (7 posts)

  1. mattboston6
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am in the process of creating a news blog. http://www.goodnewsalliance.com
    I am wondering which of the 3 options I should use.

    1) Post Content
    2) Post Content and then limit content to certain amount of characters
    3) Post Excerpt

    Each post I put on the homepage will be assigned to a category. For example the feature story of the day might be relevant to education. So that is the category that it will be assigned to.

    Option 2 and 3 will strip HTML-is that relevant for SEO purposes?

    If I do option 2 and 3 the content will be partially shown on the homepage. The content will then be displayed in full on the education category page.
    Am i correct in the above assumption?
    Having some duplicate content on homepage vs category page be an issue for SEO purposes?

    I hope I made myself clear. If someone can provide advice I'd like to understand what is best for SEO purposes and then weigh its impact on my design.

    Thanks-Matt

  2. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Having some duplicate content on homepage vs category page be an issue for SEO purposes?

    Many use a static Front Page and provide a menu to their web clients.

  3. mattboston6
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Since it is a news blog I don't think its possible to have a static home page?

  4. Sridhar Katakam
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    As in technically? If so, no.

    Any WordPress site can have a static front page. You just go to Settings -> Reading and designate a static Page as front page.

    By the way, it is possible to have formatting retained (for selective HTML elements) in automatic excerpts using a plugin like http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-excerpt/

    I don't see any issue SEO-wise in having short snippets (whether by using excerpts or content teasers or otherwise) on the front page and full posts on their single pages. But I am not so sure if it's a good idea to have the post appear in full on the category pages.

  5. mattboston6
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am not sure exactly what you mean by having full post on their single page?

    You would have a few lines of article on the homepage. Click read more and then the full article would be contained in the appropriate category.

    For example today you have a story about politics. It is listed on the homepage with a few lines. You click read on and the full article can be read in the "politics" category.

    thanks

  6. Sridhar Katakam
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I understand you are saying now.

    Ignore the following in my earlier post:

    But I am not so sure if it's a good idea to have the post appear in full on the category pages.

    I misunderstood earlier that you were talking about category archive pages when in fact, you are referring to single post pages.

    I am not sure exactly what you mean by having full post on their single page?

    http://www.goodnewsalliance.com/books-and-tv/ is an example of a single post page, the "full article" in your words.

  7. mattboston6
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    understood. thanks

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