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[resolved] Search engine and permalinks (3 posts)

  1. tomhanna
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I just noticed something that might be worth putting in this codex page, but perhaps others ought to confirm it first.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Search_Engine_Optimization_for_Wordpress

    I'm using the standard permalinks and all my posts and pages have the same PageRank (5) as my main page. I checked another site with the same PageRank (5) on the front page that is using custom permalinks and other than the front page all the pages had a PR of zero. I'm just theorizing here, but it appears that for PR purposes http://www.tom-hanna.org/ and http://www.tom-hanna.org/?p=772 are reading as the same page.
    For what it's worth the categories on my site, where the URL is something like http://www.tom-hanna.org/index.php?cat=15, are all showing up as unranked.

    Anyway, it looks as if for sites that have a lot of incoming links to the main page, the custom permalinks could actually backfire search engine wise.

    Just food for thought. Might be worth looking at this across several blogs and seeing if it holds up.

  2. That is possible. Try using the following plugin for about a month, you may notice an improvement. It ensures that only the set permalink is viewed for each post and page. Anything else (even though its a valid link) receives a 301 permanent redirect.

    http://scott.yang.id.au/2005/05/permalink-redirect/

    Thanks for the suggestion. I've added a note about the plugin to the article.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Search_Engine_Optimization_for_Wordpress#Permalinks

  3. deano6410
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    http://www.tom-hanna.org/ PR5

    http://www.tom-hanna.org/?p=843 PR0

    http://www.tom-hanna.org/?p=850 PR0

    http://www.tom-hanna.org/?p=846 PR0

    http://www.tom-hanna.org/?p=841 PR0

    http://www.tom-hanna.org/?p=840 PR0

    http://www.tom-hanna.org/?p=837 PR0

    http://www.tom-hanna.org/?p=831 PR0

    This is the site you used as your example , all articles i checked were PR0 except one which was PR3. Maybe you could show me some other examples? Again, i must stress I am not trying to prove you wrong, infact i hope you are right.

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