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Should I sitemap my blog even if my site is sitemaped (5 posts)

  1. Tee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hey,

    I allready have my main website sitemaped and I was wondering if I need to create an additional sitemap for my blog as well which is in a different folder ex: xyz.com/blog or i dont need to that since my main website is sitemaped

    I was also reading on SEO; http://codex.wordpress.org/Search_Engine_Optimization_for_Wordpress

    But im trying to figure out which plugin to get - what would you recommend - my blog is allready listed on google however I dont like the URL links where it shows the Name of the site - archive - category - blog title in the link

    Should I optimize my Blog? if so what plug in do you recommend?

    Thanks,
    my best,
    JOey Dee

  2. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 7 years ago #

    Sitemaps can be useful for providing visitors with (yet another) navigational aid to your site, but as for the SEO stuff... Look, search engines live and die by their spidering or site crawling tools. When you provide adequate paths into your content for these, they'll find and make use of them.

    Personally I don't have a sitemap, and have yet to run across a search engine that fails to know all about my blog.

    You want to optimize your blog? Cut down on the # of posts and graphics you have on your blog's home page. I turned away from it before even checking it out due to the amount of time it took to load (and I'm on a cable link!). Focus on the reader experience of your blog first before worrying if search engines like it.

  3. h8dk97
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Are you leaving fewer posts on the index page just for readability or is it an SEO consideration as well? I agree that website should be readable and friendly for visitors but I never forget about making it search engine friendly.

  4. Tee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm not really having an issue with SEO i just want to improve the SEO on the blog - of course the blog needs to be friendly for visitors in which the load time can be improved I agree with that however I'm not targeting a broad market I have a specific market that i work in where we rely on the visual aspect therefore images are important.

    FOr example the anchor lins says this: http://pumatalk.com/blog/?p=49 (I would also like to change the URL to .html)

    ALso look at the title in the header: PumaTalk Lifestyle = Blog Archive = PUMA Budoka

    I would like to make that only "PUMA Budoka" in the header title.

    Though I have not optimized my Blog it did not effect it in anyway in Search Engines however for aesthetics I just want to keep it clean and simple.

    So let me now what I can do mates.
    regards,
    Joey Dee

  5. h8dk97
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi pumatalk,

    Nice theme. For SEO you could enable short url's in your blog i.e. /2006/11/29/blah-blah-blah and also use one of the meta title/description/keywords plugins.

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