WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Forums

The effect of the <!--more--> function on SEO (4 posts)

  1. nyirendac
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have just implemented the <!--more--> function in order to present a number of posts on my home page in summary form. And as a result of this, the <!--more--> function has introduced a slight variation in the URL. For instance for the permalink: http://nthambazale.com/2008/08/masters_phd_research_internship_vacancies/ the link generated by the <!--more--> function's "Continue reading this post…" link is http://nthambazale.com/2008/08/masters_phd_research_internship_vacancies/#more-70. Will this have any effect on my search engines.i.e.Will the two links be looked as two different links?

  2. Darran
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Why should it be looked upon 2 different links?

    They are both linking to your post, just that when it loads, it puts you to the more-70 span id.

    Why do you not consider excerpts?

  3. nyirendac
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks Darren.I will implement excerpts on the new theme that I am working at the moment.BTW, what is the advantage of using excerpts?

  4. Darran
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am no SEO guru, so I can't really tell you what kind of effect excerpts have on search engines. I guess I like excerpts better is because they don't generate an additional link e.g. click here to read the full posts like the <!--more--> tag. It just displays the excerpt you have declared or the first 55 words of your posts.

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic