question about wordpress and on site SEO
I am completely new to wordpress and have a couple of questions. I am used to static HTML pages where I have to get the copy (with the keywords) on the actual landing pages. With wordpress do the posts count as content on the actual root domain, or should i do something like a content block and then write copy for the root domain? The niche for this site is not terribly competitive, but it does need to be found (a local service site in the home improvement niche) Here is how I have it set up so far http:// carpet-cleaning-paso-robles (dot) com I am still just working on the site, but would really dig any help I could get at all.
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Don’t be confused by how content is added (WP Pages or Posts or whatever). It’s the same as anything else - what is on the page is what is on the page. If you View Source on a page you can see exactly what the code looks like. That’s what a bot will see. And in fact WP and Catalyst are very well designed when it comes to how the code is written.
As far as root level again the bots will see it wherever it’s installed. If you have WP installed at the root level of the domain that’s where they will find it. If you have WP installed as an addition to other sections of the site, for instance as a subdomain or subdirectory, that’s where the bots will see it.
I have it installed at the root level, and I am using an EZ homepage layout with a content block for the actual copy on the homepage. I am using the catalyst recent posts widget to display the posts on the homepage. I guess I should buff up that content block a bit then. All posts I am writing have a link back to the homepage.
Originally Posted by justme