WP fans: What do you prefer Pages or Post?

by Fking
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When you are building a micro niche site and know that you will have only few articles, what do you go for and why? Posts or Pages?
Or maybe you mix them up?
#fans #pages #post #prefer
  • Profile picture of the author Geoff101
    My money pages are "pages" while my small content sections are posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author ~kev~
    I use my wordpress post for information pages that contain a lot of amazon banners. Lets say I have a page called "backpacks." On that page I will discuss the different types of backpacks, with several amazon banners between the different types.

    In other words, I use Wordpress pages as sales pages.

    I have thought about using them for something like a wiki. Create a whole bunch of pages on different topics and interlink them.
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  • Profile picture of the author mitashseo
    Pages normally defines individual category and post comes in single one. So as you are starting to use WP for micro niche marketing I would suggest you use posts rather pages. Because using pages may dilute your total content property. Or you can divide your niche market into two categories and post in each section.
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  • Profile picture of the author snapcontent
    not sure the engines treat them any differently, TBH. But I could be wrong.
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    • Profile picture of the author GameVoid
      Originally Posted by snapcontent View Post

      not sure the engines treat them any differently, TBH. But I could be wrong.
      Yeah, I can't see any difference either really other than posts can be assigned to categories and pages cannot be (at least in the themes I have).

      I use pages for things that I am going to update frequently, like site tables of content, sales pages, etc. Everything else goes into posts.
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      • Profile picture of the author Marksv
        I use pages for my sales pages or my main website pages.

        I then make a page labeled blog, and set my reading settings to display all blog posts on that page...

        Fun stuff, wordpress has the best of both worlds!
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        • Profile picture of the author Fking
          Originally Posted by Marksv View Post

          I use pages for my sales pages or my main website pages.

          I then make a page labeled blog, and set my reading settings to display all blog posts on that page...

          Fun stuff, wordpress has the best of both worlds!
          i do the same
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    • Profile picture of the author Fking
      Originally Posted by snapcontent View Post

      not sure the engines treat them any differently, TBH. But I could be wrong.
      they don't, i'm asking more about usability and practices
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by reapr View Post

      Posts for the RSS
      Ding ... Ding ... Ding ...

      We have a winner, in my views anyway.

      If I am going to be building a small niche site, with less than 15 documents (pages, posts) then I will always use
      posts as posts are automatically added to the rss feed.

      This helps content get indexed faster, I will also mention some plugins use content found on the rss feed, thus if your using pages you can not leverage these types of plugins (auto social poster is a great example).

      If I am building a larger authority site I will then focus
      on using pages for targeting keywords that are more competitive, linking in from various posts to my pages.

      Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author fivestarexec
    Fking,

    I use pages for selling and posts to provide information. If the intention is for a micro site with just moderate content I stick with pages altogether leaving off the posts.

    Hope this helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marian
      I have lots of posts that would become less organized when using the content on pages. Though some smaller blogs use just pages It really depends on what you're aiming to accomplish.

      Marian
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      • Profile picture of the author justhandsome
        If you use Posts then the keyword density will suffer ;hence in case you write articles etc as posts then it may work out other wise I feel it is difficult to make the page rank with so much different information ;the keyword density suffers on posts ...with pages you have the control....
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        • Profile picture of the author Fking
          Originally Posted by justhandsome View Post

          If you use Posts then the keyword density will suffer ;hence in case you write articles etc as posts then it may work out other wise I feel it is difficult to make the page rank with so much different information ;the keyword density suffers on posts ...with pages you have the control....

          you mean, because of comments or?
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          • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
            Originally Posted by justhandsome View Post

            If you use Posts then the keyword density will suffer ;hence in case you write articles etc as posts then it may work out other wise I feel it is difficult to make the page rank with so much different information ;the keyword density suffers on posts ...with pages you have the control....
            Originally Posted by Fking View Post

            you mean, because of comments or?
            I don't know what s/he means but that post is a complete garbled nonsense...
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            • Profile picture of the author justhandsome
              Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

              I don't know what s/he means but that post is a complete garbled nonsense...

              Sorry to be not so clear earlier ...what I meant was that Pages are some thing which you have more control as in the content which you create by keyword density I mean that if you have a page as a home page the content will not change ,you can control the keyword density ,whereas with posts in case the posts keep on increasing daily(amazon etc) ,the search engines may evaluate the keyword density differently.
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          • Profile picture of the author justhandsome
            Originally Posted by Fking View Post

            you mean, because of comments or?
            No usually people keep some affiliate products/advertisements as posts ...which in my thinking may dilute the keyword density..although no one can claim to be an expert ..just logical thinking with some experience...

            there may be workarounds though ,I don't know or don't use any in wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Originally Posted by johnkatz View Post

    Can you build micro niche with wordpress?
    No, you cannot build a "micro niche" with WP. However, you can build a micro niche site
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  • For regular content, posts. For static content, pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leslie B
    I always use Posts for my articles. Even when I build micro niche sites with only a few pages I will try to use posts. The main reason is the RSS feed of course, although there are plugins that can put your pages in your feed (but why bother with adding to your blogs workload while you can keep it simple).

    If you want your site to look like it consists of only pages, there are themes that take care of that. Only have the latest post on the homepage for example. But definitely go with posts.

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  • Profile picture of the author Onur Ibrahim
    Great advice!

    I use both, but my money pages and articles are always posts.
    That way I utilise both RSS and auto posting to other sites.
    I have also set up feeds to pull content from my squidoo , e-zine articles and create posts.
    This helps SEO also
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  • Profile picture of the author webdango
    I use pages for standard content

    Contact form
    Privacy Policy
    Terms and Conditions
    About

    And posts for the rest. This is because I can assign categories and tags to a post, then put cat and tag widgest in the side bar, giving me more keyword anchor links to the posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author dirtdigger
    I started with html sites and have had a hard time mentally with using posts. After trying a couple of sites with posts and pages mixed I have switched to using just pages.

    Two advantages I see with posts are RSS feeds and categories. You can have both with pages, sort of. For a category like structure I use the plug-in pageMash. It gives me pages and subpages and you can use the subpages just like posts in catagories and the url will display like this:

    ...domainname. com/ pagename/ subpagename...

    I have not used the new WordPress menu but believe it will work the same way.

    For RSS I use the RSS Includes Pages plug-in and all you pages will be included in the site RSS feed. I do not use category feeds so don't know what to do for these.

    If you have pages that you don't want to include in the RSS feed there is a plug-in called Stealth Publish that you can use to remove unwanted pages like your privacy policy from the feed. You will not find this plug-in at the official WordPress site but will need to do a search for stealth publish to find it.

    I am sure that I am missing some goodies by not using posts but I do like the simplicity of using just pages.

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author MKWeb2
      I use a mix. Like most have said here.... Posts for content and Pages for Sales. With a few exceptions.

      I sell ad links to keywords in my content and even include some of my own products as links too. Plus you include the adwords or other PPC revenue streams and banners and a couple graphics for products or programs you are promoting personally and you can quickly fill up your posts with all sorts of monetization methods
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      • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
        Depending on the template you use, some templates allow you to have a different design for your pages than your posts.

        For example, you can design your Page to be single column, different header, etc...important if you want to use it as say a sales page or squeeze page - then you can have your Posts as traditional blog format.

        Jeff
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  • Profile picture of the author deloriagod
    Depends on what I'm doing. If I'm writing something that I want consistently seen then I'll go for pages. If I feel it's less important (or I'm writing an actual blog) then I'll for go posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author success_89
    i tend to use posts more and if i really need some direct focus aimed there will be a page specifically for it... but love posts as well for the rss as well
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Re: WP fans:
    Well, fans are just that: fans who are joyously ignorant and have no idea how to use posts or Pages

    On the other hand, experts know exactly there is no general rule (as it was stated several times above). It's not even worth asking...

    Before thinking about posts vs. Pages one should sit down and draw a "map" of the future site and its content: how the content will be organized; what is the defining taxonomy of the content; what will be the overall structure of the site etc.

    When you know all that - it is time to think what technical feature will serve your goal the best. Till then it's waste of time.
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    • Profile picture of the author Fking
      Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

      It's not even worth asking...

      Before thinking about posts vs. Pages one should sit down and draw a "map" of the future site and its content: how the content will be organized; what is the defining taxonomy of the content; what will be the overall structure of the site etc.

      When you know all that - it is time to think what technical feature will serve your goal the best. Till then it's waste of time.

      Well for an answer like that it kinda is worth asking :>
      also for setting your mind right by looking from others people perspectives
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