Wordpress Pages vs Posts: Which Ranks Better Longterm?

by Jesus Perez 5 replies
For Wordpress users out there:

Which type of content is ranking higher in the long run for you? Your posts or your pages?

Has anyone created a Wordpress site with pure page content? If so, how's it doing seo-wise?

I know Google will penalize blogs that do not update frequently. But will they penalize the pages also?

I'm thinking pages may be a better way to build a mini-site. I don't really care much for the pinging. There's other ways to get indexed quickly (-cough EZA-).
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisgarrett
    Posts, but only because they attract more links. My pages tend to be services and so on, stuff that people rarely link to. That said, I have sites that are all pages that use WP just as a CMS and those pages rank fine.

    Added: I don't believe Google penalizes sites that don't update, they just rank sites that are attracting links, clicks and awareness higher
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
      I don't know if you'll be able to find solid comparisons but logically and logistically, posts can have more links depending on your theme.

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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Lockwood
        I think it's a good idea to use each for its intended purpose, rather than worry about search engines.

        Pages are for static info like contact info, about us, etc.

        Posts are posts.

        If you start putting what looks like a post as a page, it will just confuse people.

        I really doubt search engines even distinguish between the two- rather than just going by the content, links, etc.
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        • Profile picture of the author e-mail2u
          Use both,

          Use posts to update your content search engines love this, and use pages for special offers and services.

          Hay why use one option when you can use both..
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          • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
            There is no inherent benefit to pages over posts or vice versa. Both can have the same URL structure, both can have the same content, both can have the same comments. It's just a nomenclature thing to help you keep yourself organized; WordPress expects certain things of pages versus posts, but in the end you have the control.

            Take a look at this site of mine. It's 12 years old (yeah, 1996), and a few months ago I put it all on WordPress. None of the URLs changed (Advanced Permalinks plugin), it has lots of dynamic tools for webmasters (Page Templates and Exec-PHP plugin), articles (which are blog posts with a custom template), news feeds (WordPress has an RSS parser in its core), etc. WordPress just makes it easier to manage.

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            WP is flexible enough to run virtually any type of site. I have product sites on it, ecommerce sites, content sites, and of course some blogs.
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