WP Silo Building Plugin

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Hi Warriors,

I am looking for a WP plugin that will organize into categories and link to previous all existing posts on an existing blog.

Please help

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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Your not building a silo with plugins, it's just not going to happen. A silo is more than just adding links, it's also about removing the typical fluff from an average blog/site/page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Icematikx
    I've just recently built a massive site in a SILO structure. Took me weeks after custom modding my own theme.

    The only plugin I used was to show different sidebars depending on the pages.

    The pages/sidebars all need to be done manually. You want more juice going to more searched pages. E.G. if you're writing reviews, you want more links to the most searched food processor, and less to the least searched.

    It's maths plain and simple. You need to understand the concept of PageRank and figure out how to correctly distribute juice among the supporting pages, while keeping them all relevant and ensuring the main central SILO hub maintains the most juice..

    Then you need to manually control internal linking between the pages within the SILO.

    It's a downwards structure, but it needs to be interlinked correctly to distribute PageRank.

    I'd suggest reading up more.
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    • Profile picture of the author SEO-Dave
      Originally Posted by Icematikx View Post

      I've just recently built a massive site in a SILO structure. Took me weeks after custom modding my own theme.

      The only plugin I used was to show different sidebars depending on the pages.

      The pages/sidebars all need to be done manually. You want more juice going to more searched pages. E.G. if you're writing reviews, you want more links to the most searched food processor, and less to the least searched.

      It's maths plain and simple. You need to understand the concept of PageRank and figure out how to correctly distribute juice among the supporting pages, while keeping them all relevant and ensuring the main central SILO hub maintains the most juice..

      Then you need to manually control internal linking between the pages within the SILO.

      It's a downwards structure, but it needs to be interlinked correctly to distribute PageRank.

      I'd suggest reading up more.
      I feel for you, with the theme I've developed can achieve what you've described that's took you weeks in minutes IF posts are categorized with tight niching in mind.

      Silo link structures can be achieved in an automated way if a site is planned correctly and the right features exist in a theme (not as easy with plugins). I automatically create silo link structures using categories, only automatically link posts from within the same categories.

      For example the Popular Jokes widget at Political Jokes only links to political jokes. Go to one of the political jokes and the category tagcloud that's in the footer of categories isn't loaded, so over 90% of the automated links from the WordPress posts are related to political jokes. Go to posts in another category and the Popular Jokes widget only links to other posts in the same category.

      I've spent no time silioing the links on that site, added two widgets:

      Popular Jokes widget which loads sitewide, but only grabs posts from the categories the post is in (so no sitewide links) and a category tagcloud widget which only loads on the home page and categories (doesn't load on posts/pages).

      The above took 5 minutes to achieve (setup 2 widgets). Obviously can achieve better if I manually created even tighter manual links from sidebars (or even better with contextual links in the content), but it's not an important site, don't have the time to create hundreds of custom link widgets that only link to related pages manually (used to do it that way, but takes too long).

      Next step is being able to achieve similar with the navigation menu, currently sitewide and links to some of the most popular pages traffic wise. Would be good to build multiple nav menus and set them to load for specific categories/posts like you can with custom nav menus added as widgets if you use a theme with widget control (mine does) or use a plugin like the Display Widgets plugin.

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      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        I am thoroughly confused by your "funny jokes" website.

        I looked and looked, but I could not find any funny jokes on the site.
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        • Profile picture of the author SEO-Dave
          Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

          I am thoroughly confused by your "funny jokes" website.

          I looked and looked, but I could not find any funny jokes on the site.
          Funniest thing about the jokes site is about a million visitors a year and barely makes any money!

          Sucks, use it now for SEO testing.

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          • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
            Originally Posted by SEO-Dave View Post

            Funniest thing about the jokes site is about a million visitors a year and barely makes any money!

            Sucks, use it now for SEO testing.

            David
            Okay... so that is the joke. I get it now.
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  • Profile picture of the author WareTime
    I build mine the old fashioned way. Html and some php includes to make life easier. WP is too much hassle to get rid of all that you don't need/want.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by WareTime View Post

      I build mine the old fashioned way. Html and some php includes to make life easier. WP is too much hassle to get rid of all that you don't need/want.
      Wordpress will do whatever you tell it to do, it's HTML/PHP.

      I've attached a bare minimum Wordpress theme that took less than 5 min. to make in Notepad++. The entire theme source code is below.

      My point is 99.99% of Wordpress code you see in WP themes is optional.


      Here's the index.php file:

      Code:
      <!DOCTYPE html>
      <html>
      <head>
      <title>Simple Theme</title>
      <link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_url'); ?>">
      </head>
      <body>
      <h1>Simple Theme</h1>
      <p>This is an example of a simple Wordpress theme.</p>
      </body>
      </html>



      Here's the style.css file:

      Code:
      /*Theme Name: Yukon Simple Theme
      Theme URI: http://www.warriorforum.com/members/yukon.html
      Description: A bare minimum Wordpress theme example.
      Version: 1.0
      Author: Yukon
      Author URI: http://www.warriorforum.com/members/yukon.html
      Tags: simple theme, simple, theme, yukon
      */
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      • Profile picture of the author SEO-Dave
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        Wordpress will do whatever you tell it to do, it's HTML/PHP.

        I've attached a bare minimum Wordpress theme that took less than 5 min. to make in Notepad++. The entire theme source code is below.

        My point is 99.99% of Wordpress code you see in WP themes is optional.


        Here's the index.php file:

        Code:
        <!DOCTYPE html>
        <html>
        <head>
        <title>Simple Theme</title>
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_url'); ?>">
        </head>
        <body>
        <h1>Simple Theme</h1>
        <p>This is an example of a simple Wordpress theme.</p>
        </body>
        </html>

        Here's the style.css file:

        Code:
        /*Theme Name: Yukon Simple Theme
        Theme URI: http://www.warriorforum.com/members/yukon.html
        Description: A bare minimum Wordpress theme example.
        Version: 1.0
        Author: Yukon
        Author URI: http://www.warriorforum.com/members/yukon.html
        Tags: simple theme, simple, theme, yukon
        */
        Only looking at the code above, that's no use SEO wise because the title tag will be identical sitewide.

        The above would be one of the worst SEO things you could do to WordPress.

        The title tag needs to be unique for every page generated, most themes hit this basic SEO tick box.

        I've worked ~8 years coding SEO features into a single theme, if you want the same control over the WordPress output as you have with a simple html file (you can not get better SEO than a custom built single html webpage) it requires a crap load of options: you need to be able to override every aspect of a webpage and it's not as simple as you'd expect with WordPress.

        With single html pages what you add to the code is what you get, but it's a case of building one page at a time with simple shortcuts like includes for sitewide or partial sitewide items (headers and footers for example).

        With WordPress by default you don't have this level of customization (not many themes have multiple header/footer options), but what you loose in customization you gain in speed and automation: write the content, WordPress does the rest. Internally linking a new article on a website built with 1,000 standalone HTML pages isn't simple, it's automated in WordPress.

        If you have unlimited time go html, build one page at a time and add exactly what you want to each page. If you want to make money and don't like wasting time use something like WordPress to automate many tasks.

        Like I said I've spent about 8 years developing in WordPress trying to achieve the same level of customization as single html pages without loosing the speed/automation element, have almost got it.

        Yukon do you ever develop sites using WordPress? Vaguely recall you said you don't.

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        • Profile picture of the author yukon
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          Originally Posted by SEO-Dave View Post

          Yukon do you ever develop sites using WordPress? Vaguely recall you said you don't.
          Not only do I build my own WP themes I've built Windows software that builds WP themes.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    It's a bare minimum example showing WP is simply HTML/PHP.

    I don't care what anyone does with it.
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