Static page vs Latest Posts?

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I'm having a dilemma on deciding whether to keep my home page as showing my latest blog posts or change it to a static page.

I'm under the impression that having it as my latest posts wont help me in terms of SEO. Reason being I have categories which will display the posts that are on the front page anyway.

What are the benefits of using a static page? Why should I use a static page?

My website is about me on my Journey to become a Professional golfer. It will be updated using the posts every round of golf I play and also some other stuff like tips, reviews and what's worked for me improving my game.

I'm struggling to decide what I could use a static page for.

Any help would be appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kiril S
    Originally Posted by aaronjunited View Post

    I'm having a dilemma on deciding whether to keep my home page as showing my latest blog posts or change it to a static page.

    I'm under the impression that having it as my latest posts wont help me in terms of SEO. Reason being I have categories which will display the posts that are on the front page anyway.

    What are the benefits of using a static page? Why should I use a static page?

    My website is about me on my Journey to become a Professional golfer. It will be updated using the posts every round of golf I play and also some other stuff like tips, reviews and what's worked for me improving my game.

    I'm struggling to decide what I could use a static page for.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Why not use both? With the help of widgets, you can insert in your home page a bit of information (Text Widget) with your site's main keyword, and underneath it place your latest posts (Genesis - Featured Widget Amplified). That way you get best of both worlds.

    That is why I love Studiopress.com themes. The Genesis Framework is very powerful and flexible.
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  • Profile picture of the author apnavarun
    I would suggest you to make a sidebar with a title like recent post or latest post and place all your new post links there. Make sure these links are crawl able by search engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    It's possible that constantly changing the text/title/etc... on a web page can drop a page in the SERPs. Depends on the niche (ex: evergreen niche vs. news niche) & the competition.

    It's not like every single site/page/niche/competition will react in the same way.

    Do your own test on your own site. Done.
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