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Aug 19th, 2012, 01:11 PM
Adding More content to homepage hurt ranking?
I have a couple of blog type sites ranked good for a few keywords to the homepage.
Now I notice that if the pages were longer with more content it would be a better user experience and would probably give me a better bounce rate.
So I want to go from 7 posts showing on the front page to 17 posts showing. So people can see more content on the homepage without clicking on next page ect, ect.
Could this effect my ranking negativity? Could it actually help ranking also?
should I try it, Yay or NaY?
Last edited by czoom; Aug 19th, 2012 at 01:18 PM.
Aug 19th, 2012, 02:52 PM
i don't know if it would hurt your rankings, especially if all of the articles are about the same subject. some of it would depend on how it's set up.
wouldn't it hurt your bounce rate if your users only stayed on one page for everything?
in theory it may seem like it would create a better user experience, but it might be a lot to take in for your users, as it would be a ton of content one one page. think about when you get to a web site. how much do you like scrolling to get what you want? personally, i like clicking on stuff to get what i want.
Aug 19th, 2012, 03:36 PM
Yes and no.
It might and it might not.
It all depends on the blog, if it's a good blog, any additional content is good, if it's crap, you can add more crap all day long and all you're going to have is more crap.
Aug 19th, 2012, 03:57 PM
Kind of a crappy plan...
Originally Posted by Test-ok
Disclaimer : My posts on SEO are just from my observations and I do not say it is a true fact... A real fact of life is that, I'm often wrong...
Aug 19th, 2012, 04:29 PM
Its not crap. All content is based around the same niche, so if people are interested in the first post, they should be interested in all posts.
Originally Posted by Test-ok
I will try it out. Just a bit afraid, because of all the craziness in Google that one change might make me lose a couple of spots.
Aug 19th, 2012, 04:30 PM
That worked in 1999 when Google wasn't that smart and could not spider deep inside so you tried to keep as much content up front as possible. Now that Google can get into every nook and cranny cramming too much content is claustrophobic for the users and can actually hurt with Google as after recent updates it love pithy content. A few chosen words to make a 500 word article and spend the rest of energy in creating back links in good neighborhoods.
Originally Posted by czoom
Aug 19th, 2012, 04:43 PM
Adding more content to your homepage will change the keyword density of the page. Unless you do a careful analysis of the page and add the same keywords with the same density to your new content, it will affect your ranking.
Aug 20th, 2012, 12:21 AM
Just the home page? and would your answer be different if the home page had...say one sentence?
Originally Posted by MyWebPromotion
As long as your adding good content, keyword density isn't going to bring you down, it may even rise very little but in the right direction, but that all depends on the disclaimer below.
[disclaimer] Seems the definition of Good Content varies considerably from person to person.
And if you know how to write sock dropping articles, your good enough to add your keywords, phrases, which is all the density one really needs...No?
Aug 20th, 2012, 01:54 AM
things are uncertain as no one knows how Google accept these changes. Still you can think logically by following ways.
You not gonna change your page URL... you just need to add bit of content on the home page hence you won't face any major ranking related issue. Remember, don't change the title.
As you said this is blog, so your home page content is keep on changing every time (when new post happened). So pulling more content on homepage shouldn't hurt your ranking.
Pulling 10 extra posts can increase number of http requests and if you are using featured images for each post; the number of http requests are even increased. But all in all load time shouldn't be increased drastically.
Aug 20th, 2012, 02:46 AM
Adding content to homepage
I think adding more content to blog's homepage will drive more traffic from search engines. I keep 15 latest posts on my blog home page.
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