About LesleyHamlin
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British born but have been a Florida resident for over thirty years. As a realtor in a competitive market area, I joined Wealthy Affiliate

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I'm still a little confused about pages and posts. For example, I have selected a main keyword which I thought should be my main page content. But, apparently not, according t

Thanks Nathaniell. The things I wrote down from your video is that
a. Google sees both pages and posts
b. The posts are where I put my main keywords
c. You don't (personally) target the actual keyword in your page title

Pages and posts are the same for SEO, with the exception that some themes do not allow for comments on pages. Getting comments can help with adding fresh, keyword rich content from visitors to your website. For other differences, see this training:

I assume you talking about the landing page/home page that people land on when the get to your site, usually these are blog rolls unless you have a static page, if your doing a post they say between 500/1500 and a page 2000 having said that it very much depends on your niche, I use my posts to link to other pages

Thanks for the response Katie. Yes, I think that's what I mean. It's back to what theme I choose maybe. My niche will be home decorating ideas - interiors and outdoor living.

ok though this is quite a long bit of training (1hr) it is very good and could help you out

Thank you for directing me to that training. I will watch it as soon as I can. Lesley

Pages are generally the frame work of your site (The menus/drop down, tabs on the top of your site. These are where I put my longer articles which I hope to target harder keywords to rank. I link to these pages via my posts which are still usually around 1000 words. More posts with internal links to the pages the better the pages should rank. Well Thats how I do it anyways..

Thanks Josh. This is all about trial and error and the learning curve I suppose. I will keep at it, but I find all this set up a bit confusing. Lesley

It gets easier once you understand the process. Just hang in there and shoot for the stars

There is no difference between pages and posts so far as SEO is concerned, at least in themselves. Posts allow for comments, which can help your rankings.

Okay, so scrap the seo question, and perhaps clarify where the page of 1500-2000 words should go, vs the 400 word post?
Thanks for your fast reply.

I'm not exactly sure what you're referring to with the 1500-2000 and 400 word posts, but I don't think there's a set rule for that sort of thing. There are some general rules though:

It's generally good to have long posts (like 2000 words) as those have lots of content that could get ranked.

It's generally good to have some shorter posts as well, as those are more reader friendly for people who don't want to read small novels.

It's generally good to have some variety in your post lengths, based on how many words you feel the topic requires.

Regarding your home page, its structure will really be determined by the theme you pick. Mine is mainly picture links with short text descriptions.

I do appreciate your response. I suppose I do get it and will have to keep "testing". Finding a theme that doesn't need much work will be my next challenge as I'm totally non-tech. I'll look at yours.
Many thanks, Lesley

Sure thing. I don't know if you can see my site from WA, but I'd be happy to send you a link if you PM me.

Keifer, I did find your site and enjoyed reading it immensely.
Thank you for your help.

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Pages vs posts for the best seo?

Pages vs posts for the best seo?

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Authoring & Writing Content
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I'm still a little confused about pages and posts. For example, I have selected a main keyword which I thought should be my main page content. But, apparently not, according t

Thanks Nathaniell. The things I wrote down from your video is that
a. Google sees both pages and posts
b. The posts are where I put my main keywords
c. You don't (personally) target the actual keyword in your page title

Pages and posts are the same for SEO, with the exception that some themes do not allow for comments on pages. Getting comments can help with adding fresh, keyword rich content from visitors to your website. For other differences, see this training:

I assume you talking about the landing page/home page that people land on when the get to your site, usually these are blog rolls unless you have a static page, if your doing a post they say between 500/1500 and a page 2000 having said that it very much depends on your niche, I use my posts to link to other pages

Thanks for the response Katie. Yes, I think that's what I mean. It's back to what theme I choose maybe. My niche will be home decorating ideas - interiors and outdoor living.

ok though this is quite a long bit of training (1hr) it is very good and could help you out

Thank you for directing me to that training. I will watch it as soon as I can. Lesley

Pages are generally the frame work of your site (The menus/drop down, tabs on the top of your site. These are where I put my longer articles which I hope to target harder keywords to rank. I link to these pages via my posts which are still usually around 1000 words. More posts with internal links to the pages the better the pages should rank. Well Thats how I do it anyways..

Thanks Josh. This is all about trial and error and the learning curve I suppose. I will keep at it, but I find all this set up a bit confusing. Lesley

It gets easier once you understand the process. Just hang in there and shoot for the stars

There is no difference between pages and posts so far as SEO is concerned, at least in themselves. Posts allow for comments, which can help your rankings.

Okay, so scrap the seo question, and perhaps clarify where the page of 1500-2000 words should go, vs the 400 word post?
Thanks for your fast reply.

I'm not exactly sure what you're referring to with the 1500-2000 and 400 word posts, but I don't think there's a set rule for that sort of thing. There are some general rules though:

It's generally good to have long posts (like 2000 words) as those have lots of content that could get ranked.

It's generally good to have some shorter posts as well, as those are more reader friendly for people who don't want to read small novels.

It's generally good to have some variety in your post lengths, based on how many words you feel the topic requires.

Regarding your home page, its structure will really be determined by the theme you pick. Mine is mainly picture links with short text descriptions.

I do appreciate your response. I suppose I do get it and will have to keep "testing". Finding a theme that doesn't need much work will be my next challenge as I'm totally non-tech. I'll look at yours.
Many thanks, Lesley

Sure thing. I don't know if you can see my site from WA, but I'd be happy to send you a link if you PM me.

Keifer, I did find your site and enjoyed reading it immensely.
Thank you for your help.

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I've used up all my free 30 searches in Jaaxy. Just went premium (first month reduced price) and not in a position to upgrade to Jaaxy. Can someone explain, or direct me to, th

Here are three excellent trainings on the WA keyword tool. Hope that helps!

Thanks Nathaniell. Perfect. I'm getting the hang of this and it feels great. L.

Awesome. Keep up the good work!

As an additional resource, you can also check Robert's training here:

Everlight, your link doesn't load for me, but I'm sure I'll find the topic soon.

Hello, a few hours ago there is some kind of 'server error' issue which caused training blogs can't be loaded. Try to check it again :) The issue has been resolved.

Thanks - issue resolved and it opened up for me.

PPC means Paid Per Click, and usually refers to campaigns where you pay a company/website and they give you traffic. You usually pay per a certain amount of clicks, or traffic. I suppose the PPC score is just saying how effective that keyword would be in a PPC campaign.

Article power (to my knowledge) means the same thing as the "SEO" score in Jaaxy.

Honestly, I see no real reason to use Jaaxy (other than it's a tiny bit more accurate) over the WA keyword tool, as I've tested it several times and the QSR/competition is the exact same (or at least VERY close, within 2 or 3) across both tools.

Thanks Polycount. Seems that the QSR/competition is one of the most important components and as you say is very similar in Jaaxy. Thanks for your response.

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Wa keyword tool vs jaaxy ?

Wa keyword tool vs jaaxy ?

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I've used up all my free 30 searches in Jaaxy. Just went premium (first month reduced price) and not in a position to upgrade to Jaaxy. Can someone explain, or direct me to, th

Here are three excellent trainings on the WA keyword tool. Hope that helps!

Thanks Nathaniell. Perfect. I'm getting the hang of this and it feels great. L.

Awesome. Keep up the good work!

As an additional resource, you can also check Robert's training here:

Everlight, your link doesn't load for me, but I'm sure I'll find the topic soon.

Hello, a few hours ago there is some kind of 'server error' issue which caused training blogs can't be loaded. Try to check it again :) The issue has been resolved.

Thanks - issue resolved and it opened up for me.

PPC means Paid Per Click, and usually refers to campaigns where you pay a company/website and they give you traffic. You usually pay per a certain amount of clicks, or traffic. I suppose the PPC score is just saying how effective that keyword would be in a PPC campaign.

Article power (to my knowledge) means the same thing as the "SEO" score in Jaaxy.

Honestly, I see no real reason to use Jaaxy (other than it's a tiny bit more accurate) over the WA keyword tool, as I've tested it several times and the QSR/competition is the exact same (or at least VERY close, within 2 or 3) across both tools.

Thanks Polycount. Seems that the QSR/competition is one of the most important components and as you say is very similar in Jaaxy. Thanks for your response.

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