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How many posts per forum page?
The more the better? (from SEO point of view)
fargo1999




msg:3868954
 5:52 pm on Mar 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

From SEO point of view - is it better to have 20 or 50 or 100 posts per page? I hear it's better to have more than less (I noticed some forums even allow 100 posts), but what's your expert view on that?

 

tangor




msg:3868955
 6:00 pm on Mar 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

Don't know about the SEO side, but really long pages take longer to load and my attention span is pretty short. 25 posts/page on my site seems to work just fine. :)

fargo1999




msg:3871709
 9:32 pm on Mar 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

I made it 100 and will see what happens.

rogerd




msg:3872521
 6:19 pm on Mar 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

That makes for a really heavy page, fargo1999. By all means let us know how it works out.

If you have many international users, the additional page size may be particularly problematic (due to slower internet connections in some locations).

fargo1999




msg:3872910
 3:50 am on Mar 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

I use gzip and it helps with the loading time. I've been looking around and many popular blog pages feel like 100 posts per page; still, they do well in search engines. Besides, scrolling down seems to be more convenient than going to the next page..

martinibuster




msg:3873013
 7:45 am on Mar 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

...still, they do well in search engines.

It's not enough to rank.

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