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Google searches tend to find category pages

instead of individual posts - Wordpress (not hosted)


Learning Curve

7:25 am on Sep 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Any thing I can do to make it easier for Google to find the individual post instead of the category page?

Searchers would have to search through zillions of posts on the category page to find the one that answers the search.


7:30 am on Sep 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member vincevincevince is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Google sitemaps allow you to set a priority to different pages. Try setting a lower priority for the category pages.

Make sure you are only showing snippets on the category pages (not whole posts).

If you want to be clever, do a FULLTEXT query for the referring search string against your posts table for that category, add an ANCHOR on the winning post, and then do a javascript redirect to #thatanchor onLoad


12:50 pm on Sep 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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do you use the Goolge hacks at all?

Learning Curve

2:37 pm on Sep 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

I guess not because I don't know what you mean "hacks" in this case.

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