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Number Of Posts/Page & Its Effect On SEO & Advertising Revenue

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by TheBigK, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    I currently have posts/page setting at 10. By default, it's 20 on XenForo. Clearly 20 posts/page improves the text/code ratio which is supposed to be an important SEO factor.

    I wish to know about first hand experiences of posts/page & SEO relation.

    Showing lower number of posts/pages improves the overall number of pageviews - and affects advertising revenues. What do experts here think about the ideal number of posts/pages. :)
  2. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

    I do 35 posts/page as it's what my users want. If it negatively affects my SEO I could hardly care less. I'm more concerned with my current and long-term users. Guess it all depends on your reason for having a board. I don't care about the money side but others do.
  3. marioman

    marioman Active Member

    first thread page is the most visited by (users, visitors and search engine) so if you increased posts in threads your server resources increased too, page also will be more slow with having all users signatures, avatars and posts images
  4. Claudio

    Claudio Well-Known Member

    we are talking about a forum...not a static html page..

    on a forum, lot of pageviews are natural
  5. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Actually 35 posts/page would be great for SEO but it would server lesser pageviews (I guess) compared to 20/page.
  6. Steve10

    Steve10 Well-Known Member

    Not necessarily, because larger pages are going to take longer to load naturally and a major part of SEO nowadays is loading times.
  7. M@rc

    M@rc Well-Known Member

    Wrong! :coffee:

    From Google:

    It's about what's being discussed in the page, ;) The keyphrases on a page will be indexed in Google Search.
    PS. I do what my visitors feel more comfortable with since they're the ones using the forum.
  8. Steve10

    Steve10 Well-Known Member

    Speed doesn't just directly affect google ranking directly, it affects whether people will be bothered to wait for the page to load and their bounce rate (and for bing 'dwell time') because of this, if you're loading 40/50/100 posts at once it can take a hell of a lot of time to load a page, I know personally if i click on a page and it takes more time than i would expect to load then I simply leave that page. I may not be an expert but I know speed matters on my site for keeping users engaged.
  9. M@rc

    M@rc Well-Known Member

    @Steve - I was referring to the message which I quoted, ;)
  10. Steve10

    Steve10 Well-Known Member

    Yeah and I was trying to go into more detail with my point, speed is a factor directly in SEO (but not all as you point out), but it also affects bounce rate and dwell rate which are definitely factors in search ranking, so speed is a massive influence in rankings in my opinion.

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