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Confused About Content - Several Questions

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by richard3i, Jan 30, 2012.

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    Hi everyone, Ive been a little confused on a couple things with my wordpress blog where I have been experimenting with several techniques. Hopefully you guys can offer some input.
    SEMrush
    I have a education blog about a certain field and the first page was a "page" in wordpress with my information. I then had several posts with more information, a standard setup. What I noticed is my main page would get horrible traffic, but when I changed wordpress to show posts on front page my traffic would increase, but for the keywords from those posts. Thats all fine and dandy, but how come when I take them off front page my traffic goes down for those keywords. Because when someone searches for those keywords it STILL finds them in their sub pages, not on the front page?
     
    richard3i, Jan 30, 2012 IP
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    It is likely that the links from your homepage are helping your posts to rank better, and once you remove those links from the homepage their rankings drop for the keywords those pages are optimized for.

    Your homepage most likely has the most exterior links pointing to it, so it has the most link juice and it spreads that out to pages linked from it. By removing the links from the homepage they no longer have the link juice flowing to them from the homepage.
     
    revium, Jan 30, 2012 IP