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  1. I have a couple of pages that have significant content. One is getting daily hits from search engines. The other never gets search engine traffic. Since they are pages, not posts, I was wondering if there is any way to add tags to help the search engines find the one they seem to be missing.

    The blog I need help with is mindrenewers.com.

  2. That's not possible. Pages and Posts are different. Pages are for static content that rarely if ever changes and sit they sit outside the blog structure. We cannot assign categories and tags to them. We assign those only to posts. If you are focused on getting search engine attention and SEO then please read this as a page based structure is not the best choice to make. More here > Better Blogging at WordPress.com: Pages and Posts

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  4. Thanks, very helpful -- but now I'm confused, so I'll give specifics. I was dealing with a technical topic over a series of posts, and was concerned I was wearing down my readers with too much technical info.

    So I decided to create a static page which summarised what I'd done so far (with links), finished out the topic with further info, and then linked to it in an overview post on my front page. http://mindrenewers.com/the-meaning-of-theopneustos/.

    Not many hits at first, but now, if you google "theopneustos" with "meaning" or "etymology" or several other combinations, it is right near the top of the list. Theologians have been writing on the meaning of that Greek word for centuries, it is all over the Internet. So how did I get so much Google love, if pages don't have much juice with them? It's not my pretty face.... :)

    Because whatever I did right, it would be nice to know.

    I was going to ask this on your site, but it appears I can't comment on that post. A problem with your new theme?

  5. So how did I get so much Google love, if pages don't have much juice with them? It's not my pretty face.... :)

    I would never have placed this information on a static page because I care about discoverablity, SEO and pagerank and I know static pages don't have much Google juice but posts have lots. I would have created a post instead, assigned the minimum combined number of Categories and Tags (under 10) to it that accurately describe the contents and published the post.

    Best wishes with your blog.
    P.S. I opened comments again on that post but I've already answered you here.

  6. Hmm. I care about discoverability too, but I'm a novice in this area, obviously. So one follow-up question -- should I try to fix it now? Do I create a post identical to that page, and ask my readers to bear with me since I'm reposting old info? Or do I figure that Google found it and likes it anyway, and just leave it as is?

    Any recommendations? This content is certainly some of my best work in my short blogging career.

    By the way, I can't tell you how much I appreciate what you do both here and on your site. I've been bouncing around your site quite a bit in recent days, and improving my anchor text and deep linking as a result. I'm learning a lot of other thigns as well. I had no clue. I doubt you get enough thanks for it all.

  7. Hmm. I care about discoverability too, but I'm a novice in this area, obviously. So one follow-up question -- should I try to fix it now? Do I create a post identical to that page, and ask my readers to bear with me since I'm reposting old info? Or do I figure that Google found it and likes it anyway, and just leave it as is?

    Any recommendations? This content is certainly some of my best work in my short blogging career.

    By the way, I can't tell you how much I appreciate what you do both here and on your site. I've been bouncing around your site quite a bit in recent days, and improving my anchor text and deep linking as a result. I'm learning a lot of other thigns as well. I had no clue. I doubt you get enough thanks for it all.

  8. I would not create duplicate content. Instead what I would do is create an identical post and assign the minimum combined number of relevant Categories and Tags (under 10) to it that accurately describe the contents and published the post. Then I would edit the page and remove all the text except for a brief introduction and a link to the new post I had just published.

  9. Thank you, I will do that. Thanks again.

  10. You're welcome.

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