March 24, 2013 at 4:34 pm #3371
In terms of keyword density, headings with keywords in the content, etc…how does a widgetized homepage like Epik’s affect SEO?
Thanks!March 24, 2013 at 10:02 pm #3378WesModerator
I’m not an SEO expert, so I’m not really qualified to give SEO advice…..but if I were to guess, I doubt it would affect it in a negative way since everything is coded in the same way as StudioPress. StudioPress/Genesis are known for good SEO practices, so thats why I assume it should be fine.March 28, 2013 at 12:42 pm #3398
Genesis/Studiopress claim to have a good SEO, however a bad genesis child theme choice can harm SEO too.
So let’s wrap up:
1) Google indexes homepage first, domain + whatever they find on homepage = best combination: and mainly keyword density, image alts, etc. That is homepage content. QUESTION: are Epik homepage widgets content indexed by search engine bots? Have you tested it?
I don’t think that with SEO title and SEO description will be enough for SE bots [add_action( ‘genesis_meta’, ‘epik_home_genesis_meta’ );]
2) I could add some text on the homepage that loads before the widgets but I can’t because there’s no “homepage” Page as such…only a home.php that loads a sidebar with widgets.
3) And yet I like the design of homepage.
So could I use a full width page as a static frontpage , and have another page load the widget structure found at home.php?
So homepage loads a page with text and images, etc which is better for the seo of my domain and the home.php actually works for instance for a ‘Services’ page or sth like that?
4) All your themes have widgetized homepages?
Thanks!March 29, 2013 at 2:07 am #3425EricCustomer
I’m guessing you missed the Genesis SEO Settings. To adjust the SEO settings you can simply follow this tutorial which explains how to set everything up (including the homepage) – http://my.studiopress.com/docs/genesis-seo-settings/
As Wes already mentioned, this Child Theme WILL NOT affect your SEO in a negative way. Wes builds his themes in the same way as StudioPress does, so there is nothing you need to worry about 😉
Here are more StudioPress links/tutorials that should answer common Genesis questions –
Genesis Tutorials – http://my.studiopress.com/tutorials/
I create awesome sites for awesome people! Contact me if interested – firstname.lastname@example.orgMarch 29, 2013 at 1:28 pm #3435
Thanks Eric, I hadn’t missed them.
You see, SEO doesn’t seem to be an exact science, and after outsourcing with 5 SEO consultants and agencies, from Spain and the US…the thing is: they say different things each time. The guys I’m working with now say that homepage content shouldn’t look empty to bots
I’ll assume the bot will index feature/welcome widgets titles and content.
So I’m happy with that,
Thanks!March 29, 2013 at 1:38 pm #3437
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