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John H. Gohde Showcases His SEO Blog

This SEO Blog is pretty nifty don’t you think? John wanted something that would showcase his WordPress Blog programming talents. And, this Search Engined Optimized WordPress blog is what he came up with. John H. Gohde is very pleased with his work.

SEO WordPress Blog at Your Service

The blog starts out with a no name theme which John pretty much made his own. Turned it inside out, changed the color scheme, and got rid of a slew of display bugs on his WordPress theme. It is a fluid three column theme where the center column displays first, followed by the left and right sidebars. The blog title on the home page uses <h1> headers, while on every other page it is displayed with only <h3> headers. The post and page titles are displayed with <h1> headers, on their respective webpages. While post titles are displayed with <h2> headers on the home page which uses a rather unique display technique. Only the first page of the home page is indexed in Google. Neither are the category or archive pages index. And, any page or post can have its own meta tags to not index it, or whatever.

Search Features

The blog has a search feature that actually works better than Google’s search engine. It runs off of its own dynamic database which means that it is always up to date, and includes virtually every page and post on this blog.

Content Management System (CMS)

It is a content management system since a number of its blog pages use their own customized page templates.

Variable Display Navigation System

It uses a variable display navigation system which means that all of its pages do not look the same. Pages look different from posts. The home page is unique. The glossary pages look different from the standard blog pages. Most, but not all of it is achieved with conditional programming in the sidebars.

And, some 80+ outbound links to other SEO resources on the Web are intelligently displayed throughout the blog on just the category and blog pages, by related topic.

Visitors never forget where they are at because each class of webpage, such as Search, Not Found, Page, Post, and Categories explicitly identifies what you are looking at. Further, the category pages display a description of the category currently on display.

Plugins Are Not Always Used

The related post plugin was dumped in favor of public domain coding that was hacked by John to produce a recent posts listing as well as a related posts listing in the right sidebar.

Recent Posts

The recent posts feature has two elements of randomness added to it. The required PHP code is anything, but straight forward. But, clearly John H. Gohde was up for the challenge.

Related Posts

John had checked a bunch of those plugins out and they either didn’t work at all with his setup or they listed pages as well as posts. Nor, were the topics listed even remotely related to the topic of the post at hand. So, it dawn on him why not just list out other posts from the same category? As long as John classifies each post correctly and has plenty of posts in each category, this type of simple setup would make a heck of a lot more sense.


Finally, John has selected about a dozen plugins to use on his blog.

Collectively he has developed an unique SEO blog that nicely showcases his WordPress programming talents.





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