WordPress Posts and Post Types
WordPress Posts are used for blog entries that you create in WordPress CMS, they differ from pages in a sense that they contains date, category, tag and the author details associated with them.
Types of Posts in WordPress
So basically think of blog posts as single entities which WordPress includes important information when saving them in the database.
WordPress post types on the other hand are different in a sense that WordPress uses post types to store different types of content so that it can arrange them correctly in the database. For example:
- Post (Post Type: ‘post’)
- Page (Post Type: ‘page’)
- Attachment (Post Type: ‘attachment’)
- Revision (Post Type: ‘revision’)
- Navigation menu (Post Type: ‘nav_menu_item’)
If you are a beginner to WordPress, this concept may sound strange, so the best way to think about it is: Posts where you publish blog posts, are a type of Post Type that you use for blogging. Other post types are there because of the way WordPress works while arranging content within the database.
So once again, think of WordPress arranging its database as saying “Okay, all images can be stored in the database as attachment because all images are a TYPE OF attachment” or, for blog posts “Okay, all blog posts can be stored in the database as post because all blog posts are a TYPE OF post” and so on.
Video Explaining What WordPress Posts Are
WordPress Blog Posts and Google Ranking Optimization
I recently read information from a reputable SEO expert (mind you with many followers) claiming things like “take a look at my highly competitive keyword ranking first in Google” and when analyzed, you can see that for the past few years, they been promoting those same keywords. And their backlink data shows well over 10000+ backlinks.
Now go and tell the small business owner to follow those SEO strategies? Or, even suggest to them to do this or that for higher Google rankings? Its retarded way to think about SEO, instead do this:
When Creating Blog Posts
First, set the stage on your site by making sure that you have thought of presenting exactly what you want to your website visitors. At minimum, make sure that you follow these website conversion insights and tweak your website so that its ready. Then, make sure that your static web pages are optimized with these techniques.
Don’t Neglect Image Optimization
Concerning images: you may already know how to optimize images for SEO but what you may not be aware of is that, when naming your images, they should correspond with the page content. Meaning, if this current page you are on is optimized for WordPress posts, then, the image file names should also relate to those keywords.
Furthermore, alt attribute then naturally will mention keywords such as WordPress posts and also the keywords around the image will naturally be related to WordPress posts make sense?