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Niche Marketing- A Different Kind Of Blog?

Well, I’m guilty of thinking again.   My mind wanders thinking of ways to do things differently-actually, a way to do things better, which brings questions, and then getting lost a little bit.

My blog, if you remember, is a pretty narrow niche in that I write about Green Real Estate. But, the other day I was thinking…What if there were a way to have multiple pages or categories with their own blog?  I know that makes absolutely no sense, but I’ll explain.

I have tried to spend some time looking at Niche Marketing Blogs over the past few months and each one proves that Niche Blogs are just…different.  If you get off topic, you lose readers.  If you don’t get out on a limb and break up the content sometimes, it bores people..and then you lose readers.

So back to my idea.  Personally, I think this is an amazing idea for the real estate industry.  In a way it would be multiple sites all in one.  For example, we have pages right?  Contact, Search for listings, yada..yada.  Then we have tags for our posts: Foreclosures, Mortgage, Marketing, New Listings…whatever.

What if within the separate pages we could have a different blog, or a way to filter a blog to a separate page?  Instead of having just one long page of posts on a blog page it would be nice for within the Dashboard to filter the Blog Post to a different page.

So, I’m writing a post on Foreclosures and I would like to filter it down to appear only on the Foreclosure page.

In my case, I would like to be able to write posts for say Builders and move it over to a Builders Going Green page.   Another idea would be a not so Real Estate page with General Green Information.

I would think that any one in Real Estate that focuses on a Niche of any kind would like the ability to do this.   Does anyone know plugin to do this?  Or are there any of my Genius friends out there that would happen to want to tackle it? :0)

Or is this just a dumb idea?

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    1. Erika Napoletano January 5th, 2009 3:56 pm

      Using WordPress, you are able to have both Categories and Pages. While I don’t believe the pages option is the right solution for you, and Article Library might be!

      Using an Article Library, WP sorts your posts by tags and when you click on a category, it takes you those posts and those alone.

      A Category Cloud can have the same effect.

      You could then establish Pages within your blog for static content relating to each of your key categories with instructions to “Check out our Article Library and click on ‘foreclosures’ to learn more!”

      Hope you find this useful…

    2. Craig Ernst January 5th, 2009 4:01 pm

      Steph,

      You can have multiple wordpress installs on one hosting account under one domain.

      For example:

      You can have your main blog at xyzrealestate.com.

      You can have your green real estate blog (with a different wordpress install) at xyzrealestate.com/green

      You can have your condo blog (with yet another wordpress install) at xyzrealestate.com/condos .

      Make sense?

      It works. I’ve done it before with no problems. :-)

      Craig

    3. Eric Blackwell January 5th, 2009 4:06 pm

      Stephanie- I think that each niche has its own requirements in that regard. As you know, one of the bloggers in our niche does a green blog ( http://www.LivingGreenLouisville.com ).

      The way that Dawn approached it was to have a piece focused on reaching green builders, a category on reaching green buyers, and a couple deidicated on connecting with the green community (suppliers of green products) – read: referral sources…

      Each time she posts, the post go onto the front page in the category that they are set in, giving them some orrganization to their categories…

      Is this kind of what you were shooting for?

      Best

      Eric

    4. Jim Kimmons January 5th, 2009 4:17 pm

      Though I may not be using these resources precisely as you are stating your desires, I think that it is what you need.

      1. I use http://blog.taragana.com/index.php/archive/wordpress-plugin-for-permanent-redirection-of-posts-angsumans-permanent-redirector-plugin/“Angsuman’s Redirect Plugin with WordPress to give me the ability to redirect posts or pages to another page.

      2. I categorize my posts for sub-grouping the way that I want.

      3. I then redirect page navigation in WordPress to the category page for focused topics. To see this, go to my site at http://galleryrealtyoftaos.com and check out the top dropdown page navigation under real estate. Almost all of the choices are pages redirected to categories.

      4. To further package the content, buy domain names to point to those category pages.

      Jim
      http://krunchd.com/JimKimmons

    5. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 5th, 2009 4:29 pm

      Craig, Ok..Sounds like what I’m wanting. How do you do that? I’ll have to do some searching.

    6. Erika Napoletano January 5th, 2009 4:31 pm

      Using WordPress, you are able to have both Categories and Pages. While I don’t believe the pages option is the right solution for you, and Article Library might be!

      Using an Article Library, WP sorts your posts by tags and when you click on a category, it takes you those posts and those alone.

      A Category Cloud can have the same effect.

      You could then establish Pages within your blog for static content relating to each of your key categories with instructions to “Check out our Article Library and click on ‘foreclosures’ to learn more!”

      Hope you find this useful…

    7. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 5th, 2009 4:32 pm

      Yes! But I want them to show up like pages along the top of my site. It looked like her’s are categories? How did she do that?

    8. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 5th, 2009 4:33 pm

      That last one is to Eric. :0) I’m replying through the dashboard since a few comments are not visible yet.

    9. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 5th, 2009 4:37 pm

      Hi Erika, I tried the category cloud before I switched to wp and it was really cluttered. I would like for it to appear like several sites in one…sort of, without being confusing. :)

    10. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 5th, 2009 4:42 pm

      Hi Jim, I’ll have to check that one out. Sounds interesting..and confusing. Off to look at it. Thanks!

    11. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 5th, 2009 4:46 pm

      Jim, How does the redirect affect seo? Or does it?

    12. Eric Blackwell January 5th, 2009 4:48 pm

      That is a standard theme that was once offered by a Guy named Brian Gardner at Revolution Themes…he now offers similar themes for free (but without support unless you pay at his new company…Revolution Two)

      To change it to how you want it is simply a matter of customization and coding from there. I have been wroking on a similar project for a niche blogger and friend in Indiana.

      Notice that (IMO at least) it divides the content up neatly and allows for appropriate headline text above each category.

      Hope that helps.

      Eric

    13. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 5th, 2009 4:53 pm

      THANK YOU to who ever hopped over to approve the comments. :)

    14. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 5th, 2009 4:57 pm

      Eric, what do you think about what Craig mentioned? Sounds like an easy way to do it..Ok, well..like a way that I might actually be able to figure it out :0)

      That is exactly what I’m wanting. Dividing the content easily and being able to focus content to one area without distracting another.

      Builders reading about building science don’t want to read about the recent CFL lightbulbs on the market kind of thing.

    15. Mike Mullin January 5th, 2009 5:32 pm

      Stephanie, what did you think of Jim’s solution? I checked out his web page and it seems to function in a way that solves your question.

    16. Eric Blackwell January 5th, 2009 5:49 pm

      @Steph- Yes, it is possible to use multiple instances of WP on a single domain. I have done it as well. Here are some considerations:

      1) You will have separate logins for each blog.
      2) You want to use a new plugin? 5 uploads vs 1
      3) Backups -same deal Upgrades? (you get the idea)

      also..it is tougher to manage the structure of a site with numerous blogs functioning in it.

      Keeping it all straight? Priceless (grin)

      Looks simple, but gets complicated IMO quickly.

      Given that you can set up RSS feeds by category as well..I think it is simpler to code out what you want in the first place…but that’s just me…Craig’s way is totally doable…management gets tougher…

      Thoughts?

    17. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 5th, 2009 5:49 pm

      Hi Mike, I think it’s a good idea I just don’t really understand it. I am wondering if it will or could mess up seo in any way with all of the redirects.

      I read the page that he links to and I’m sure it’s easier than it sounds, but I was having a hard time following it. Thought I would read tomorrow after I got some sleep. :0)

    18. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 5th, 2009 5:55 pm

      Eric. Hm. Yeah, that would be a pain.

      But, Steph doing Code changes = Disaster

      How about the redirect plugin that Jim mentioned? Is that an seo nightmare?

    19. Jim Kimmons January 5th, 2009 6:12 pm

      Hi everyone,

      I devised my solution for the easy navigation of the site by visitors. I didn’t consider SEO in that decision.

      That said, the post still exists as a standalone post, and the category page is exactly as it would have been. I see SEO looking at the post, not any extra ancillary navigation to help a visitor find it through normal navigation. Nothing is really different, except some pointers to help the visitor.

      I guess it could have an effect if a bot is following page navigation, but cache and indexing of content would seem to be exactly the same, with the text of the post being the key. However, I always consider SEO last.

      Stephanie, it’s really not too difficult, probably only in the way I phrased it. You write a post and categorize it, just as always. However, with page navigation at the top, you create a blank page that redirects to the category for the topic. Up until that point, nothing is being done differently for SEO purposes.

      Jim

    20. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 5th, 2009 6:15 pm

      Thanks Jim.

      No, I think it’s just me. LOL. Does it do that for every category or just the ones you choose?

    21. Jim Kimmons January 5th, 2009 6:23 pm

      Stephanie,

      I don’t like side navigation in WordPress, and I hate to take up space in sidebars for category lists. I use them, but as a dropdown. My concern is for the non-blogger, one who doesn’t even think about categories, and they just look for a button or text link to find what they want (a lot of people I think).

      I want them to be able to find things the way they’re used to, with buttons and dropdown menus. So, once I decided which categories had a lot of posts that I thought my visitors would want to find by topic, such as the Transaction Process, I just created a sub-button under Real Estate at the top for that as a category. The selection of which to do this way is arbitrary. I do not create a redirected page link to quite a few more minor categories and sub-categories.

      Hope this helps.

      Jim

    22. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 5th, 2009 6:25 pm

      Jim, nevermind. That was a stupid question. :) I figured it out..

      Still reading though.

    23. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 5th, 2009 6:27 pm

      That is my thing also. I don’t want to clutter the site and make it hard to find the content.

      What drop down menu plugin do you use?

    24. Ryan Hartman January 5th, 2009 6:35 pm

      Stephanie,

      Thanks for the post! I love this topic and spent much of the last year exploring the creation of niche sections within one wordpress install.

      The result is/was PhiladelphiaRealEstateHub.Com.

      If you check out the site, you’ll notice that the sidebars vary for the different sections such as “green”, “statistics,” and on each of the neighborhood pages. This is accomplished by employing the very, very nifty SimplePie WordPress Plugin which takes unique feeds for individual wordpress categories and parses them into the sidebar of each niche section. [The neighborhood pages actually employ this trick twice, filtering in recent blog posts about the neighborhood as well as recent listings courtesy of idx software that provides feeds.]

      Once a new sidebar is configured with this setup the individual page templates for the section/niche then becoming sorta self managing because as new posts to the main blog are categorized the category feeds alter. The result: A very dynamic site that search engines seem to eat up. (The Hub made it into the top 5 for the competitive google keywords “Philadelphia Real Estate” in under 9 months with hardly any inbound link love.)

      Broader applications of this technique could be game changing for larger brokerages looking for a relatively inexpensive way to help their agents establish an effective web presence while enhancing the over strength of the main company site. Imagine giving 100 agents a page that sits on the main wordpress install with a custom sidebar that filters in only that agents posts.

      In return for the free “website” (complete with hosting and maybe a $10/year domain name), agents could be required to provide 1 post weekly, perhaps about a business or a specific neighborhood that the brokerage would like to rank well for. The likely result: Local market web domination via an easy to manage single wordpress install. Add some basic wordpress seo and your agents will love the fact that their posts get search engine love relatively quickly. (Eventually, a brokerage might even offer neighborhood/niche e-newsletters to the public, then recruit agents who’d be willing to provide content for the virtual newsletter.)

      Thanks again Stephanie…If you decide to check out SimplePie, let me know if you’d like any help with the implementation…

      [Additional Shameless plug: I'm no longer involved with PhiladelphiaRealEstateHub so if any brokers out there are interested in implementing some of these ideas, I'm game to take on a new project. (This stuff is really just a ton of fun and I'm sorta missing it. :) ]

    25. Jim Kimmons January 5th, 2009 6:35 pm

      Sorry, but the dropdown is a function of the theme. I don’t know of any plugin for it, as it’s a pretty theme-dependent function. I made it one of my top criteria for them selection, as well as the newspaper/magazine format.

      I found a different one, with dropdown capability I’m really not using yet, for my site at http://functionaltech.com. I love the New York Times site, and wanted to do a lot of technology writing as articles.

    26. Jose Lopez January 5th, 2009 7:30 pm

      I think drop downs are the way to go. They are very popular are people are used to using them. If you work them right they can be a great tool and facilitates navigation.

    27. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 5th, 2009 7:40 pm

      Hi Ryan,

      Sounds like a neat tool. The unique sidebars are pretty neat. So the blog posts are put in to the sidebar? Or in to the page itself?

      Steph

    28. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 5th, 2009 7:44 pm

      Thanks Jim, that’s a pretty neat template.

      I found a couple of plugins for drop down menus. Now I need to see which one would work best for visitors.

      Since you don’t have to redirect all of the posts, I guess it wouldn’t be too much. Just the ones that I want to separate…

      I’m looking in to all of it in detail.

    29. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 5th, 2009 7:47 pm

      Hi Jose,

      It was not an issue before on my site, but I’m wanting to put quite a bit more content on there…I know it will be cluttered if I don’t do it right.

      Thanks

    30. Ryan Hartman January 5th, 2009 7:51 pm

      Steph,

      Works either way. Posts can go into the sidebar or the page, or anywhere else you’d like…I’ve even used the plugin in a header to show the 3 most recent posts…

    31. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 5th, 2009 8:15 pm

      Ryan,

      This seems really neat. Let me make sure that I have this right.

      It really has two parts to it.

      1. You can customize the sidebar
      2. You can feed posts through rss to where ever you want it?

    32. Ryan Hartman January 5th, 2009 8:26 pm

      1. You add the code associated with the plugin into the sidebar… & 2. yep, you can feed posts through rss to wherever you want.

      You can even customize the actual posts a lot. Examples: Show only a portion of the post, Bold the titles, add “nofollows” to the original posts, etc…lotsa, lotsa really neat stuff… [Dare I say this is a hip scene (eius?) :) ]

    33. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 5th, 2009 8:35 pm

      LOL. But Code and I don’t get along well.

      I’m wondering if I actually have time to do this…

      Sounds like you can really expand a site using this plugin…

      And it won’t affect seo? You can still use the all in one seo with it?

      Maybe I’m confused at how the feed works.

      Sorry to bug you with so many questions. I’m not all that techie. :0)

    34. Ryan Hartman January 6th, 2009 6:27 am

      Steph,

      As far as I know it won’t affect seo, unless maybe you abuse it and there’s duplicate content all over your site.

      Otherwise, each page you use it on can be all-in-one-seo’d up…

      Assuming you’ve already created enough content, shouldn’t take too much time to create a niche page. Email me and I can give you some of the code that I use, as well as any guidance installing the plugin and modifying sidebar files…

    35. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 6th, 2009 6:50 am

      Thanks Ryan,

      I’ll send you an email letting you know what I plan on doing with it. It is possible that I would be creating quite a bit of duplicate content in the end.

    36. Ryan January 6th, 2009 10:10 am

      I think you need a WP pro to set it up properly for you. Simple fix, basically your homepage should probably be static or a Page/Post combo with only the posts from the GREEN section below it. Setup additional Post/Page combos for other sections, say Foreclosures for example.

      Additionally, there are RSS plugins that can manage your feeds in a more complex manner. For example, someone could just subscribe to your GREEN feed.

      Duplicate content is not going to be something you have worry about as long as you have setup your robots.txt file correctly with the ‘nofollow’ attribute set correctly. I think All-in-SEO will allow you modify these settings easily.

    37. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 6th, 2009 2:27 pm

      I was wondering if that couldn’t be fixed somewhere in the sitemap…

      I can do it, it will just take me a while..

      All of the content on my site is green. What I’m thinking about doing is making separate sections for builders, buying to renovate, building new and not so much real estate (green lifestyle)

      Just normal real estate stuff I write about on a separate site completely most of the time…to keep it relevant.

    38. Teri L January 6th, 2009 2:48 pm

      I’m so glad you brought this up. I’ve been stymied for months trying to figure this out. Still don’t know how I’m going to do it, but you have some good starting places here.

      My issue is that I hate the “read more”, and don’t like sidebar navigation either. BUT, I also don’t want to scroll, scroll, scroll to get to any good stuff. Give me as much as possible without the scrolling, without the read more, without poking around the sidebar. What am I left with? Pages, I suppose. Pages that point me to this or that place? I dunno…

    39. Jose Lopez January 6th, 2009 4:33 pm

      This is a great post. I have a couple of websites, but no blog. I am thinking more and more about getting one together. WordPress is something that I see mentioned all the time so i am going to have to look into it.

    40. Jim Kimmons January 6th, 2009 4:42 pm

      Jose,

      For you or anyone else who it can help, I have a for sale eBook that you can download free on WordPress 2.7, and how to use it to create a web presence that will bring you leads. Here’s the link:

      http://galleryrealtyoftaos.com/WordPress-Simplified-eBook.pdf

      Also, for ongoing hints, tips and ideas about WordPress and technology, please visit my site at http://FunctionalTech.com.

      Jim

    41. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 6th, 2009 5:46 pm

      Oops. My comment didn’t go and I don’t remember everything I said.

      Teri,

      That’s kind of where I am. I can visualize what I want but not ready to hop and change yet. I was hoping that this year I could spend less time ‘working’ on my site and focus on keeping the content current…

      And I promised myself a few years ago that I would not rely on someone else to maintain and improve a site for me. *sigh*

      i don’t know

      What do you think about the simplepie plugin and learning to change the sitemap files manually? I love how the sidebars can be customized and the posts don’t have to be there…

      Do it together? You do your site and I do mine? (not right now though, I’m swamped for the next month)

      Was hoping for a rather quick remedy to this. :)

      Oh, guess I could change themes. But mine is branded so well already I hate to do that.

    42. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 6th, 2009 5:58 pm

      Jose,

      Blogs are a great idea because it’s an easier way to get information out to consumers and a transparent way for them to see who you are before they give you a call- A way for them to see your personality a little bit.

      If you decide not to go with wordpress, there are some great real estate blog platforms and other blog sites (like blogger) to get one started.

    43. Bob January 6th, 2009 8:09 pm

      Take a look at kristalsellsdenver.com – particularly her relo and communities section. Is that anything close to what you are looking for?

    44. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 6th, 2009 8:26 pm

      Hi Bob,

      Sort of. She has the categories in the sidebar where I would really like to have some of the pages be categories in itself where I could post to a category/page.

      So, if I write a post directed to builders and developers it would go on the builder/developer page(category) Make sense?

      I don’t even know if that is a good thing to do, but it sure could prevent a lot of clutter. :0)

    45. Bob January 6th, 2009 8:56 pm

      That is exactly how hers is set up.

      Kristal’s left side bar on her relo page is made up of topical sections where each link is to a page, not a post. The pages within each topic are mostly child pages, where the parent is that particular topic. For example, “Living In Denver” is one topic where the parent page is /living-in-denver/, and “Denver Climate” is the child page (/living-in-denver/climate/).

      She has done basically the same thing on her other internal pages where the sidebar contains only content relevant to that topic.

      In WP, it does a difference if you write it as a post or as a page. With a post under multiple categories, you can ran into dupe content issues. By writing a page that you can then link to from specific areas of your site, you can eliminate that potential neg.

      The multiple installs is an option, but as Eric points out, somewhat labor intensive.

    46. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 6th, 2009 9:04 pm

      I’ll have to look at that.

      How do you change the sidebar information on the individual page?

    47. Teri Lussier January 7th, 2009 6:16 am

      I have to change my theme.
      I want a static front page.
      I can’t even visualize what I want. I know what I want it to “feel” like. Which doesn’t translate into code, does it? :-D

      Thinking out loud…

      But, I can maybe use a Scenius widget on the side bar for the blog posts? Forcing me to create better titles, keeping content fresh and changing on the front page, which would kiss google? Am I wrong about that?

      Simple Pie. I don’t know… I’m kinda digging the Scenius widget idea for blog posts, and then organizing pages like Bob suggests. That might work, although, I’d still run as much as possible across the top. Kristal’s has a very clean sidebar on the left, though. That might not make me crazy… Well, not too crazy. ;-)

      Steph, you can put a widget into a blog post/page- not just the sidebar- if you only use html, I believe. Maybe someone else could verify that. If that’s possible, then using a Scenius widget on a static page would be one way to present info, and create some SEO? I’m guessing at this stuff… Just thinking out loud…

      I’ve been focusing on business lately, so my blog is on the back burner until some better habits have been established here, but I do need to get working on it- it’s a mess over there.

      ::cue BawldGuy yelling “Call the guy!!!” at the computer:: :-)

    48. Ki January 7th, 2009 4:48 pm

      Are the different pages going to be linked together.

      The one downside (which might not be huge) is that if someone comes to a blog and its all about green real estate and that is what they are interested in they might be more likely to call compared to someone that comes to a site that is about green real estate, foreclosures, garden homes, etc.

      It might still be worth it overall. But I wonder if it would be better if they are seperate blogs that are not connected to each other. They could be on the same site with just different sub directories.

    49. Bob January 8th, 2009 12:06 am

      Teri, adding that widget on your site doesnt create any SEO benefit for your site – and the benefit to others is negligible as those links dont have any shelf life.

      The benefit of changing content is also a bit of a myth.

    50. Teri Lussier January 8th, 2009 10:04 am

      Hi Bob-

      >The benefit of changing content is also a bit of a myth.

      Well, I’m hear to learn. Care to bust that myth in more detail?

    51. Betty Saenz January 8th, 2009 11:34 am

      I am a several niche marketer and have had that thought too. Sometimes my blog seems to be all over the place. However, I have a blog on my company website that is mostly focused on Real Estate. If you figure it out please let me know!!! I am an EcoBroker, and GREEN is my favorite specialty!

    52. Jonathan Blackwell January 8th, 2009 2:03 pm

      My solution is multiple blogs, each with its own niche.

      WordPress is easy enough where you can have a nice looking blog up in a couple of hours.

    53. Bob January 9th, 2009 11:55 am

      Teri – Busting the myth using the MythBusters methodology is easy:

      I have some very well known competition who post new content all the time, whereas I wrote a total of 3 posts in 2008. My homepage is static. My rankings are stellar – certainly better than theirs – my traffic is up – leads are increasing – and 4 closed sales in December from web leads.

      Fresh doesn’t mean good or relevant. What matters is content that does at least one of two things –
      1. garners links (for traffic)
      2. contributes and/or improves conversion of said traffic to a sale.

      Myth busted.

    54. Stephanie Edwards-Musa January 10th, 2009 8:06 am

      Ok, everyone I’m back. Had a busy week.

      The static home page seems to be pretty popular and after thinking about, I think it’s a good idea because many people are used to that also.

      Playing around in the dashboard- If you go to Settings>>Reading You can set any of your pages to a static page. If you don’t have one you like, create it and set it as the Static Home Page. No plugin, code or anything required.

      I’m still diggin’ the simplepie plugin to be able to change up the sidebars. THAT is pretty cool.

      Setting up multiple blogs, I don’t know. My site is already branded and known so unless it is multiple blogs in one URL, I might consider it.

      Still would like to make multiple pages with blogs posts in different categories all within the same site. The feedback on my site from visitors is that they love it, but they would like to see it be even more of a go-to site. More general green information, maybe not even just real estate.

      The more content I add though, the harder I think it will be to find information.

      I think I’m going to try adding a drop down menu plugin and static home page first. Maybe go back and tidy up my categories a little.

      Jonathan, when you say multiple blogs..do you mean within one URL like we talked about early in the discussion or a completely separate url?

    55. Budi Waluyo January 13th, 2009 3:46 pm

      In my site http://www.bestsurabayaproperty.com. I’m trying to combine static web and blog based on wp platform. It’s still a trial. The static web contain property product listing while the blog I propose to be supporter or compliment, that enrich all over the site’s content. I want to fill the blog with various different topic of articles relating with property, real estate, architecture, design, urban planing and developing, life environment and so on. Hoping that the material is not boring and the audience keep visiting the site. One principle. that I have to arrange the pages as simple as possible. I don’t use many various menu or other supplement feature, in order to ease people surfing the pages. In the low internet-minded society the pages should not be complex and confusing. I’m glad to find the traffic is increasing day bay day.

    56. Jim Kimmons January 17th, 2009 6:04 pm

      New information related to my original suggestion is available. I installed a plugin to check my PageRank for each of the 774 pages on my real estate site, and found that the concern about SEO when redirecting pages to category pages should not be a worry. Here’s my more detailed post on the subject:

      FunctionalTech.com post.

    57. miranda January 28th, 2009 2:24 pm

      Ryan Hartman-

      I was super excited about your fab tip. But, that plug in does not exist anymore. Any suggestions?

      Miranda

    58. Ryan Hartman January 28th, 2009 3:31 pm

      Hi Miranda,

      I was just able to download here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simplepie-plugin-for-wordpress/

      Is it not working with WP 7 or something?

      Thx…

    59. miranda January 29th, 2009 9:34 am

      Thanks Ryan. Sorry I wasn;t clear in my post. I am working with WP 2.7 and apparently it is not compatible. Do you have any suggestions regarding that?
      Thanks for you help!