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Should page contents same all time for SEO?

Hi,

I have a frequently updated website. That's why page contents change frequently. I mean the items that are on 1'st page become on 2'nd page a day after. Similarly 192'nd page which is my last page becomes 193'rd page a day after. So Google finds different content on a specific page than its previous visit. Is it bad for SEO?

What you think about it?

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Please don't duplicate your questions - stackoverflow.com/questions/4979665/… –  Mike Hudson Feb 13 '11 at 0:43
    
@seriocomic I want to have both side's ideas. Is that not allowed action? –  xy_ Feb 13 '11 at 9:02
    
Kemai It is good to have answers from both sides, but Stack Exchanges work best when there is only one instance of each question. That way, if someone searches for that question, all of the possible answers are grouped together. –  Jacob Hume Feb 13 '11 at 16:40

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Dynamic content is everywhere on the net - you only have to look at online news sites.

What you are describing is a display of archives (paginated).

The way for this to work best for SEO purposes is to ensure that each "item" that you are referring to lives on it's own URL, and then that item is referenced (linked to via the headline and showing the content), either in whole, or as an excerpt, in the archives.

That way, search engines and visitors alike can always access that particular piece of content at anytime (linked, bookmarked, etc), but you can still display your content in a fresh-to-old fashion.

Your next consideration is whether you want the paginated pages themselves to be indexed after page 1 (I would suggest not), so you'd control any page beyond page 1 with a meta robots element with "noindex,follow" instruction. Be sure not to do this to your main page. This will tell the bots not to include page 59 etc to be included in their index, but to follow the links on that page to the individual posts/items/entries/articles what-have-you.

Ensure each item is either tagged or categorized, and include links to those tagged/categories, as well as date archives and other interlinking methods (top 10 read etc).

Hope that helps.

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Thank you, this was helpful –  xy_ Feb 13 '11 at 9:07

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