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    Read more or no?

    Since there is no thread discuss about this and i think this is important matter, i create this thread.

    What's make using read more or no is so important is because there is a myth that said google hate read more system. If i'm not worng, it's because google think it as the way of author, making more link for their article.

    But for writter point of view, read more sometime needed because we find our article is too long. Instead to make hompeage generated slowly because that article, and to make 6-7 article place on homepage but look not too long, read more system in your article is a good method.

    I'm not using read more since i'm writing only 250-350 word article and place only 3-4 article on homepage. But i'm sometime want people to see if there is a interestig article on my blog. If i'm already make 3-4 article after that article, that's mean that interesting articlw will lose from homepage. That's why i ever plan to use read more, in way to place 6-7 article to postpone the "dissapear-ness" of that interesting article.

    What you opinion about this and do you use it?

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    'I opinion' that I never heard of that before (Google's hate toward read more links). Do you mind sharing your source?

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    Ok, why not. I get that info on www.bloggingtips.com forum (owned by Kevin). I'm already try to find the post, but i can't find it. I will try to find it again.

    Anyway, so read more or no is depend on your length of article, right? And if you don't want to use read more, you can change it become another sentences such continue reading, etc...How about using persuasive word such : Get some interesting by continue reading, etc...How?

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    Is it just me that doesn't have a clue what this thread is about? Anyone care to inform me? :P

    Quote Originally Posted by Nic SEO View Post
    'I opinion' that ....
    LOL

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    :P
    Probably a way to make more threads.

    Nah, seriously, I get the feeling that akira is saying that the 'read more' link afffects your site's appearence to a Search Engine's eyes... and I personally don't think its true.

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    But what was meant by 'read more'? Read more what?! :P

    At first I thought he was on about reading more blogs, but if it's SEO related surely it can't be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    But what was meant by 'read more'? Read more what?! :P

    At first I thought he was on about reading more blogs, but if it's SEO related surely it can't be?
    He's on about 'Read More' buttons on blogs.

    Like on Teenius you have 'Continue Reading' on your most recent post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    But what was meant by 'read more'? Read more what?! :P

    At first I thought he was on about reading more blogs, but if it's SEO related surely it can't be?

    He's speaking of the 'read more' link itself below an article on the homepage of almost any blog. That's why I find it ridiculous when he says it affects your ranking.

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    Well, I think you should put a read more link when your articles contain a lot of images, or they are too long.

    I think Continue Reading links for short articles are unnecessary. It is because you are just wasting your readers' time by asking them to load a new page to read a few more paragraphs.

    By the way, to add a Continue Reading... link, add '<!--more-->' in the HTML of the post where you want the link to be inserted.

    The rest of the content in the bottom will be hidden, unless you click the 'Continue Reading' link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gloson View Post
    Well, I think you should put a read more link when your articles contain a lot of images, or they are too long.

    I think Continue Reading links for short articles are unnecessary. It is because you are just wasting your readers' time by asking them to load a new page to read a few more paragraphs.
    True, but sometime, even though the post is short, you just want it to 'fit' with the rest of the posts on your homepage (let's say that all of the other articles only show the first 100 words of the message, you don't want to let a 200 words article unedited on your homepage).

    Quote Originally Posted by gloson View Post
    By the way, to add a Continue Reading... link, add '<!--more-->' in the HTML of the post where you want the link to be inserted.
    That is so great! Never knew before today, Thanks!

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