WordPress Theme Search Results Archives

WordPress Theme Search Results Archives

WordPress Search Results Archives are an interesting one SEO wise, they have the potential to be quite useful.

With the default WordPress Theme Twenty Sixteen the Search Results Archives output aren’t perfect SEO wise, but they are better than some of the other WordPress archives in some important aspects.

The above search results archive is better than all the other archives (including categories) because the Twenty Sixteen outputs excerpts on the search results archives. On categories Twenty Sixteen outputs the full post content rather than a more sensible excerpt: see the Category Archives SEO Tutorial for details!

If your current WordPress theme outputs full post content on archives (category, tags, dated, home, search archives) I strongly recommend changing WordPress themes. From a performance SEO and ranking SEO perspective using full content on archives doesn’t make sense.

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