Yola Blog Archive?

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What is the purpose of the blog archive? How does it work and what are the benefits and limitations if any?
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Hello peterscea

Great question to ask!

The blog archive basically stores all of your posts by date. If you add this to your site, then your visitors can locate any of your old blog posts.

I hope this answers your question. Please let me know if it does not.
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Thanks Sanja.
If you don't add the archive to the blog, does this make it relatively harder for readers to use? Sorry but trying to understand the real benefit of this facility.
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Hi peterscea

it's basically just another search method by which your user can search for your blog posts. I don't think it necessarily has an impact on how easy or difficult it is for your readers to locate your blog posts. For example:

1. Recent Posts - then this displays chronologically X number of posts.
2. Tags - displays related post by words used.
3. Blog Archive - displays posts under months. (e.g. Jan 2010 - all blogs posted during that month).

I know that I didn't necessarily answer your question but I just hope to convey that it is just another way of searching for your posts. Some may find this to be a useful tool if they only wanted to look under a certain month.
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Gotcha. Thank you Sanja
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It also means that each of those pages links back to your blog main page...Such internal linking is good for SEO.The one area I hope they do fix on the blogs is to let us put a meta description in each post instead of getting a duplicate for each one.
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Thanks John. A person with huge experience on the values of the blog use as an information method.

I have always considered the post title as the meta description as well is that incorrect?
Matt Cutts is saying that meta descriptions and keywords are not very important in Googles assessment. because they can be used fraudulently.

I try and make sure that the important title words are repeated once in the body or tags.
It's a difficult one to get solid answers on and specially because the Yola model varies from many others. I guess i'm guessing?
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Our Blog titles are Window/Page Titles....If you look on any of your blog pages at the top of your browser you will see the title....That is why I started wording blog titles with SEO in mind....it is also the names the URL so double SEO.

I know Matt Cutts and all these guys say this stuff and they know a lot more than I do for sure....Here is my own observation on all of this....All the little things we do add up.....What if you have two web pages each vying for the same spot in search results? They are both equal in all ways but one....One has a meta description and the other does not.....Which one gets the better spot in search results?The importance of something is relative to a given situation....Just my opinion anyway.
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A reasonable opinion. Once again Google is always looking for tie-breakers and something as logical as your your last sentences fits the bill.
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Exactly....I see it as a tie-breaker too....Could easily be the first spot on the second page or just maybe the last spot on the first page.