Q&A: Is Focus Pages something that can be used across the entire website?

30 Sep 2019
| Last update: 04 Oct 2019

Recently, Marv Dorner from the BeBizzy Break Podcast invited Florin Muresan, Squirrly’s CEO, for a conversation about Squirrly SEO and Search Engine Optimization in general.  

Coming from a WordPress developer’s side, Marv had a distinctive approach to learning more about Squirrly SEO, which translated into some very interesting questions.

His questions are probably some of your questions as well, which is why we decided to share segments of that conversation here on the Squirrly blog as well. Check it out. 

Marv: Are you looking to specify 4 or 5 or 10 pages as Focus Pages, or is it something that can be used across the entire website? 

Florin: You CAN’T use it over the entire website and it’s not that we can’t do it – it’s that we don’t want to do it.

If we would let people do this, they would just go all berserk, and they would place like 30 pages there, and the idea about Focus Pages is to focus on ranking a couple of pages at a time, and once you’ve ranked those, you move on to the next ones. 

Marv: You’re just looking for the low-hanging fruit and nailing those down, getting those optimized and then you take the next ten or the next 8 or 5, or whatever it is and just kind of move through the site periodically. 

Florin: Yeah, I’ve been helping somebody who has a podcast on entrepreneurship and I told him: “Okay, you can’t rank all of your podcast episodes in one week or one month. And if you just go around playing with stuff, you’re not going to get anywhere.

So, let’s take your episode about how to find a co-founder, let’s see if you picked the best keywords, let’s see if the technical SEO is there, let’s see if the traffic is alright; let’s see if you can promote it, let’s see if you can build backlinks, if you bring in traffic from social media. 

We get all the elements in place on that page before we move on to your next podcast episode.”

This is what we’re proposing: getting people to work on a couple of pages so that they can really focus, increase their chances of ranking, start ranking those pages and then moving on to the next elements (pages) of their website.

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This is a transcript of a section of an extended conversation between Marv and Florin.  (answer featured in this article starts at 17:16). 

For the full interview, check out Marv’s podcast here.

If you’re interested in Marv’s thoughts on Squirrly SEO after this interview, make sure to read this article here

Squirrly SEO features mentioned in this segment of the conversation: 

Click on the link above to learn more about the feature. 

Irina Pogor

Irina Pogor

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