Comment on SEO Silo Theme by SEO Dave.
Your question inspired a new article about SEO Silos.
Editable category pages. If I understand correctly again yes, you can under the edit category section of WordPress add unique content near the top of each category. Example output at SEO Tutorial category.
Stallion Responsive also includes a custom page template feature which includes page templates for categories. The default Stallion category output is what you see on the category above, there’s also a category page template for showing the full content of posts (not a good idea SEO wise) and you can create your own (there’s an example category page template included for editing).
Dropdown menus SEO silo impact. Dropdown menus like the one I use as a main navigation menu have no more SEO impact than any other set of links, BUT because most of the links are hidden it’s very easy to get carried away and add too many. Looking at my navigation menu it looks like 5 links which sitewide isn’t bad, we need to give users access to important part of the site sitewide. When taking the dropdown links into account it’s 28 links which is more than I’d like sitewide.
As I mentioned in the new SEO silo article at the bottom I’ve a feature in mind to deal with this, basically multiple navigation menus that load for different sections of the site. Didn’t have the time to code it into the Stallion Responsive 8.1 update (which I just released), so will look to add this feature in the next update (probably be a few months).
In the meantime if you have a site with a lot of content and you want to niche the sidebar links as I described in the SEO silo article you can do that now: about to do this myself for this site. Since I’ll have more sidebar real estate to play with I might drop the drop down parts of the main navigation menu and keep it down to under 10 links sitewide and add the dropdown content where I currently have the recent posts widget (left sidebar or maybe the footer). Possibly a recent posts widget that loads recent posts from specific section of the site the user is on, so the links anchor text are better niched for each section.
Don’t go too over the top with siloing your links, I don’t see evidence for over optimization penalties per se, but taking SEO link siloing to the max (possible with Stallion Responsive) is going to remove the natural variability in the anchor text of links within a site. Yes strongly niche a webpages links, but don’t have ALL links only highly themed to one strict set of keywords. The Stallion SEO Super Comments feature is brilliant for avoiding this, the user comments comment titles are used as links, so some of the anchor text isn’t as fully SEO’d as I’d have wrote them.
I have a tendency to develop these awesome SEO features and never get around to using them as I move on to developing more SEO features! Was updating some of my 100+ domains yesterday to Stallion Responsive 8.1 and a lot (most) of them were still running Stallion WordPress SEO v7.1.1 which isn’t mobile responsive and not that great SEO performance wise. Been too busy developing Stallion Responsive to use it!
On health would be nice if the mind was that strong, I understand the mind has an impact on well being and healing, you just have to look at the placebo effect to see the minds potential and a positive outlooks aids healing. It falls short on healing physically damaged body parts like degraded disks that are fused with bone fragments and titanium pins. To use your computer software analogy, doesn’t matter what you do to the software operating system if the hard drive is physically damaged it’s not going to run as well as it should. I’m a skeptic on that type of healing generally, because it’s so easy to manipulate the human mind the only evidence I’ll accept is peer reviewed double blind scientific research (I studied genetics at Uni, planned to research HIV/AIDs). Look at how people behave when they drink non-alcoholic beverages, but believe they are alcoholic, can’t trust anything a human thinks works for them, has to be double blind testing to rule out placebo and the fragility of the human condition.
Thanks for the offer though.