Are Your Blog Posts being Tagged and Categorized Effectively?

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One of the most commonly misused features in blogs are tags and category. These features are frequently added to blogs and blog post without considering how users will interact.
Your blog will be more organized and navigable if you use tags and categories well. You are now ready to think of the national gaming league for your blog post.

The use of Tags and Categories

The navigational elements of a blog can be made easier by using categories. The best way to ensure that your posts are on topic and still relevant to your audience is to plan your categories.

List the broad topics you plan to write about on your blog. You should keep them simple (e.g. They should not be too specific and kept to a maximum of 10 words.

Tags do not require much upfront planning. They can be created post-by–post.

How do I add categories to a post?

If you’ve already created your categories and written a great post, then choose the one that most closely relates to what you wrote. A new category may be needed if your blog has fewer posts or is relatively new. If you are convinced that you should create a new section, consider whether or not you will ever be posting to this category. If not, it is time to create a more broad category. Blogs will look empty and unmaintained when there is only one post per category. Are you writing a blog article for traffic? Or are you simply inspired to write

Which tags should I add?

Once you’ve added a category, tag it. Tags should list any sub-topics or product names.

Avoid adding too many tags to one post. Be concise with your tags, capitalize the first word of each tag and keep tags short (1 to 2 words is best, not more than 3 or 4.

Display of Tags and Categories

WordPress publishes blog posts at the end. Usually, the tag and category are displayed. Your themes sidebar, footer or header might display a list of all category and tag information.

Information Architecture and Usability have both to do with where and when to display categories or tags. These are important considerations for your blog’s frontend. This is my one tip, but I won’t go into too much detail. Do not overwhelm your blog with links. Your goal is to make the user click on something. To choose from, a tag cloud is available.

SEO considerations

One of the benefits I have experienced from using categories is their high ranking on search engines. Google may display these links on the search engine results page as site hyperlinks if you have a well-organized blog. will ensure that you have plenty of ideas for blog posts. You can also grab a keyword from the list and create a post about it if you don’t have any ideas.

Be aware of the issues surrounding nofollow’ing tag and category link links, as well as noindex’ing tag pages and tags. This will again be specific to your blog, and your goals for search engine optimization.