What Every Blogger, should know about Categories and Tags, to Get More Readers, and Get More Traffic?

Are you interested to Learn About Categories and Tags, and How to use them, better to Organize Your Website, or Blog, the right way, and get more traffic?

See, we all see, the Term Categories and Tags everywhere. You see it on your blog, you see it on many other online tools, that deals with organizing information such as Evernote.

Did you ever wonder, what’s the right way to fully utilize Categories and Tags?

Here is why Categories and Tags are important to your blog:

  • Make your content more organized, so it is easy for your Readers, to Find and Reach more Content on your website, which makes them stick longer at your website
  • Categories and Tags can be part of Your SEO Keyword Strategy, so that you can get more Organic Traffic From the Search Engines

In case you are wondering what are Categories and Tags:

Categories provide a helpful way to group related posts together, and to quickly tell readers what a post is about. Categories also make it easier for people to find your content. Categories are similar to, but broader than, tags.

Depending on the theme and widgets you have activated, categories can be displayed at the top or bottom of posts, on the individual post view, and/or in the sidebar. You can assign multiple categories per post (you must assign at least one), and categories can be organized hierarchically.

How Categories and Tags

How Categories and Tags

Here is how to use Categories and Tags the Most Right Way, and the Most Efficient Way:

  • Each Post must have at least one category, and can have 0 to unlimited number of tags
  • Categories makes more sense, as a broad definition of all your related content
  • Tags are just more specific description of what your content is about
  • Categories can also be displayed as a Widget on Most Themes
  • Categories and Tags have some effects on your URL Structure:
    • you publish a post attached to a category “food,” the URL will look like this: http://example.com/category/food/
    • You published the same post with a tag as “rice”, the URL will look like this: http://example.com/tag/rice/

So, if you have a recipe blog – where you post different Meal Recipes and, you write a new Blog Post with the Following Title: “How to Prepare a Healthy Fat Free Lemon Salmon and Brown Rice Meal in under 30 min”. So What do you think the Category and the Tags will be for this post?

A Category can be: Fast Meals, or May Be Healthy Meals and Tags can be: Salmon, Brown Rice, Lemon.
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Finally…

Whenever you write a new Blog Post, make sure that always assign one general category per blog post, and as many tags as possible that specifically defines your blog post. This will make it easier for your readers to sort out your content through different general categories.
Also….as a bonus tip, make sure that when you assign categories or tags, is that you go through google keyword tool, and research for relevant keywords to be utilized under your categories and your tags. This will definitely help improve your SEO effort.
Please leave me a comment below, and let me know, what you think. How are you planning to use the Categories and Tags in your WordPress Blog?
I will talk to you soon,,
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