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Best Way To Optimize the Tag's & Categories

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Davidnrog, Jan 6, 2015.

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  1. Davidnrog

    Davidnrog Regular Member

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    Tagging and categorizing the content of any blog or website is among the one of the best way to group the content in a systematic way.

    Is there any way to optimize the tag's? Should I limit the number of tags and categories in the content, image or in a video in any way?
     
  2. keadams26

    keadams26 Regular Member

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    I am making the assumption that you are using WordPress. Honestly, I would avoid the tags like the plague. You would be just begging for an over-optimization penalty for that. I would first suggest you check out the Idiot-Proof Guide To Building an Authority Site by phpBuilt. It's a good read and should help you out a ton. As far as the category pages, install the WP Custom Category Pages plug in and write unique content, complete with images, and you have optimized your category pages and avoided any kind of dupe content penalty as well.

    Hope that gets you headed in the right direction.
     
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    JournoNick Power Member

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    Yep, I second that. If you insist on using tags for human usage, make sure you no-index,follow them using Yoast plugin.
     
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    Me too... i had at least one site that was ranking with tag archives higher than the actual posts or categories... and since then i use a no-index on tags which has worked pretty good til now...
     
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    Another option would be to remove the tags with their links being shown in your post/theme.
    Adding 3-5 tags to each post could be great if you wanna show related posts based on their tags.