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Categories or Pages for WordPress?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Scoobeigh, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. Scoobeigh

    Scoobeigh Regular Member

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    Hey guys.
    Im pretty new when it comes to SEO, but after reading a lot thought I would jump into it and give it a shot.

    When creating a WordPress site I have seen people create categories and all their posts live in there, on the other hand I have seen people create pages, and all their posts live in there.

    So I was wondering, is there a specific way to go? or does it not really make much of a difference, SEO wise.

    Cheers!
     
  2. dishumm

    dishumm Junior Member

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    Under category is good I think. Please make research on google or over here to know more about what you really need.
     
  3. SimpleSiteSolutions

    SimpleSiteSolutions Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I would use categories for your main content. Use extra pages for things like About Us, Contact Us, FAQ page, etc.
     
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  4. Seolb

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    Categories are the best one for me. Because it takes to Google that consider as what your site contains and what your main and sub niches are. Actually it works to rank well and get authority as well, I think.
     
  5. GreenDog

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    I have always had some pretty good results treating pages/post like the traditional category pages. I have never indexed my categories pages.

    For example:

    If my website was about Widgets and I have enough content for a "category" page that dealt with Blue Widgets I would create a longer form post and link out naturally in content to the articles that would normally be on a category page.
     
  6. stevesolo

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    Category pages are beneficial from the user experience point of view because it offers another way to navigate your site. It’s also helpful for search engine bots to crawl your website deeper.
     
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    argakusuma Newbie

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    Categories is my choice, you can optimized on it
     
  8. gary2

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    You can put your post in categories, it will help to know what is your blog about. By arranging the post belonging to the appropriate category which gives the user to reach the required content easily.
     
  9. Scoobeigh

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    Perfect. Thanks for the information guys :)
     
  10. MisterF

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    This ^^^ . I have tried to find an infograph I have somewhere that explains best types of layouts/set ups for WP sites.
     
  11. darulez

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    want a fucked up CMS with you have to fix with crutches and nofollow shit? please use categories.

    want on page perfection, built that shit manually and only use pages. for EVERYTHING
     
  12. maleeshakaren

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    Categories is best choice............... use plugin's to make effective
     
  13. Nut-Nights

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    OP categories and pages doesn't matter just make sure your permalinks are seo friendly. Dont add month, date bullshit in your post permalinks.
     
  14. rafark

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    Just use what was made for the job. Pages are for what people like to call "static content" eg: about us, contact, TOS, etc.

    If you don't use categories now, it is going to be a pain in the #ss in the long term speaking of maintainability, compatibility and usability of your site for both the administrators and the end users (visitors, search engines).
     
  15. nguknguk

    nguknguk Newbie

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    Totally agreed with it.
    I used pages for static content anda categories for dinamic content that i think i will update.
    If our content grow, we will need to add categories (usually) and sub categories too, it's all about to make easier in navigating
     
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