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Confused About WP Categories

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by apex1, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. apex1

    apex1 Junior Member

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    This is an example of how my site is structured - it's my main navigation menu:

    Cars
    -----Mercedes
    -------Sedan
    -----------Car 1
    -----------Car 2
    -----------Car 3
    -------Convertible
    -----------Car 1
    -----------Car 2
    -----------Car 3
    -------SUV
    -----------Car 1
    -----------Car 2
    -----------Car 3
    -----Audi
    -------Sedan
    -----------Car 1
    -----------Car 2
    -----------Car 3
    -------Convertible
    -----------Car 1
    -----------Car 2
    -----------Car 3
    -------SUV
    -----------Car 1
    -----------Car 2
    -----------Car 3

    If I make "Cars" a parent category it displayed on page as:

    <h1>Category: Cars</h1>

    That's not SEO optimized at all.

    If I change it to <h1>Category: Best Cars of 2016</h1> then in looks like crap in breadcrumbs.

    Should I 301 redirect my category URLs to custom posts?

    Then I won't have the article feeds..



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  2. chrisyoungsd

    chrisyoungsd Junior Member Premium Member

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    It all depends on what you are trying to do and the KW's associated. Don't worry about the appearance of your breadcrumbs because at the end of the day if you have qualify content and consumers are finding what they are expecting they will convert. Just remember you probably know way more than most and the minor details we pick up on and notice others have no clue. You can also go into the permalinks adjust it there so that you have the KW's you are looking to target and keep the simple titles.
     
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  3. simply

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    I'm not sure if removing the base category will help any, if it does then you can try "No Category Base" plugin or similar.
     
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  4. Conor

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    You could change the breadcrumb text with a little javascript I guess?
     
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    Natalie B Newbie

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    Only show main categories in nav bar and other cat show on sub menu.
     
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