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I want to rank my categories . How do I show the category page?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by transitarea, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. transitarea

    transitarea Senior Member

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    I want to rank my categories because they have more search volume than posts. How do I show the category page?
    Should I make a page(instead of category) and name it in the name of the category I want to rank ?
     
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    You can do both, but if you choose to rank the category page you need to add text + a good internal linking, it's really more easy to rank an article/page instead of a category, for traffic it's better to be top3 with an article than be 4-10 with a category
     
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    transitarea Senior Member

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    What about a post in the name of the category? Won't that be duplicate content?
     
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    If it's just the title of your articles it will be considered like a menu not like a duplicate content so no worry
     
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    You're definitely on the right track by building a page with the name of the category.

    However, you need to put on the category page latent-Symantec index keywords.

    This is crucial because this provides contexts for your category page.

    People are going to search for your category page.

    You need to provide the proper context otherwise, you might not get much love from the search engines.

    Even if you were able to achieve that, you might end up with wasted traffic.

    Why?

    People wouldn't know what to do once they land on your category page.

    At the very least, you need to put Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) keywords there that link to internal parts of your website.

    You also need to invest in maybe a 200 word category description.

    This works well with e-commerce websites, and this would work pretty well with pretty much all types of sites that use a categorization system.