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Is ranking categories same as ranking posts?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by transitarea, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. transitarea

    transitarea Senior Member

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    Is ranking categories same as ranking posts?

    I want to add links to point to my site categories to rank them as they have more search volume than the posts.

    Does that work fine?
     
  2. transitarea

    transitarea Senior Member

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    Hard question.
     
  3. Nicheblogger

    Nicheblogger Regular Member

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    It works the same as posts, especially if you write a few hundred words on the category page describing everything with a couple good images.
     
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  4. transitarea

    transitarea Senior Member

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    Can I show this post and these images?
    I tried and they never appear. How to make that happen?
     
  5. Smurfmeister

    Smurfmeister Junior Member

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    Assuming you're using Wordpress, your theme must not be displaying the category description. You can either create a child theme and change it to show the category, change your theme, or try using a plug in like "Category Description Widget".
     
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  6. transitarea

    transitarea Senior Member

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    So I need to do that to try to rank the categories?
     
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    Ambitious12 Elite Member

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    See,create one page of category and do better page title and meta for this page and then start ranking it.Works fine. :)
     
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    netbull Registered Member

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    I think Ranking Post will be more easy than Category, Because many On page factors that are present in Post not in Category
     
  10. T0NYS

    T0NYS Supreme Member

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    yeah , that's a really good point

    if you properly silo your website and point some strong links to your category you will pretty much rank for all the posts under that category ( juice will pass for sure )
     
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  11. Nicheblogger

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    Some themes will show category info and others wont. I always have to adjust most themes to get it to show the content. With some decent content and good onsite SEO category pages can dominate. You should see some of my category pages for one of my online stores. How to videos, bulleted lists, images with alt tags, tons of content (to the point that my products are pushed below the fold) pretty much every ingredient for good onsite SEO. If you want to beat Amazon, it needs to be done. Basically I'm saying category pages can kick ass in the serps if you pimp them out.
     
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    Bane Bentley Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yes, it's going to work exactly the same. Good idea too, thinking outside the box ;)
     
  13. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Yep. This is something I mentioned in my on-page SEO guide here on this forum.

    However, some people may still feel uncomfortable with leaving them indexed, or so I was told by a member in my thread.
     
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  14. transitarea

    transitarea Senior Member

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    So, the problem now is how to make the category page show up in the site.
    I my theme there is a place for category description. Is that where I should write the article?
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Posts>Categories>Edit>Descriptions.
     
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  16. transitarea

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    I already done that, but this article is never shown. I don't mind if it is shown or not unless google bots crawl it and rank me for it.
     
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    Google doesn't know the difference between pages, posts, categories ...etcThe know Title, H tags, Content, Keyword Density .... and all other metricsSo, if your category is optimized with proper on seo ( some content, title, good kw density ) then to google, it's just like any other pageIn Conclusion, Google rank .html pages... Posts, Categories ...etc are wordpress related and has nothing to do with google
     
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