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Question About Wordpress Categories

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by CathyKelly, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. CathyKelly

    CathyKelly Newbie

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    I have a website called DietReviews101.

    I was ranking on Google on page 1 and 2 for my main keywords.

    On Saturday I added several new categories and added all my posts to additional categories so I could better categorize them for users.

    Then today I noticed Google reindexed my site and it has dropped maybe 6 positions or so.

    Now the permalink structure I use is /%postname%/ so even though my posts are in several categories, it has not created duplicate content as can be the case if you use the /%category%/%postname%/ permalink structure.

    So my question is, how could adding some categories and making posts into more than one category cause my rankings to drop?
     
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  2. Roland32

    Roland32 Regular Member

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    try the following permalink structure /%category%/%postname%. Just be sure that the category names are proper
     
  3. CathyKelly

    CathyKelly Newbie

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    You don't want multiple categories with that permalink structure as it creates duplicate content.

    I wasn't asking about permalink structure at all.