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Why category page is ranking instead of blog post?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by sharmag, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. sharmag

    sharmag Newbie

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    Hello Friends,

    I have a wordpress website and facing a issue with my website that my category page is ranking instead of my blog post.

    Can anyone let me know " Why category page is ranking instead of blog post? "

    Why it is happening and how can I solve this issue ?

    Thanks
     
  2. littlewebdragon

    littlewebdragon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It might be that your cat page if has excerpts on it has more content and more relevant put together then your actual pages? See if that might be the case
     
  3. blowitoffer

    blowitoffer Newbie

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    noindex your category page if you do not want it to index.
     
  4. sharmag

    sharmag Newbie

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    I want to index my category pages but i want that my blog post rank well instead of category.
     
  5. Massacre

    Massacre Regular Member

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    Not a good idea to index category page. The reason: the issue you are having right now.
    Category pages can hardly get some traffic to the actual blog posts
     
  6. littlewebdragon

    littlewebdragon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    ^^yup this is correct, and OP, you will lose visitors/conversions due the fact that they will not spend time on site looking for they actually wanted to read. If you don't get their attention within couple of seconds that visitor is lost and bounces back in 99% of the cases.
     
  7. terrycody

    terrycody Supreme Member

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    Have you disabled the category indexation in the SEO plugin?
     
  8. bekemew

    bekemew Senior Member

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    In WordPress posts as well as as pages rank better than categories in general. It will all depend on the content contained on the specific post or page. I would suggest reading this article on Yoast to answer any questions that you may have regarding SEO and Wordpress.