This is another of relevancy category to know what the author is communicating with the readers for Google Page Ranking algorithm to understand. The category gives an idea to the page ranking algorithm what is the subject of the topic and thus it can make differentiation between related and unrelated or not so related category posts. Related category posts make the algorithm to reach at the higher page rank as compared to the same quality content but with not related category. Category should make the Google understand what you are going to talk about the topic and how relevant you are to the content of the post. But this has many hassles and few confusions and this will be addressed in this post.
Hassle No.1 What is the right mix of Page Category and Page Tags?
Page categories should be limited upto 10 but for bigger blogs whereas if your niche is not having those many options you can always settle with 5-8 categories. Tags should also be more relevant to your page and should always be restricted to a limited number i.e. 5-6 not more than that because more number of tags means your post is not concise to a topic.
Hassle No.2 Should my category have more keywords and less relevance or less keyword and more relevance?
Category should be more to relevance as compared to keyword as much the category is relevant to the content more better it is to make your post come up on the page.
Confusion No. 1 Number of Category equals to the depth of the website!!
No, this is a misconception as much your categories are crisp and clear and more relevant to your niche more you will rank due to deepness of the content.
Confusion No. 2 Categories should be changed to make them more and more relevant to posts!!
The category should be fixed before start of the blog because your category should have more relevant fields to your niche. And should always be fixed and never be increased and decreased.
So now we understood the importance of category and its relevancy factor with the post also we got to know what is the upper limit of keeping the categories and to avoid overdoing. Now moving to the next topic for this super series, is talking about WordPress Tags we will see how we can maintain the balance between relevancy factor and keyword. Coming back to the topic I will love to hear your views on the topic and also like to hear more tips and tricks to manage the categories and insights on how and why to keep categories relevant to niches. Also I would like to know what is your top most worry while maintaining your page categories. Also how you maintain the count of tags and how frequently you repeat your tags. Aside to this how you maintain the balance between relevancy and keywords and what weight-age you give to both of them while deciding your categories for your blog. How you maintain the relevance when you are writing a offbeat post on your blog.
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