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Categories as keywords

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stiznef
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Categories as keywords

Hello Everyone,

I'm wondering about categories in wp themes.

I've been creating each category to match the keyword for the post.

I noticed in Marks Webinar that he created just a few categories and I suppose intends to file the various posts under certain categories.

Is the way I've been doing it gonna mess things up for SEO?

In permalinks I'm only using /%postname%/ not categories.

Do I need to switch everything for optimum seo?


Thanks,

Stiz
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wollowra
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Hi Stiz,
This is up to you really but what you have is fine.
If you think you will have a lot of categories then you can just have the various posts under certain categories.
For a niche WP site/blog, I would have just the postnames as the site may be about red socks and you will have 30 articles about red socks. So red socks is in itself a category really but you have a whole site about it.
I would have seperate categories if the niche was on different things and aspects.

For example, just say I had on my blog a category like PPC and another about blogging and another about SEO, then yes.. they all deserve different categories.
But if my blog was solely on just SEO, then I may just put all the post names under 1 category (SEO)

Hope that helps.
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Troy
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sandsbeck
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Let's say that I have subcategories:


Is it better to make WP subcategories or to combine the the subcategories into a category (flatening it out).

Main Topic
Category1
Subcategory1
Subcategory2
Subcategory3
Category2
Subcategory1
Subcategory2
Subcategory3

<or>

Main Topic
Category1 Subcategory1
Category1 Subcategory2
Category1 Subcategory3
Category2 Subcategory1
Category2 Subcategory2
Category2 Subcategory3

Stan
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