Tags vs Categories, Beginner who are using WordPress, they usually have lots of doubt on their mind.WordPress is popular and it is used by the most website and it allows to create logical groups of content.
This article is about:-
- Difference between tags and categories
- how to use them on website or blog
Tags vs Categories, this is almost similar but they have different features.categories and tags are two taxonomies in WordPress.
It will sort your content to improve the usability of your website and It will help readers to navigate in your site easily by using topic.
Difference between “tags vs categories”:-
Categories:-If you are posting contents related to same topic then they are denote as categories.It help readers to find the content easily on your website.If you are making lots of post related to this category(Website making) and you are adding all that post in same category are denote as categories.
Categories are hierarchical,so you can create sub-categories.It help users to identify what your blog is about.
- Categories name=Website making
Sub-categories:- It is a sub category of Parental category.if you are posting lots of content about themes then create sub-category for that post related to themes.
- category – “website making”
- sub- category-“theme”
- Tags are not hierarchical but it help to describe specific details of your post.
- This are micro-data and you can use it to micro-categorize your content.
- A tag reflect the article usually in one or two word and tags is a blog index.
Example:-you’r blog is about” WordPress website making” and you are posting lots of content related to “WordPress plugins” then add it in the” WordPress website making” category or You can use tags like “WordPress plugins” in place of categories.
Both tags and categories help to categorize, they are very different but both help users to find the topic in your website.
Another difference is the way your category and tags permalinks (URL) look:-
Category(URL):- https//wikitoinfo.com/category/WordPress website making/
WordPress is good for SEO
In WordPress selecting category is good for SEO .Websites or blog with content that focused in 5-10 keyword get better search engine then a other website which have bunch of categories, which may or may not be related with targeted keywords.
it is important that your content fits to the targeted keyword, If your targeted keyword gets very popular, change that keyword into category.
organize your content because if your blog using categories which is not focus in what you are writing about then google makes it harder for the website to rise on top with messy content.
Indexing content properly is beneficial for SEO. WordPress have a simple chronological list of post within a category which is not optimized for SEO but we have a solution for it.
Add Description in every category:- add description anytime in any category by editing the category.so go the post >>category in WordPress dashboard then edit any individual categories and add description.
Do not index archive sub-pages:- It is very important to no-index SubPages of the archives so that it avoid getting flagged for duplicate content.
you can “noindex Subpages” easily by using SEO yoast
Tags and SEO
Different website use different strategy for SEO, but we advise you to “noindex“ tag archives.
so, for this you can use again SEO by yoast plugin.
Tags help user to navigate on your site so that user can find what they exactly want to find.
you need to “noindex” tag archives because
- tags are not focused keyword’s but if you index your tags then it will decrease your SEO ranking.
- also your content will flagged as duplicate content because you may use similar tags in many post.
So, it is very important to “noindex” tags.
NOTE:- do not use too many tags, like you have 300 post and you are using 1000 keyword and it will be very hard for your website to rank on top, so use tags which will help user to navigate in your site.
category vs tags:-which is better for SEO
Now, you know all about tags and categories and features of them.
If you use both tags and categories then:-
- It will increase website ranking.
- It will help readers to navigate in your site easily.
they meant to be use together.So we advise you to use both of them.