This is day 183 which marks the half way point of My Writing Challenge. I feel that I now need to organise the content not only for historical posts but also future ones, so that they are all accessible to readers of this blog. I will update the site to make it easy to do things like ‘search by category’ or ‘find the most popular posts’. My notebook will feel organised and the content won’t get forgotten. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know.
TIPS FROM OTHER SITES
Categories and tags
Thank you 1Cat.biz who has a very detailed article on their website about How to Organize your WordPress content online. They explain the difference between pages and posts and the content that should be on each. They also touch upon the exact task that I need to carry out with my blog. I need to ensure that the categories that I have used for the previous 183 posts are well thought out and used correctly to ensure that readers can navigate and find things easily.
They also explain that tags are “a way to flag specific keywords in your post telling bookmarking sites, and your readers, what your blog is about”. Tags can also be seen as categories by other search engines. They then go on to say that it’s important “to never use the exact same keyword as a Category and a Tag. This could be viewed by the search engines as duplicate content and cost you high search engine rankings” (wow – I didn’t know that, so I will stop doing that from today!).
This might appear confusing to you (it does to me) so I might do a separate post on categories and tags once I’ve mastered it!
I like the idea on the WPCandy.com blog: How to organize your blog content with custom taxonomies, which suggests grouping your posts so that readers have a bunch of posts to read if they choose to click on that group. The excellent point they make is that “well organized content could just make the difference between someone browsing your site or leaving right away”.
I would be interested to hear how you organise your historical blog posts?
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1Cat.biz How to Organize your WordPress content online
WPCandy.com blog: How to organize your blog content with custom taxonomies
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