How Many Categories to Use in a blog Entry?
May 25th, 2017 | SEO–
For each blog entry. I prefer to use just one category. The reason is I don’t want duplication of content. If I chose 5 different categories. The blog post would be repeated in 8 different places on the blog.
- on home page
- as individual entry
- within 5 different categories.
- Monthly Archives
Maybe Google have a way of dealing with this, that doesn’t penalise the duplicate content. However, for the moment I am sticking to one or possibly 2 categories.
It is also a good reason to use the MORE function – it enables less duplication of content.
There is a good post here on avoiding duplicate content issues with wordpress; many ideas are useful for other blogging platforms.
There is a plugin to avoid duplicate content issues by adding a no-follow tag. However, personally I would not use this because I wouldn’t want to risk content being removed from google.