WordPress Basic Training, Posts, Categories and Tags: Many people want to start blogging right away and that’s ok, but the better way to get started in our opinion is to plan your content in advance. At least to the extent of having a rough idea (and the less rough the better) of what you’re going to write about and then how they would best be categorized for easy accessibility for your readers and of course the big “G” as in Google.
Many people also get category affliction and create categories for every little thing under the sun. This is wrong. It’s not good from a usability perspective and it’s wrong from an SEO perspective. Categories should stay relatively broad. You can and should distinguish characteristics of a posts within a similar category through the use of tags.
A good litmus test for this is to ask yourself just how many articles you might have in a category. If you find that you’ll have very few articles in a category then it’s possible that the subject is not worthy of being categorized. For example a single category of Choreography is good enough to cover Choreography for beginning dancers, intermediate and then advanced where the differences are distinguished by tags.
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