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How WordPress Tags and SEO Correlate? Find out today!

August 8, 2022 in Latest News, Shinjiru All, Shinjiru Tip Sharing by Nadhira ZA

High website traffic is probably your biggest goal if you’re just starting a business. Higher traffic means a higher chance of getting more real customers. However, bear in mind that there are a myriad of similar businesses in Malaysia that are vying for your prospects’ attention. 

In our previous blog, we have discovered bits of SEO and how it helps to boost your website traffic. In the meantime, a number of WordPress users have been pondering if the categories and tags in WordPress play a role too.

Do they?

Definition of WordPress Tags

First off, let’s have a walk through what WordPress tags actually are. 

Tags in WordPress work to organise and group your site’s content so it would be easier to navigate and access. When a visitor intends to search for particular things, they can just click on the tags and find all the desired information. Let’s say you’re a web hosting blog writer and you write a lot of WordPress stuff, the tags should be “WordPress Tips”, “WordPress Hosting Plans”, “WordPress Malaysia”, or “WordPress SEO”.

Nonetheless, you have to bear in mind that ‘categories’ in WordPress has a similar feature to tags. Categories will assist you in organising your website’s content and improve accessibility for site users. The one thing that differs between categories and tags is that categories can be nested because they are hierarchical.

Tags are the other way around. They are independent. A good website would use both categories and tags to enhance the user experience. Do not forget to “Noindex” your tag pages and “Index” your categories pages. In this manner, when providing search results, Google won’t notice duplicate information between categories and tags and won’t have to decide between them.

The Correlation Between WordPress Tags and SEO

People often ask, “WordPress tags and SEO, are they related? And will your site’s SEO improve if you optimise your WordPress tags?” Some experts say no, some say yes. But, we think managing both won’t hurt anyway, at least in Malaysia.

While a direct correlation between WordPress tags and SEO is hard to ascertain, we acknowledge that using tags and categories enhances user experience on your website. When you use tags, your website visitors may quickly find the content they want, increasing their time spent there. This helps your SEO since it lets Google know that your site has interesting material that users want to read.

Effective Ways to Write WordPress Tags

This might seem a simple thing to do but writing tags needs a myriad of research. Following are few impactful practices to write WordPress tags in Malaysia:-

  1. Do a thorough research on your WordPress tags’ taxonomies – To learn what your potential website visitors are looking for, perform SEO and competitive research. You’ll get the appropriate terms to utilise in your tags from this.
  2. Plan your tags before publishing – Having too many WordPress tags with only one or two posts allocated to each one is not something you want. It’s better to utilise fewer tags that are specifically assigned to content pages that relate to those tags. Don’t forget that the idea is to use tags to make it simple for website users to find material.
  3. Differentiate categories and tags – Never use the same terms in categories and tags even if they are similar. Search engines and website users might find this confusing. Use tags for more specialised topics like “WordPress Hosting” and categories for more general or broad topics like “Website Design”.

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