Enable search engines – categories?

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  • #681608

    samdurrant
    Member

    Hey everyone… I have a question.

    I would like my blog to be listed on search engines as I understand it brings more traffic. BUT as soon as I enable that feature, all my categories are gone. For example, if a visitor clicks on VIDEOS, the will no longer be redirected to MY video related posts but to a kind of general dashboard.

    Is there a way to enable search engines but keep ones’ categories? I just don’t see how these two things are linked and why…

    The blog I need help with is garylightbody.wordpress.com.

    #681709

    wpgaurav
    Member

    You can add your categories into the sidebar by using CATEGORIES widgets. Global Tags are active on your posts and pages (I Mean to say, on main part of your blog). The global tags pages actually increase your search engine juice and end up bringing you more
    hits than you would normally get.
    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2006/02/21/global-tags/
    http://onecoolsite.wordpress.com/2008/03/23/wordpress-blogging-tips-categories-and-tags/

    #681714

    samdurrant
    Member

    I do use the category widget but really would like the categories underneath each post to link to MY set of categories. Does that make sense?

    http://thethirdbar.com/

    #681719

    wpgaurav
    Member

    If and only if, Your blog is private.

    #681721

    samdurrant
    Member

    Hm that’s weird and makes no sense to me at all.

    Still, thanks, I appreciate your help!

    #681731

    auxclass
    Member

    The Global Tags produce a lot of traffic for some blogs here and that is why they are used. I think the iNove theme allows you to keep your Tags to yourself.

    The Global Tags is actually part of the WordPress.COM magic as it allows your site to potentially be linked to and visited by about 25,000,000 other blogs.

    #681732

    wpgaurav
    Member

    iNove too, links to global tags page. I checked.

    #681735

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    You can turn them off in iNove:

    Appearance —> Theme Options —> near the bottom you see these choices:
    Posts Show author on posts. Show categories on posts. Show tags on posts.
    Un-check the categores and tags options
    —> Save

    #681738

    wpgaurav
    Member

    @1tess Thanks for the info.

    #681740

    samdurrant
    Member

    Thank you!

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