Why do our blogs sometimes not show up under the right tags and catagories?
Sometimes after we write a post and assign tags/categories the posts do not show up under those tags/categories. How come?
The blog I need help with is minersmix.wordpress.com.
Could you provide an example or two?
Sure. See our latest post “Come see us!” Categorized and tagged for BBQ, Barbeque and Outdoor Cooking to name a few. Doesn’t show up under those.
Okay. Let’s try some of those:
1. Barbeque category archives page: https://minersmix.wordpress.com/category/barbeque/
Barbeque tag archives page: https://minersmix.wordpress.com/tag/barbecue/
Both display “Come see us!” as the top post.
Sometimes…the posts do not show up under those tags/categories.
Where did you expect them to show up?
Huh! They don’t appear to be there from my view. Good to know they’re where their supposed to be. Kind of wonder why I can’t see them, but as long as they’re there…
Thanks for the assist.
What do you see at the top of the archives pages?
I see it there. But if I just click on the tag or category from my admin page, I don’t see the post there…
I don’t have an explanation. You may add a “modlook” tag to the sidebar of this topic to call for staff attention. By “admin page” do you mean My Sites, or a page in the classic dashboard, https://minersmix.wordpress.com/wp-admin/index.php?
From the Reader side of https://wordpress.com/stats/day/minersmix.wordpress.com
All reasons for non-appearance of posts on Topics pages can be found here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/topics/#missing-posts
The combined total of categories and tags on any post must not exceed 15 or it will not display on Categories and Tags pages and in the WordPress.COM Reader.
As you have assigned a combined total that exceeds 15 Categories/Tags to your posts, you need to edit and delete. http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/edit-posts-screen/ After removal of the excess categories and/or tags note it may take several days for your posts to begin displaying there.
You are are inadvertently spamdexing AKA tag spamming, you ought to be more concerned about your posts not appearing and being well ranked on Google and Bing SERPS (search results pages) than not appearing on the WordPress.com Topics pages because it’s search engines that send a significant flow of traffic to blogs and they can choose to bury your content where the sun don’t shine for that.
The rule of thumb is to assign to your posts the least, not the most, combined number of only relevant categories and tags that accurately describe the individual post content.
For tips on tagging see > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2013/03/15/quick-blog-post-tagging-tips/
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