This article talks about the importance of having well defined categories in your blog. This will help the reader to find out what he/she is looking for, and will help you as well.

An integral part of writing and publishing posts also contain the aspect where you have to pin up on the categories for your post. Quite a few people do not realize that it is a vital aspect and you have to pay keen attention to defining categories.

Categories are generally the differentiation of your posts, based up their content. Categories depend upon the various topics you are covering. For instance, a blog that is about SEO and Internet Marketing will have categories such as Blogging, SEO, Social Media, Advertising and pertinent topics.clip_image002Most bloggers do not pay too much attention to defining categories. They take it merely as a formality and do it just because other bloggers do it. However, according to me, thinking before defining categories, will work wonders for your readers. And readers should be your top priority, since they are the ones for whom you are writing.

Try putting the categories in that particular section of the blog that your readers will easily spot. The location should be such that it can be accessed by everyone, else there is no point in putting one up.

Some tips to keep in mind before you categorize your posts.

1) Use one category for one post

This in my opinion is the most important rule, for any kind of blog that is existent on the web. You are free to use as many tags as you want but ensure that a single post in defined under one and only one category. This will help you in eliminating uncertainty and will reduce your efforts in the future if you choose to search by categories.

2) Make things relevant

In this niche, if we look at the bigger picture, almost every blog can be kept in one niche – blogging. However, this will not serve our purpose. You will need to categorize them in the most applicable way. Try and classify the category of Blogging, further, with “blog content”, “blog design”, “blog promotion”, “blog comments” etc. However, it is completely up to as to how you break it up, but try and be extremely relevant and pertaining to the point as you can. This will be of immense help to you as well as your readers.

Author Bio : Kaushal Gandhi is Director at Aaris Internet Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Aaris is SEO company in India. Kaushal has conceptualized SEO Traingulation Method to get desired ranking. In addition, he is also a passionate blogger and writes on diverse topics such as Search Engine Optimization, PPC Management and Social Media.

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  1. Paul Salmon // July 26, 2011 at 12:44 AM  

    I also like to use sub-categories from time to time to allow for even more descriptive categorizing within each major category.

  2. Portland Website Development // July 27, 2011 at 4:34 AM  

    Blog categories enable the blogger expand a topic smoothly while the readers enjoy following the thread.

  3. Melbourne Internet Marketing // August 31, 2011 at 11:22 AM  

    Nice article! this is really informative and a big help for us bloggers.. :)

  4. khuyen mai // September 28, 2011 at 2:27 PM  

    Thanks for sharing information

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