What’s the Difference Between Categories and Tags?

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I made the mistake originally with this blog of giving categories to all the related items with each blog post. Now I have the massive job of converting the categories to tags and figuring out which categories I want to have set here.

Tags and categories are used for search engines to be able to find which webpages are the most relevant to the words being searched. The SE will take into consideration website names, post titles, text sizes, categories, tags, links, and other factors.

Your list of categories could be used as a sidebar or widget on your blog. You can use this as a way for onlookers to navigate your site and find your posts related to that topic.

Categories can be used for people who are already on your site. Tags are for people to find it.

Tags are all words related to your post. You can just go off on this and type a million tags – you will only clutter that post. If you are spamming though, the more tags the less weight the tags hold though, but if you are an honest blogger you shouldn’t have to worry about this.

You want to put as tags specific words or phrases that people may search for to find your post. Put yourself in the person’s keyboard who might want to find you. What would they google search?

You can have multiple categories for a post.

There is much more to categories vs tagging, but this is just a start.

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When I do a google search, I see the page which I want to in the description but when I click on the link another page comes up. How do I see that page???

This has been frustrating to me for a while, and for some reason I just gave up. I mean, it has to be in there, right? If its showing up, it must kept somewhere….
Little did I know that the solution was right underneath the listing….

On some listings, there are three links underneath:
Cached – Similar pages – Note this

If you click on the Cached link, you will see the page that shows on the listing. voila!

I have yet to care about the other two links here

Here is an interesting website that relates to all of this:
http://www.archive.org

Good luck!