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    Categories VS sub Categories

    Hi Guys,
    I need advice on the following categories option which is good for SEO Option 1 or Option 2

    Option 1:
    Learn English [ main category]
    Learn English grammar [ main category]
    Learn English Vocabulary [ main category]
    Learn English tenses [ main category]

    Option 2:
    Learn English [ main category]
    Learn English grammar [ sub category - under Learn English]
    Learn English Vocabulary [ sub category - under Learn English]
    Learn English tenses [ sub category - under Learn English]

    Which option is good for SEO in a long run.

    Please help me to structure my site.

    Much Appreciated your time and responses.

    Best Regards,
    NJ

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    That looks like a pretty clear example of sub-categories to me.

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    Thanks Stevie D, but which option would you recommend.. Option 1 or Option2

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    He gave you his opinion - option 2 as they are sub-categories.....
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    Thanks DaveMaxwell,

    Sorry was bit blind today, ohh too much work..

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    one more Question to add:
    if I delete some of my categories which were created in a first place, whether it will heart my SEO strategy ?
    coz in re-structuring the categories i might have to delete some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learn2success View Post
    one more Question to add:
    if I delete some of my categories which were created in a first place, whether it will heart my SEO strategy ?
    coz in re-structuring the categories i might have to delete some.
    As long as you put a redirect on any URLs that no longer exist so that people (and search spiders) get taken to the most suitable page in the new structure, you should be OK.

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    I am using wordpress, which one should i use /%category%/%postname% or only %postname%
    which one is good for long run category plus post name or just post name,

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    As you are using wordpress so I would suggest you to use /%category%/%postname% This would be a proper structure and would also benefit in search engines.

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    Thanks Guys,

    i found a solution for my problem, here is the wordpress plugin will do the right job for me.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/.../installation/

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    I usually use the first method, but it is not very convenient to manage much more information.

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    sub category seems to be a long tail keywords in my opinion.
    If your site is new, it is better to play around with long tail keyword to be given a trust from major of search engine.

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    I agree, option 2 seems the right choice if the categories aren't going to grow beyond those four. I would also add some tags to the mix to give it a little more classification.


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