How to Use the Correct Tag or Label in WordPress

There is a misconception that has previously and unfortunately still existed among web site managers that they are thinking of using more tags and tags, their site gets better SEO,

and Google welcomes the move and in more words Do it!

What is a tag or tag and what is the difference with the category?

Tags are sometimes confused with the categories,

although both of them do something like that and keep the content of our site different, but they are different.

In general, let’s say, the category has a lot of common themes related to the tags in WordPress,

and they are usually in the main menu of the site,

but tags are made to the more detailed ones, which are much more numerous than the categories. LT is.

For example, a WordPress tutorial site like the Portuguese site, SEO training,

user interface training, is often considered to be the main category of the site,

but a topic such as non-template tutorials should be handled using tag tags. Sort and sort.

 When should labels be used?

Labels should generally be used when you intend to have a series of similar articles

that do not fit into the main categories of your site, but can be categorized into a specific section.

In this case, you create a category and add all the related items to this category. This has two advantages:

Your site’s users do not mislead in finding similar content on your site and can find similar content in a certain place.

You can define the keyword and meta description for these pages, like all the other pages on your site, and even get a look at these pages on Google.

Using more tags than destroying your site has nothing to do!

A very important point in using a tag or tag in WordPress is that you overwhelm the tags of your site!

You should already have a scene similar to the image below to download music or software download sites or free sites!

As you can see in the screenshot above, this site uses a lot of tags to download this popular country singer’s music,

many of which are extra tags and only cause some additional pages to appear on our site that are not worth the indexing. .

Basically, when we need to use a tag or tag in WordPress, we’re going to use that tag later.

With each tag you place on your site, a page will be created on your site that will display all the content that it has tagged.

As we mentioned in previous tutorials, Google likes to index pages that are useful and have a high value for the user.

But by creating a lot of labels, which are usually only used once, they create low-value pages that are not good at SEO.

Tag or Tag Management in WordPress Tag Management and Tagging in WordPress

For WordPress to have a better management of the tags and tags you have created so far,

just like the image you see on the left, just select the tags below the posts section.

In this section,

you will see all the tags you have used so far, plus the number of times you use these tags.


if you want to add a tag or a tag to your site, here you can add this tag by entering its name and address,

then manage it and add the pages associated with this tag.

The suggestion of the orange team is that the tags you see are only used once

and you will not be able to use them later without deleting it!

These tags do not matter.

Let’s do something else that you want to do: make sure you have a keyword and meta description for labels that are high value and have several things, and do some SEO work so you can get the same on these pages.

How to remove indexed tags in Google?

If you have already posted a lot of stickers on your site, this cartoon section is a bit harder! Because the only way is to delete each of these tags and then redirect to labels or related pages.

The routine of doing this is that first by looking at the tag management page as explained above,

you will review the tags used on your site

and if you see that you’ve only used this tag or label at Verpstress,

and you have a plan to use this You do not have tags in the future, you can remove them.

After deleting these tags,

it is suggested that you redirect the URL or URL of these tags to linked pages or related tags.

The last thing we do is ask Google to remove these pages from the search results. To do this, log in to the Google Webmaster and download the Google Index section and then Remove URLs,

enter the URLs of these pages and request that these pages be deleted from Google search results.


All in all, for the best use of tags and tags in WordPress,

you need to just label a series of important phrases and words and try to find where you can find phrases that your label page has several tabs that somehow Interconnected.

SEO basics: What is the difference between tags and categories?


The difference between tags and categories

Back to our original questions: what’s the difference? In an ideal world, we would use categories to group the content on your website into — say — eight to ten global segments. On our blog, these segments are for instance Analytics, Content SEO, eCommerce and Technical SEO. By maintaining a limited set of categories, you can keep your website, and your content focused. Now, of course, you can dissect the content even further, going to more particular groupings. For that, you should use tags.

WordPress describes the difference exactly like that:

  • Categories allowed for a broad grouping of post topics.
  • Tags are used to describe your post in more detail.

The fact that categories can be hierarchical means that there’s a bit more content structure to be made with just categories if that’s what you are looking for. You can have a group of posts about trees, and have a child category or subgroup about elms. Makes sense, right? It also means that you can have URLs like /category/trees/elms, which displays that structure right in the URL already. You can’t do this with tags. The tag in this example could be “Boston.” It’s unrelated to the tree’s characteristics but could indicate where for instance a photo of an elm in that post is located.

At least one category per post is required

There is one more difference between tags and categories in WordPress: you need to add at least one category to a post. If you forget to do so, the post will be added to the default category. That would be “Uncategorized” unless you set a default category in WordPress at Settings > Writing:

tags and categories: set a default post category

Please do so, as you will understand the default “Uncategorized” makes no sense to your readers. It looks like poor maintenance, right? With tags, you don’t have this issue, as tags are not obligated at all. You could even decide to refrain from using tags until you need them and even then perhaps use a custom taxonomy instead. In that case, you will have that second layer of segmentation without the limitation of tags. I hope that clarifies the difference between tags and categories!

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