Remember, more isn’t always better SEO, above is a screenshot of the WordPress Dashboard “Posts” >> “All Posts” screen for various WordPress Posts on this website, you can see NONE of the Posts have Tags and most Posts are only added to two categories.
Good WordPress SEO Advice: for most WordPress Posts use ZERO Tags and just One or Two Categories.
Note: For most websites adding a WordPress Post to a single Category is more than enough for Googlebot to find a Post, that’s all a Post NEEDS in archiving terms.
For those who silo SEO their content, adding WordPress Posts to only one category makes link siloing so much easier. The fewer categories a Post is added to, the more niched/siloed it will be.
There’s over 200 WordPress Posts on this website (and a few static Pages), only a few are in more than two categories and there are ZERO tags.
Googlebot (Google’s search engine spider) has no problem at all fully spidering and indexing this website and ranking it for relevant search phrases. One WordPress category for each Post is more than enough as long as a category doesn’t paginate too deep.
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