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Are My Categories Spammy?


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#1 Maggiemac

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:59 PM

I've enjoyed reading your newsletter for years now, but I've never posted on the forums. This is something I've wondered
about for quite some time. My blog is [about] Civil War Women, and my question
is: If I change my category titles and use the phrase "Civil War Women" in each category like so (23 total categories):
 

Abolitionists              Civil War Women Abolitionists
African Americans    Civil War Women African Americans
Authors                    Civil War Women Authors
Businesswomen       Civil War Women in Business
Civil War Nurses      Civil War Women Nurses
Civil War Spies        Civil War Women Spies
 

would that be considered spammy?

 

From and SEO standpoint, I've always thought it would be great to use those categories, but I've always been afraid to try it.

 

I really need your advice.

 

Thanks, Maggie


Edited by Jill, 22 August 2013 - 07:13 AM.
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#2 Jill

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:15 AM

Yes it would be keyword stuffing and do more harm than good 


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#3 qwerty

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:48 AM

It also wouldn't read very naturally. Depending on the level of competition for a given keyword phrase, you should be able to use phrasing that reads better instead of insisting that "Civil War Women" appear everywhere, in order, as a phrase. You might even find that, as part of a larger phrase, those three words get less volume than some other combinations.

 

I haven't checked, but I'm betting the phrase "civil war women african americans" gets lower volume than something like "civil war african american women" or even the far more natural "african american women during the civil war".


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