I've been searching for an answer to this high and low but think I've missed something simple along the way. (AKA sorry if it's been answered before!).
I'm looking at creating a Wordpress site structure for a travel-related blog site. I'm keen to build strong silos/clusters with each topic. I just can't seem to decide which is better from an SEO standpoint: (1) Use the category page in WP as a landing page/pillar page and beef that out with 5,000-word+ of content with images and all on-page SEO. (2) No-index the cat/tag pages totally and use a standard WP page as my pillar.
My instincts say go with (2), but my reservations are that it would automatically create duplicate content (but I guess that's solved if I no-index) and it would betray the directory/subdirectory format I want to go with for my URLs (website.com/destination/activity-in-destination).