Two categories for an article

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Hello, community!

As we all know, when we write an article for our blog, it is normal that it can be assigned to more than one category.

For example, if we write an article about "How to backup in Windows 10", this article can be assigned in the "Windows 10" category as in the "Tutorials" category.

Does it affect the SEO to assign the same article to two different categories?

Best regards!
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Not really, but if there is one category page that you would rather rank higher than the other, it would be best to apply a canonical to the page listing in that category.

    Of course, it also depends on how your URLs are structured. If the category name is not part of the URL, it doesn't matter at all (e.g. mywebsite.com/myarticle). If, on the other hand, your categories are appended to the URL (e.g. mywebsite.com/category_1/my article), it would be better to make one of them the canonical (preferred) URL for indexing.
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  • Profile picture of the author lucaslar1979
    Thanks for your opinion, Dave.
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  • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
    Originally Posted by lucaslar1979 View Post

    [B]Does it affect the SEO to assign the same article to two different categories?
    What SEO has to do with where your article will popup in 2 or 22 categories?



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