So first of all this plugin works very well and is doing everything I need it to do. But, I was wondering what are the best practices for when you create a post to help with the searching of other related articles.
I read through this posting: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-does-it-know-which-posts-are-related?replies=6, but it wasn’t totally clear to me so sorry if this redundant.
Now for example I have the plugin set up (http://junto.franklinstreetwebserver.com/) to show four related posts. Often times the first two are pretty relevant but the last two are kind of a stretch. There seems to be enough content on the blog to pull in four posts that are a little more closely related.
I have a feeling the results I am getting are due to how we have setup posts over the years. Because the tags and categories we us are a little too general in my opinion. But, before going through a bunch of posts and trying to updated how they are organized I wanted to ask the question to you all about what the ideal setup should be in order to get the best results using this plugin?
I know that there might not be a set order but could you give some general guidelines on the importance of how things are described?
For example: 1. Title, 2. Category, 3. Tag, 4. Keywords, 5. Post Content.
I have had this plugin on the dev site for more than a few days, so I feel that it has probably done its job of indexing the site.
Please let me know if you need anymore info.
Well, you came to the right place for answers. Our aggregator works more or less in the following order: 1. tags, 2. categories, 3. title + post content. This is the order in which it looks & finds relevant content from around your blog, so I suggest you do your editing in this order. 🙂
Hope I haven’t missed something out, but if I did, or if you have any other questions, do let me know!
Take care & have a nice weekend!
That is the exact type of information that I was looking for. We will work on a tagging strategy in order to get the best results.
Thanks for the info,
Just for anyone else that reads through this and has a similar question. I found some good articles here that can help point you in the right direction for category and tagging practices:
Categories vs. Tags
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