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The Most Popular Blog Categories According To Google [Chart]

The Most Popular Blog Categories According To Google [Chart]

4 Years Ago By Diana Adams

Most blogging platforms allow you to choose blog categories to organize your content. At first you might choose your categories without giving them much thought, but as time goes on, you will start to realize the importance of carefully choosing the best categories for your blog. The blog categories you choose will be part of the blog’s map for success, and they will determine the direction of your content. Luckily, you can change them as you grow, so there is no harm done if you need to rethink your blog’s categories.

It’s important to do some planning before you decide on your blog categories. You want to stay broad, yet relevant. You don’t want to end up with one or two posts in a category, and if you have that, you’ve either not written many posts or you have a category that is probably doesn’t represent what your blog is all about.

For example, we write a lot about Star Wars here on Bit Rebels, but having a Star Wars category would be a bit too narrow for us. Instead, we choose a category appropriate for Star Wars, which could also encompass many other similar topics. That category is called “Geek.”

We have 8 one-word blog categories here on Bit Rebels, and for us, that is the perfect number. Each of our 8,814 articles fits nicely into one of those categories. I would recommend that you have as few categories as possible. I found a very helpful article about this that was written back in 2008, and it’s still relevant today. You can find it at How To Choose Categories For Your Blog on ProBlogger.

If you are just starting your blog, you might still be flexible about what kind of content you’ll produce. In that case, it might be helpful to know what some of the most popular blog categories are according to Google. This information was derived using the Google “allintitle” Operator (thanks to Wpromote). Tomorrow I will be publishing a follow up article about how to use the Google “allintitle” Operator to extract all kinds of valuable information. Enjoy!

The Most Popular Blog Categories According To Google


Via: [Social Media Today]

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May 24th, 2013

Great information I really appreciate your site,I already subscribe to your RSS feeds Thanks


September 29th, 2013

I hope you’re having fabulous week. Great resource.


October 25th, 2013

Very useful post. I have a blogging training this afternoon and I’ll use this graph to show it to our attendees.
Thanks, Diana.


June 12th, 2014

Why are cats and pets in two different categories?


June 24th, 2014

Hi Diana,

Can you please clarify how the AllInTitle operator was used to determine top blog topics?


September 25th, 2014

Thanks, I have been looking for the best blogging categories.

Your Name

October 11th, 2014

very nice, Thanks for this

Jiya Kahn

November 26th, 2014

Thank you so much for your article it really help me to choose the right tag for my next blog.

Eagle Design Inc

August 29th, 2015

Very well written and informative article, Thanks.


November 6th, 2015

Nice infographic thanks for sharing


November 6th, 2015

Great info because I copied all the categories index and it worked on my site.

RantFeed News

March 20th, 2016

Awesome information!


June 14th, 2016

Any update?


October 4th, 2016

Nice List . its very useful categories to include in Blog to get more organic traffic


November 23rd, 2016

Nice and very useful post. Keep on the good work like this.

Tim Davis

February 7th, 2017

So, besides just having an article directory and a news/current events blog that contains most of these categories, is there any other way to encompass most all of these in a general type blog? It may seem like a silly question, but it’s still a legitimate one.


March 12th, 2017

Great insight. Has this chart changed much in the last four years?

Patricia W Bains

April 3rd, 2017

I already subscribe to your RSS feeds, If there are more details like blog list just fine, thanks for sharing.

Waqas ahmad

May 1st, 2017

Nice categories ideas. How many should we use in a blog like huffingtonpost with no definitive focus on any category.


August 21st, 2017

what would you recommend for local area websites categories wise? i’m curious your thoughts. things like News, Food, Travel etc.

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