The Most Popular Blog Categories According To Google [Chart]

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

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Via: [Social Media Today]

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    Manis 4 years

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

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

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

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    Butterfly 3 years

    Why are cats and pets in two different categories?

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    Lokesh 3 years

    Hi Diana,

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

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    Pesablog 3 years

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

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    Your Name 3 years

    very nice, Thanks for this

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    Jiya Kahn 3 years

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

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    Eagle Design Inc 2 years

    Very well written and informative article, Thanks.

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    reddy 2 years

    Nice infographic thanks for sharing

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    picisan 2 years

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

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    RantFeed News 2 years

    Awesome information!

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    Chris 1 year

    Any update?

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    David 1 year

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

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

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    Tim Davis 9 months

    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.

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

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    Patricia W Bains 7 months

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

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    Waqas ahmad 6 months

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

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    Fitz 2 months

    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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    Cristina Meyer 2 months

    Hello,Diana

    Really useful post and infographic.Thank you for sharing it !

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    Garbage disposer 1 month

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    Clash Of Clans 1 week

    And where is the Gaming categories?

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    seotool 1 week

    I get pleasure from, lead to I found just what I used to be looking for.
    You have ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day.
    Bye

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