We use tag and category pages as part of our SEO strategy. I know that many people end up noindex-ing these pages or even ignoring them, but we think they are far too useful to exclude from our overall SEO plan.
But Category Pages Have No Open Graph!
To this end we need to be able to associate an Open Graph image with each tag and category page so that when these pages are posted to Facebook, a nice image appears at full size in the people’s newsfeeds.
If it doesn’t then we won’t get as much engagement on our specifically SEO’d tag and category pages when we post them.
Normally I use the WordPress SEO plugin which you can get from the WordPress repository.
This plugin is great for posts and pages but offers nothing at the moment to add Open Graph tags to category and tag pages.
I think the WordPress SEO plugin will have this functionality at some point in the future but we need it right now.
Genesis Club Now Provides Open Graph On Category And Tag Pages
All you will need to do is install WordPress SEO and also Genesis Club Pro or Lite.
How Does This Help You?
If you’re using a Genesis child theme you will be able to use the power of your category and tag pages to super boost your SEO. Genesis provides all the tools you need to transform generated category and tag pages into useful, visitor-focussed information pages.
With the Genesis Club plugin, you will be able to further enhance these pages to make them stand out on Facebook when your links are posted there.