Need advice about Tags and Categories please.
I just read a post by Jovo regarding Tags and Categoeries, as well as a reply by Dennis on how to use them.
I know these things are important, and I just want to make sure I understand it all correctly, so that I can implement them to my best advantage :
I know the answers are probably somewhere in the training, but I prefer to hear from the experts who have devised their own methods successfully, to enhance their search engine rankings.
a. Categories. How do I assign a relevant category to a page ? Do I randomly choose any category description that I THINK would be "appropriate" and relevant, or is there another pre-selection of categories to choose from ?
b. Text in Categories. If I can choose my own relevant category, what text or description should I enter as the category ? Should it include my page URL andor keywords ?
a. Tags. What should I enter in this field ? My post URL or a keyword or a combination of both ? What will be the most advantageous to my post as far as ranking is concerned ?
b. Alt Text. For the images that I post in my articles, what exactly should I enter in the alt text field ? My Post URL, or a Keyword or simply a description of what the picture is all about ? Which will bring me the best results ?
3. YARP. Dennis mentioned the possible use of YARP. (Yet Another Relevant Post). From what I understand, I assume this is another type of plugin we can use. How many of you are using this YARP plugin, and do you consider it to be worth while ?
Would like to get your feedback, and thanks in advance.