Categories are areas of the website that have a particular shared characteristic(s) that help narrow down results for your end users. In other words, categories will let your users filter their search results.
To set up a category, go to your Crawler Settings and select the crawler you'd like to configure the categories for.
Category (Optional): Use the following to determine what categories are available in the search engine’s results page:
- Cludo meta tag: Use the meta tag
cludo:categoryto define the category
- Meta keyword tag: Categories will be defined using a meta tag. For example, all pages containing
<meta name=”category” content=”Products”>would end up in a category called "Products".
Please note: If you want a page to end up in more than one category, you cannot separate the content and will need to set up the same meta tag with different contents.
- URL match (most popular): Set the category based on the URL. For example, if the url contains /products, set the category for the page to "Products". For results that do not fit into a category, you should insert a default value, like Other. If a default value isn't set, pages that do not fit into a category won't be indexed.
- XPath: Define the category using an X Path query. A popular option is to take a part of the breadcrumb and use this as the category.
Also here, you should insert a default categories for pages where this Xpath doesn't apply.
Once you've configured your categories, test your crawler in Step 4 to ensure specific pages are pulled into the categories you've set.
Hit Save to save your changes and allow the crawler to run through the website(s) with the new categories.