Why?

Readers scrolling through streams can easily scan for content relevant to them. Wether they land on a stream, a permalink, or a story type page, we hope that visually displaying this information will improve the readability of your site.

Right now, Indexers, like Google, scan all of your content (titles, copy, etc.) to understand what Jezebel is all about. Adding additional context using keywords organized in a specific hierarchy makes your site easier to crawl.

Story Types can have descriptions and branding furthering the visual connection and way-finding. This is particularly helpful for story types that aren’t inherently clear to new readers like Barf Bag, Dirtcast, Dirt Bag.


How To Use Story Types and Tags Together:

Story Types: Think of these as the primary tag that describes what this article can be categorized by.

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Tags: Tags should further describe the content of the article and allow readers to drill down deeper into more nuanced or specific topics.

Example:

OLD:

Tags Only: Barf Bag, Mitch Mcconnell, Rand Paul, Kid Rock, Rhianna, Taylor Swift...

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NEW Series Example:

Story Type: Barf Bag

Tags: Mitch Mcconnell, Rand Paul, Kid Rock, Rhianna, Taylor Swift...

*do NOT also tag Barf Bag

The difference is how you are selecting or saving this information in the editor and how we display it to readers.

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If your articles does not fit into any of these categories, you’ll likely need to create a new one. Speak to a site Admin or Owner to create it for you.