PUBLC is a platform that combines Artificial Intelligence with Human Intelligence, as we believe harnessing people's insight is key to reaching new advances in text understanding and search. Most search engines rely heavily on text analysis, categorizing the content based on the keywords appearing in the text. We think there is much more to it.
Below you can find a detailed video tutorial along with the overall introduction to categorizing content on PUBLC!
🎬 Video tutorials:
Overall introduction to categorization
1) Choose image: Any content item can have multiple images in it, pick the one you think is the best suited image to appear when users see the content item.
2) Choose categories: Categories are the main section that your content might fall under (News, Sports, Music, etc). Add the categories that your content is related to and it will appear in those categories' feeds.
3) Assign topics: Topics are specific subjects that the content is connected to. Topics can be of a person, place, sports team, and millions of other subjects. The idea of the topic page is to create one page that gathers all the content about a topic from across the web. By tagging your content to a topic you are helping build that page while also having your content reach the people searching for and following that topic on PUBLC.
4) Assign subtopics: Subtopics define the placing of your content within the topic pages you've tagged. Since a topic page can have millions of content items, subtopics are a way to organize all that content into smaller groups of content, thus having the content better found and giving a better user experience for the users browsing that page.
Tip: We recommend you assign to your content at least one subtopic so that it is easier to find and discover. Content not assigned to any subtopics will be placed in the default subtopic “All” and will have a smaller chance of being seen by users.
5) Assign queries: Queries are the different search queries that best describe the content and can be used to group content together. Hack into your users' minds and type in the search queries you think they would type in when looking for content like yours. A few query examples: "gluten-free pasta recipes", "pictures of beaches in Thailand", "how to screenshot on a mac", and many many more.
*Remove irrelevant tags: If you find that your content has been tagged to unrelated categories or topics it is important that you remove them. Having your content appear in unrelated topic pages will lead it to being seen as spam and will inevitably lead to your ranking being lowered.
One final tip: when categorizing try always remain relevant. Do not make the mistake of overtagging and instead focus on quality tags which relate to your content. We think sometimes Less is More! This will help ensure your content is discovered in the right areas and topic pages while ensuring that you are able to categorize on a more timely, efficient and effective basis!
A Longer Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/tt8ICUyvL8g