There may have been some puzzled faces when I placed a Wizzle about women in the American Civil War into the Victorian Era category. It's not that it doesn't fit, but US History may be a much better fit for the topic.
I agree, and one day The Women Who Fought in the American Civil War will indeed be moved over there. But today is not that day.
The reason is that I already have plenty of established articles in the Victorian Era category. They are gaining maturity and helping me develop my authority as a history writer. By being grouped together, readers attracted by one article may easily find the others too.
Meanwhile, I have nothing else in US History. My lone article about it is more likely to be read in the lesser category, than in the perfect fit. Over the weeks, I'll gradually add to them, until such time as I can move them over en masse. By then, they'll have achieved their own maturity and will transfer that into their new and better location.
This can also work in reverse, as I recently discovered.
This Halloween, I wrote many, many articles about the different costumes available for your spooky events. At the same time, I was so interested in Bigfoot, that I'd filled that category here on Wizzley almost single-handedly.
The two naturally merged into Halloween costumes for both Yeti and Sasquatch. They were placed into the Halloween costumes for adults section.
Still there was some crossover. In writing the Yeti outfit article, I realized that the Bigfoot category did not include one about this legendary creature. So I wrote it. Linked up with the Yeti costume article, in the high visibility sub-category of Halloween in October, it did very well.
But then the holiday was over and hits began to fall off. I judged it time to take 'Halloween' out of the title, and move both the Yeti and Sasquatch costume Wizzles over into the Bigfoot area. The result astounded me.
Alone of all my Halloween costume Wizzles, these two not only didn't lose internet traffic after the big day, but gained more readers! Moreover, every one of my Bigfoot and Sasquatch articles registered the same boost.
That's what I call a successful reverse seeding!