AddSearch detects categories from your pages automatically. You can also define your own categories with a metatag. The detected categories are www-roots and paths but you can only create an alias to categories that are shown in search results.

You can replace the category information shown in search results with an alias to customize search results based on your preferences. For instance, if your blog deals with company news the alias could be called ‘Latest news’. After defining the alias your visitor will see ‘Latest writings’ instead of ‘blog’ as the category information in the search results.


Defining an alias for a category has two steps: The first step is finding categories using the search. The second step is defining category aliases using categories found from the search results. Category aliases are set up in the AddSearch dashboard.

Finding categories

To find categories using the search, follow these instructions:

  1. Locate the AddSearch search input field from your page
  2. Type in your search query to see the search results
  3. You can see category information at the bottom of each search result (wordpress search, about, support, careers)
  4. Copy the category information to define aliases

Make sure to copy category information exactly as displayed in the search result.

Picture of search results with category information highlighted.

Defining aliases

Now that you have the categories, you can define the category aliases. To define category aliases in the AddSearch Dashboard, follow these instructions:

  1. Login to your AddSearch Account
  2. Go to Look and Feel under Setup
  3. Click Add new alias +
  4. Type in the category found from the search result in lower case to the input field on the left (blog)
  5. Type in your alias to the input field on the right (Latest Writings)
  6. Click Click save to submit changes

Picture of category alias settings user interface in AddSearch Dashboard.

Please note that aliases take effect immediately and do not require a re-crawl.