I recently had a discussion about tag- and category pages in blogs and I'm currently thinking about dropping categories completely.
Are there any studies that analyze if/how users use categories and tags, especially when they are combined?
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I've read a lot on this in the past and, across numerous websites have tinkered between categories vs tags somewhat. I haven't really seen a study as such that drills down into the UX and visitor behaviour surrounding categories and tags but this piece is pretty good on the subject.
There is a great amount of web content on the subject, some of which is pretty uselss but here's various takes on the subject worth a read:-
Hope that helps.