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The importance of tags

  1. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago

    Thought I would share this one. I tagged one of my hubs:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/When-will-the-r … bottom-out

    with the tag "luxury goods" as I was talking about how the real estate bubble blew up the luxury goods bubble. This resulted in some very inappropriate google ads for expensive shoes all over the place. I have now removed that tag, the shoe ads are gone and I now have appropriate ads.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      buggar mark the shoe adds are the only ones I click on..

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry to disappoint you. big_smile

      2. Pearldiver profile image88
        Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You deserve to be served on Vanila Ice Cream smile

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          or Pavlova (or that still ours?) lol

          Walmarts gotta special on Kiwi-fruit and shoes Im in like Flyn ( grins)

          Mark youre gonna be sorry you missed out on the new crocs lol, tell you what ( im feeling generous)Ill grab the two for $4 deal then  the tan ones for you.

          1. Mark Knowles profile image60
            Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I only buy new shoes when my wife makes me throw away my comfortable ones. wink

            1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
              Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              they need to put shoe bins around the cities n towns,ewwww, but well many countries wouldnt be too proud to wear'em , just imagine some Tibetan goat farmer wearin youre old loafers perhaps.

  2. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    I often wonder about that myself hmm how do I get dating ads on a Hub that has nothing to do with the content or attract people with pervy keywords? yikes I am like...ewwww tongue lol

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well, in this case I could identify a specific tag. I am sure you could do the same.

  3. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    As they are Hubs for Q & A ...would that have a difference? hmm

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know - but I would look at your tags and see what might be causing it. It may just be that google was unable to supply appropriate ads and uses default ads. Which I guess at the moment seem to be about "marrying Indian girls" or "Dating Muslim girls" lol

  4. Pearldiver profile image88
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Mark are you saying that you were able to ID the tag becz you had used it in only that article?

  5. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    I am so new at learning about tags, tongue I will have to check them out hmm lol

  6. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Old shoes make good chew toys for my dogs lol lol

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol

    2. LondonGirl profile image90
      LondonGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sadly, in the case of my parents' puppy, all shoes (incl. new ones) are chewing toys...

  7. ngureco profile image87
    ngurecoposted 7 years ago

    Are tags really important to Google? I thought Google uses the entire content of your hub.

    What I believe to be true is if I use similar tags to your hub, my hub will be grouped as similar to yours and your readers will be as good as mine. The opposite is also true.

    1. dingdong profile image60
      dingdongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Don't tags get least importance?

    2. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes - they seem to be important. By tagging a word or phrase you are telling google what is important to your page.

  8. johnr54 profile image51
    johnr54posted 7 years ago

    Tags on hubpages are actually outbound links with the anchor text of the tag, so it will be weighted more than the normal text on the page, something like a header tag.

  9. Kudlit profile image49
    Kudlitposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this Mark. Irrelevant really minimize affects the earning potential of a hubpage negatively.

  10. getpaidtopost profile image62
    getpaidtopostposted 7 years ago

    you need to always make you tags relevant and not to far away from the truth. make a hub about dogs and then add cats as a tag you will get a mix of dog ads and cat ads.

  11. freelanceworld profile image61
    freelanceworldposted 7 years ago

    Though i just wrote about importance of tagging in my Part 3 Series about hubpages
    I think the Value of tagging is a real good hub about the topic
    A read good job by the author http://i44.tinypic.com/2lvg040.gif

    Hope that helps
    Regards smile

 
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