I was just checking my tags at one of my hubs. When I create a tag for a hub I can usually click on that tag, and it will take me to a list of hubs that are associated with that tag.
I tried every single tag, and each one came up with no hubs found. I was wondering why my traffic is dying. Could it be because the tags I am using are no longer working.
I have a Kiss hub, and one of my tags is "Kiss Sonic Boom."
Which is exactly what my page is about. Every tag is associated with kiss, and it will not find my hub with any of them.
Shouldn't my hub be found by the hubpages search, even if I attatch any tag to it? It doesn't make sense otherwise.
Hi briman - it's not that the tags aren't working, it's that you've chosen ones that do not have a page (because no one else is using the same tag). You need to find tags that at minimum 3 or 4 other hubs are using, because then a page is created for that tag. I'd suggest reading this hub on how to use tags effectively: http://hubpages.com/hub/Hubpages-Traffic-Use-of-Tags
Susana, please refresh your knowledge. Tag page is created even if only a single hub uses this tag. Example: http://hubpages.com/tag/joshua+nestor/hot
Briman, I would guess this was just a glitch. Does it work now?
Here you are Misha. Can you please come over to this thread? Kind of need you here thanks
Sometimes it takes hubpages a little time to create the tag pages. So if you add a tag that has no other hubs and then click through to it shortly after that it will not find a page. Related to this, if you add a hub and click through to the tag pages shortly afterwards sometimes your hub will not be showing on it right away either.
Some of the tags on my hubs work, and others don't. I assumed that making my tags related to my content would drive traffic from people who are looking for it. So I switched to generic topic tags, and my pages appear on the list, and my traffic has gone up. but not much.
I would rather use specific tags, that way people don't have to hunt through hundreds of pages to find my work. But, obviously that isn't going to happen. The problem I see with this is that a lot of tags people are putting on their sites have nothing to do with the subject. This kind of search is even worse outside of hubpages.
I did a search for Lady Gaga, and came up with hundreds of pages that have nothing to do with her. If you do not have your safesearch on, you will get nothing but porn. very sad.
I also try to use tags related to industry and make sure it's in my content so it hopefully get's picked up. Did you try using keyword tools too? just for additional ideas. hope that helps.
I see no use for tags such as "kiss sonic boom" use tags that have search volume and other hub users with the same tags, than you benefit from related links and have the long term option of having tag pages that carry some google juice.
Take a successful kiss themed page such as the official kiss fan page and run it through the adwords keyword tool, select tags from that list that are relevant to your writing.
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