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The Value of a Tag
The Infamous Tags
The tags determines which hubs are, related to each other. Unfortunately, and I am guilty of this, folks will use tags that Google Adwords suggests with no regard for the tags actually belonging to anything within their article.
Just like me, the idea for them is to use, 'Tags," which are keywords to attract more views. However, Hubpages will drop a writers rating for using useless keywords.
Even worse, those with Google Adsense accounts will end up with funky ads that do not match their article in anyway. This is mainly, because, they also rely on the keywords when posting ads.
The best advice I can give anyone is to focus on using relevant keywords and refrain from using anything else. There is certain logic to the tags, which demands everything be relevant and similar in nature.
For example, if I use the tag, "3D Art,” then Google Adsense will post advertisements relevant to art. Related Hubs are more likely, geared towards hubs about art, as well.
The reason that it is vital to use tags, which are relevant, leans on this. If your readers searched and found your article, then they are more likely to take an interest in the ads that are similar to the article, itself.
Using Adwords is a great way to see which words are being searched for most often is a guide to helping us discover the effectiveness of the words we are using, in search engines. However, those words should be the ones actually are in the article.
Still, it is inevitable that you will find Hubpages popping up that absolutely have nothing to do with your article in the, “Related Hubs,” Section and this is why. They probably are going for search engine traffic rather than using indicative tags.
I hope this thorough explanation of tags helps you understand how a related hub might be Turkey Pluckers when your article was on Roses.
Update: January 22nd, 2011
Currently, I am continuing my research on the subject matter. I was hoping that others will share their own knowledge regarding tags and I still do. Previously, I suggested using Adwords to determine how often certain tags, or keywords, are searched for on a monthly basis.
There is a second part to using Adwords to help you find better keywords, or tags. Let us say you wrote an article about romance and one of the tags you used was romance. In Adwords, the word, romance, only receives around 9 million global searches a month. However, using the word, love, instead which receives, 124 million search globally, per month.
The choice is obvious but the point might not be. In other words, pick a keyword you like and stick it into Adwords. See how many searches it receives and then try variations of the word, even using misspellings to get an idea of which variation is most likely to draw more readers to your article.