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Top 10 Tags and Keywords

Updated on March 7, 2013

Author: W. K.Hayes

Top 10 Tags or Keywords

As some of you may know, I have been studying key words and playing with tags to find the best ones with, the most amounts of searches. Well, here is a partial list of what I have found so far.

Now, before I give you the list along with the data, you may want to consider how to put these tags to good use. Therefore, I am going to give you an example of how to do that and then, I will show you the list.

How to go online and how to use the right keywords while avoid using anything offensive such as sex. Searching the web for tags will waste your time but, if you love what you are doing, then the world will love you, too. Write a blog that asks, who, what, where, when and how.

There, one paragraph and I used every, last keyword that receives the highest amount of searches per month according to Adwords. So, are you ready for that list?

This list shows the top ten keywords, or tags, and how often that word is search for globally and on a monthly basis and was posted on January 26th, 2011.

· How to: 277,000,000

· Blog: 183,000,000

· How: 414,000,000

· Love: 124,000,000

· Online: 506,000,000

· Sex: 338,000,000

· Time: 101,000,000

· Web: 101,000,000

· What: 226,000,000

· World: 151,000,000

Obviously, you will want to mix these words in little statements like, “What is the best spaghetti recipe?” You do not have to use the question mark but I did not feel like getting an annoying green squiggly line in my word program.

Unless you are writing an article like this one, I would not recommend trying these keywords as stand-alone. That was, tried and it did not fare as well as hoped. However, once I structured the words in to key phrases, I saw my searches increase as well as the page scores.

Think of tags as a great way to get a person thinking about the subject you are about to present to them. When they find you online, they will read your tag such as, “What makes the world look blue?” This will peak their curiosity and they will want to read the answer.

Not only that but also, most people doing online searches for information have gotten into the habit of asking questions. So, ask questions in a first person point of view. That way, when the web surfer types their question into the search box, you will be one of the first, if not the first, person they will see.

Now, before someone else derides me about being commercial, let me ask this question. What is the point of posting our art online except, for the work to be, read and shared with others? There is nothing wrong with attracting readers, at all. Personally, the whole world can read everything I write. Some will like my work, others will not but at least, they will have read it and what is the point of writing online except to be, seen?

Look at your articles, think about the keywords in this list and turn them into good questions or, ‘strings,’ to attract readers and you should see your scores, your readership and your followers rise.

I really hope this helps everyone out. If you have any suggestion regarding getting the most out of keywords, or tags, please write a comment. Also, bookmark this page as I will be trying new words and adding them to the list as I go. Also, check out some of my other hubs and I hope you enjoy them.

Helful Hints

Here is a tip that might help you with tags. When leaving comments, look at the writer's tags and try to use a tag or two in your comment to help them. Doing so will increases their visibility online and when you respond to comments on your hubs, try to use a tag or two there as this will help increase your rating with search engine providers


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      Warren Keith Hayes 6 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina

      Hi Annie Nowlin...Keywords and tags are the same thing. The trick is finding the right tags for Hubpages. Something I have noticed is that more websites are starting to call them tags versus the traditional use of the word,keyword.

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      Annie Nowlin 6 years ago

      Great article. I still don't know IF therre is a difference between keywords and tags, and WHAT that difference is. Did I miss something?

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      Warren Keith Hayes 6 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina

      You're very welcomed Harrison8bal...tags and keywords are a tricky sort but well worth the effort of learning more about.

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      harrison8bal 6 years ago from Shanghai

      Great, thanks for letting me know:D

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      Warren Keith Hayes 6 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina

      Thank you Rhonda...I am glad that I can help out. Hubpages is great and hubs like this is my way of giving back to the online web of the world. Top 10 tags and keywords will be updated monthly as I continue my search for better keywords and what I learn will be right here for you so be sure to bookmark the page.

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      Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      Great hub W.K. I really enjoyed it. I changed some of my key words lately, just goofing around. I got so many views and comments,that it took me nearly all day to respond to them. That was like floating on a cloud. I was so honored and over whelmed. Thank you for sharing. You are always full of knowledge and wisdom. Thanks for You Tube also. You are inspiring my friend.

      Sweet wishes Rhonda

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      Warren Keith Hayes 6 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina

      Okay, so I am a little old fashioned Neeleshkulkarni LOL. I guess in some parts of the world, even using the word sex could be offensive, I guess. Maybe one day, I will get with the time and realize that people on the web are not as easily offened as I thought. :-)

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      neeleshkulkarni 6 years ago from new delhi

      thanks but sex - offensive????????? lol

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      Warren Keith Hayes 6 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina

      Hi Carrie450...Welcome to my hub on the web. I hope this information will help you with your online web experience. I will be updating this list once a week with new tags, or keywords and their search values around the world as time permits.

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      Warren Keith Hayes 6 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina

      Thank you Pixienot...knowing how to use tags is really important in getting your writing, read. So, I really hope this information helps your writings reach the world.

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      carrie450 6 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      Thank you for this informative hub. I'm going to take your advice and try to do better with tags.

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      Pixienot 6 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

      Hey, W.K., Thank you very much. I'm definitely interested in tags. I've been using them and not quite knowing what I am doing. This hub helps a lot.

      Voted up and useful! AND bookmarked!

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      Warren Keith Hayes 6 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina

      Thank you Blondey...I'm actually am new to any of this. I love writing novels and that is what I have done for several years.

      But now, I'm really enjoy meeting nice people like you on Hubpages and I want to do my part to contribute to the community by answering these questions like: what are the best tags, where can I get the best keyords and, what is the best keywords.

      I ma hoping this will help people to learn,how to use tags by providing the, top 10 tags and keywords here, on Hubpages.

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      Rosemary Amrhein 6 years ago from Boston, MA


      I'm honored to be the first. You are good at marketing! Not that any of us artists want to be.

      I found this so helpful in all honesty. Perhaps THE most helpful lately at least.

      Keywords..I've used the keyword tool. But to know the top keywords..that's grand.

      And putting them in your title as well as hub, and keywords, well many of the greats on here recommend it.

      You are really knowledgeable on this topic, impressive for a Hub newbie, but not every newbie is a beginner in google analytics.

      Thankyou so much!

      Very very useful.

      What else can I say, I def can't wait to start using these tags!!!!!!

      Your devoted fan,

      Bondey~ ;)