I've been away for a couple weeks and went to create a new hub and the tag field is missing. Did I miss something??
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Thanks for answering. It seems questionable to remove the tag feature. Best ~ fitmom
I'm an appauling speller from time to time. It's phased no fazed.
Thanks for the correction, Safiq. You are quite right about the spelling error.
The new auto-tagging will be a plusss for usss missspellersss.
Thanks Happyboomernurse for providing a link to Simone's forum! Very helpful. :) Best ~ fitmom
Thanks for commenting, justateacher. I'm glad I wasn't the only one. :) Best ~ fitmom
Thanks for sharing the link, agvulpes! Best ~ fitmom
Not much. User-created tags haven't been used by search engines as keywords in many years, because so many cheaters would tag their pagea with keywords that their pages weren't relevant for. Now search engines only check tags to look for spam.
Hub pages have cancelled the tags. They are no longer in use.
I read awhile back that search engines no longer use tags. I hope this is true or our traffic from some search engines will go down.
Thanks for answering, cuttler. I was worried about the same thing. Best ~ fitmom
Thanks for answering. :)
Thanks for answering, AlexK2009. I am concerned how these changes will impact traffic and earnings. Best ~ fitmom
Hope it doesn't turn out like the auto correct on my phone! Hahaha.
I agree Nellieanna. Auto anything is going to be problematic in my opinion. Poetry would be especially challenging. Thanks for commenting. Best ~ fitmom
Nellieanna, I was very confused upon my recent return to see no tag section avail & I have the very same concerns as you do because I write more poetry than anything else. Some 'Auto-Tag' system won't work for completely creative works.
Someone pointed out that they were used only in internal searches not keywords for search engines. I inferred from this that they did not help generate traffic
Maybe that's the case but then I must wonder how the catergories here at Hubpages will be affected. Will auto-tagging re-reoute my XYZ hub into the ABC catergory? How will my fellow hubbers find it then? Does that make sense?
I agree, Rfordin. I worked hard at putting good tags in. Automated doesn't always work as well. Let's hope it doesn't negatively impact our traffic! Best ~ fitmom