I don't see why not. They were used to get them to your site, go for it I noticed that in my blogger site too and adjusted my keywords and tags to use them too.
There's actually a better way to use them.
Hubpages tags are in-house only. They're not seen by Google. In fact, they don't appear anywhere on your hub! As far as I can tell, those tags are only used to help Hubpages fill out the "Related Hubs" section and (maybe) figure out the advertising for your hub.
Search engines look for keywords in an entirely different way. Even on a blog where you have tags that display, search engines won't take your word for granted. Too many people in the late 90s did keyword stuffing, writing tags like "elephant, elephant tusks, elephant ears, baby elephants" in tags even when their page did a LOUSY job of covering those topics, or didn't cover elephants at all.
So search engines stopped paying attention to tags. Too many people abused them. At last check, the ONLY search engine that still looks at user-listed tags is Bing, and all it's doing is checking for keyword stuffing -- if you do it, it considers that a warning sign that you may be a spammer, and may down-rank your page!
Instead, search engines analyze your content to decide for THEMSELVES what your keywords are. Do you use "elephants" and "baby elephants" in the page title, or in headers on the page? Have you got pictures of elephants? Do you link to excellent elephant websites? And, most importantly, do you write unique things about and related to elephants? Okay, THEN the search engine will mark your page down under the keyword "elephant" (or perhaps "baby elephants," if you covered that topic well.) That's how to convince search engines you've got a good page on elephants -- not with a tag, but by using elephant-related language in your article, especially in important places like section headers.
So how do you use the keywords from Google Analytics? Think of them as a WRITING PROMPT. Remember high school vocabulary drills, when you had to write ten sentences using 10 words from a list of 15 words, your choice? In this case, try to use those words in the body text and headers of your article, where they make sense.
Or, even better, do keyword research to figure out what words and terms YOUR target audience uses. You're trying to speak people's language. Someone searching for "white elephant" may be looking for useless and expensive objects, whereas someone searching for "albino elephant" tells you EXACTLY what they're looking for, so use "albino elephant" not "white elephant" on your image caption of a rare ... light-pigmented elephant. See? Use the analytics tool to help you learn what do the readers I'm writing for call the thing I'm writing about? Use the terms they're likely to search for, so that the people who want to read your page can find it.
by Liz Elias 7 years ago
While keywords, as part of your article are indeed important to the SEO "thing," and, as part of your article, they should be spelled properly and in the correct grammatical format, the tags you add outside the article are also valuable.I am beginning to suspect, however, that when...
by Bobri Dobri 4 years ago
Why do I get this strange google analytics results?I would appreciate any ideas and suggestions, because I have no idea what's wrong with my hubs.Let's take my best hub, Beautiful Russian names, for example. I have google analytics data for 8 days. It shows 147 pageviews total, while 74 are from...
by Stacy Harris 8 years ago
Is it better to use a large amount of keywords for the search engines or a smaller amount?I have seen both. Some hubbers use as many keywords as they can put in there; others use about 10 strong keywords. Do you find one or the other is more beneficial?
by Life at DrTom's 9 years ago
I know that the choice of keywords is important. But can you have too many keywords? What is wrong with using every word you can think of?
by Sharilee Swaity 8 years ago
I hear the phrase, "mature a hub," a lot. What actually happens when a hub matures? I know people say that after a hub has matured (around six months) it starts to do much better. But what actually happens when a hub matures? Thanks!
by Anthony Goodley 9 years ago
It would be very useful to those of us who work hard to rank well for keywords to be able to see exactly which keywords are working on a daily, weekly, monthly and overall basis.A simple listing of keywords and the number of hits for each keyword phrase would be awesome! I can even supply some...
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