The Hub Police just pulled me over again this evening. This time I had too many tags. Here's what they had to say.
"Your hub may not be in compliance with our publishing guidelines. Please review the message below, and correct the problem if possible.
WARNING: This hub has a large number of tags. [learn more]
This Hub has a large number of tags. Please verify that they are all relevant and specific to the content of this Hub. Irrelevant or excessive tagging may affect your HubScore, or result in a Deceptively Tagged/Titled flag."
I believe all my tags are relevant because I placed them there. Now if there is a tag limit, why not limit tags automatically instead of suggesting more? Must I remove tags, or will I receive some sort of penalty?
My apologies if I missed this information earlier.
Yeah, I got that warning once. Thing is, I had other hubs with more tags than that one, so I'm not sure what triggers it. I try to keep it around 20 or less.
It depends on the length of a hub. Either remove some tags, or add some text.
Strange. I believe I have hubs with more tags than the flagged one as well. I know how to fix the problem, but I'm not happy about it. I know why the feature is in place, but I wish HP would limit tags if they have a problem with your using too many.
Question for HP: How many is too many?
Was it just an automated message, or did you get an actual email from hubpages asking you to remove the tags?
Automated, like a duplicate content message. I wouldn't have known, except I just happened to check my stats on that particular hub. It would be nice to be notified by email.
It didn't even ask me to remove tags, but verify them, which there doesn't seem to be a way to do.
UPDATE: I removed 7-8 tags and the warning went away. I'm looking to see what that does to my traffic and score.
by Bianu 8 years ago
When do I know if I have too many tags. Each time I see a hub of mine, I include all the new tag suggestions. Some of them are over 30. Is that too much or do I continue
by Medkh9 8 years ago
i need to know how many tags you guys attach to your hubs , i know at least two , but is there an average number of tags to make the hubs attract more traffic ?
by CarpetDiem 9 years ago
Are too many tags on an individual hub a bad thing? Do they "water things down"? And how many is too many?How many do you usually use on each of your hubs, and why?Thanks!
by SmartAndFun 8 years ago
I wrote a top ten hub and listed ten amazon products in it. By the time I tagged all ten products a couple different ways and wrote up a few more relevant tags, this hub ended up with LOTS of tags. Now I'm getting the automated message that it is in danger of having too many. While in my opinion...
by kmackey32 9 years ago
I was told by one hubber to use about 15. How many does every else use?
by Jesse Broman 8 years ago
how many tags does it take to "trip" the automatically generated warning? some of my hubs have 20-25 tags- all relevant though- and i want to make sure im not going to be stepping on any "robotic toes".
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