Tags--the more the merrier??

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (11 posts)
  1. profile image0
    Janettaposted 9 years ago

    So I've noticed on some hubs there are a TON of tags. Is it better to have a lot of barely relevant tags or a few more to the point ones?

    1. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Excessive or irrelevant tagging can get your Hub flagged so having lots of them isn't going to be of benefit.

  2. profile image0
    Janettaposted 9 years ago

    that's kind of what I thought too, but I see a lot of hubs with two columns of tags and it made me  wonder...

  3. belief713 profile image74
    belief713posted 9 years ago

    I'm still trying to figure this out. I've noticed some tags showing up in search engines, but others don't.

    Anyone finding a difference with single or long tail tags?

  4. profile image42
    badcompany99posted 9 years ago

    I try to just put in tags relevant to my hub. Say if its about a heart attack I will use phrases like "symptons of a heart attack" " How do I know I am having a heart attack". Basically I imagine what I would type into google to read what I have just written, no point putting in a tag that is useless.

    1. profile image0
      shreekrishnaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      well written ,
      i enjoyed it.

  5. Justin Rhinehart profile image50
    Justin Rhinehartposted 9 years ago

    I'm new to HubPages, but I like to think of myself as a grizzled blogging vet at the ripe old age of 19.  In my experience, the most effective way of tagging things is to use words that you really wish you could have used in your title (pertaining to the subject, of course.)

    In my latest (see "first") post, I took my other title choices that I whittled away from and used the keywords in my tags before using words that are associated with my post.  I personally think that having a 2-ton bag of tags attached to your post makes it look like amateur-hour.  Not only is it a very amateur thing to do, but it's also a great way to get a nice little reprimand from the powers that be.

    Moral of the Story: Keep it simple, stupid.
    smile

    1. profile image0
      Janettaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Are you calling me stupid, Justin?? j/k...unless you are calling me stupid, then I'm not kidding at all.... smile

  6. belief713 profile image74
    belief713posted 9 years ago

    I found this last night - The Value of Tagging by HubPages
    Does that mean/are they saying more tags are better?

  7. profile image0
    Janettaposted 9 years ago

    Well, I read the article. kind of seems to be saying, a decent amount of tags (maybe ten to fifteen) is good. Varying from one word to short phrases.

    I did find it ironic that the article itself only had two tags

    1. belief713 profile image74
      belief713posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      LOL - I didn't even notice that!

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)