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?
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...
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?
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.
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.
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
by Glen 12 years ago
Who hasn't quite got a grasp on it yet?Be honest, and mention it in this thread, and I'll look through some hubs and choose one from a few different hubbers and I and 2 other specifically selected hubbers will look, comment and make suggestions on what keywords to target and how best to tag the...
by Rachel Holbert Jones 10 years ago
I went to start a new hub and realized HP has changed. I looked all around to see if tagging feature was still around but it's not. So what happened to the tag feature?Why did HP get rid of it? I don't know about some but I only used relevant keywords.
by ShreejanaHickman 13 years ago
Hi,I'm a brand new hubber. For my first hub, I picked an article, I wrote on my blog. I don't have any affiliate links or link to my blog. I'm not trying to promote my blog, I just thought that article might be an intresting read. I published about an hour ago, now it says...
by Glen 15 years ago
A few questions for the Hub Staff to answer. I'm doing a bit of research into tagging and I was wondering if these statements would relate to HubPages....HubPages uses tags in several important ways. They're one of the first things that Search Engines check against. Tag matches affect high...
by Spacey Gracey 12 years ago
I know it has been said before - in fact I was reading about it last night - but sorting out your tags really works.I did sorted out the tags on 5 hubs last night. All have seen some increase in traffic. But one, which was already by best performer has doubled its traffic. I couldnt believe it...
by Lisa HW 13 years ago
I have a tendency to sometimes to be "a little light" on the tag-adding, and I'm not at all sure I'm awfully skilled at creating my own.Question 1: Is there kind of an "approximate standard" when it comes to how many any Hub has?Question2: If the Hub is light on tags...
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