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
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