When we create a new hub, we get to input relevant tags for the topic at hand.
Do these became part of the searchable content of the hub, or are they merely "internal," i.e. used by the hubpages search feature, and to create tag clouds?
I ask, because when I did a "show source" on one of my hubs, I noticed that the "summary" had become part of that hub's meta tags, but I didn't see my tags listed as "keywords."
Just curious as to how this works.
No, my understanding is different. Tags do not act like keywords on Hubpages. They are used to categorize hubs into topical lists like this http://hubpages.com/tag/psychology/hot
( I just clicked on a tag in one of you hubs to get there )
I am still trying to understand the "mechanics" of the site. It just makes more sense (to me, anyway) to figure this stuff out up front, rather than having to go in and do endless revisions later, after discovering I have been doing everything "wrong."
I guess that makes it even more important to carefully word summaries.
If meta keywords ever become important again we may put something in there based on how a hub is tagged. But they are largely ignored by search engines at this point.
by Stacy Harris 7 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 accofranco 9 years ago
How can one make his hubs to appear more on search engines? Please if u know u aren't prepared to answer this question as a way of assisting me to grow on HP,just don't post a reply.Plz i need serious minded detailed replies.Thank you.
by fitmom 5 years ago
What happened to the tag field?I've been away for a couple weeks and went to create a new hub and the tag field is missing. Did I miss something??
by Chuck Bluestein 6 years ago
I saw this somewhere but do not know where. I see hubs with a lot more than that.
by Marie Flint 17 months ago
I came across this piece of advice in the first part of the Learning Center:"Write to educate your readers on your topic: create content on subjects that you are an expert; don't create content for search engines, a link, or to sell a product. Hubs that are written for readers have a higher...
by Life at DrTom's 8 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?
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