If you place keywords/tags on your article but not in the article content, do they mean anything?
As in wen you submit the article you enter keywords at the bottom. If these keywords that you enter do not actually occur in the article are they useless?
Tags should be relevant to the content. If they aren't, you will likely have your hub unpublished due to false or misleading tags.
It's possible a keyword could be related without actually being in the article. For example, an article about truck drivers uses the word trucker instead of truck driver. Both are still relevant keywords. I would say if a word is worth being a keyword for your article then you should work it into your article as well.
I know Google has an way of telling related words like this so it's unlikely they would penalize you for related terms.
If the keywords are not related it will harm your SEO efforts rather than help. In other words, irrelevant keywords are worse than harmless... like WryLit says, they could get your hubs reported or unpublished.
by Susannah Birch 8 years ago
I thought I knew the answer to this question. But something interesting happened in the last week which I found it hard to explain. I'd be interested to hear opinions.I have a hub which is nine months old and had just reached 250-300 hits per day.I was experimenting to see how many tags I could use...
by Kate Swanson 7 years ago
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by Steve Andrews 6 years ago
People have suggested I join Infobarrel so I did. I unpublished and deleted a hub here about La Guancha in Tenerife and thought I would use it as my first InfoBarrel article. The first problem I ran into was it said I was using a keyword too much. The keyword was roses and I was saying that there...
by H Lax 6 years ago
Before the day is over!
by Liam Hallam 3 years ago
After 6 months on the site i've started the really wonder how many backlinks is a reasonable number to any hub, and really to a hub becoming successful? Or is it simply a lottery.What kind of figures do other hubbers consider?
by Liz Elias 7 years ago
While keywords, as part of your article are indeed important to the SEO "thing," and, as part of your article, they should be spelled properly and in the correct grammatical format, the tags you add outside the article are also valuable.I am beginning to suspect, however, that when...
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