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What value do tags bring?

  1. Global-Chica profile image95
    Global-Chicaposted 6 years ago

    What value do tags bring?

    I'm curious what value tags bring since I recall reading that it's only the words in articles that are searched. Or is it that tags are also part of each article?

  2. cheaptoys profile image59
    cheaptoysposted 6 years ago

    dont think tags are in use now. they removed it?

  3. Island Tropical profile image60
    Island Tropicalposted 6 years ago

    tags help search engine to index our hub

  4. Susana S profile image97
    Susana Sposted 6 years ago

    Tag pages at HubPages used to be indexed by the search engines and many had high pagerank. When chosen correctly tags could provide a valuable backlink to your hub and help search engines determine what your hub was about and what keywords to rank it for in the serps (search engine results).

    Since Panda, Hubpages have made changes to tag pages (they are now tagged No Index, Follow) and so the backlink value of a link on a tag page is gone because the tag pages can't accumulate pagerank and therefore, can't pass on any link juice.

    The links on tag pages are still followed by the search bots and so they should still help the SE determine what your page is about and possibly what phrases it should rank for.