Is there a difference between Hub Tags and Keywords?

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  1. RichardPac profile image83
    RichardPacposted 6 years ago

    Is there a difference between Hub Tags and Keywords?

    It seems that all the research I have done tells me to add keywords to hubs.. But does that mean the tags on hub pages or should I actually be working in keywords into my text?

  2. Lauryallan profile image78
    Lauryallanposted 6 years ago

    You should do both.

    You should mention your keywords or phrases in your hub and then put the keywords that best describe your article in the tags section.

    This way Google will find it easier to figure out what your hub is actually about and you should rank quicker for those terms, if there's not a lot of competition.

    1. RichardPac profile image83
      RichardPacposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you both very much for the information!

  3. Marisa Wright profile image97
    Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago

    Tags on HubPages are not the same as tags on a blog or website, so if you've been reading about tags off-HubPages, it's not relevant.

    Tags are for internal use by HubPages.  They help classify your Hub and create things like the "Related Hubs" feature.  They're of no value to Google.

    Your keywords need to be in your Hub URL and Hub title, and mentioned often enough in your text that it's clear what your Hub is about.

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      writeronlineposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I never knew that, Marisa. All this time (well, only a year or so, but seems longer...)I thought tags were about getting Google's attention - just like keywords. Never occurred to me that they're only for HP categorisation. Thanks for clarifying!

 
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