I got a warning that I had too many tags on my hub. How many is too many? I try to find as many tags as possible that are related. How does it affect us?
Too many tags is actually detrimental. Google could actually 'neglect' to include a link to your site for too many tags.
The best thing to do is use the following link to figure out the best tags to use and try to keep it under ten.
The "keyword tool" above allows you to enter a word or phrase and then get a list of keywords. Sometimes the keywords themselves are phrases.
most things I've read suggest somewhere between 15 and 20. it's up to you. Just make sure they are relevant.
Only use keywords that are used in your title, subtitles, lead paragraph and summary. You can use more words than that, but it won't do you any good if they aren't already in your text in these areas. So unless you have really long, wordy titles, subtitles, etc. you won't want a lot of keywords.
Try to make your titles out of keywords, instead of making a title and finding keywords for it.
There are lots of good Hubs on this - get yourself Google Keyword Tool and use it in your research. It's free!
When you have an idea for a title, check out the tags (keywords) and see what comes up - If the CPM (click-pay-rate) is low or it doesn't get enough hits, try some different words. Then figure out your title. I have read that anything over 20 tags is a waste of time, and 30 is the most you should ever have.
Some people use less and do extremely well, some people use up to 30. I try to stay in the 15 or less area. Better to have a few really good ones than a big bunch of weak ones.
Check out some long time hubbers with high scoring hubs and see what they tend to use. Look at relache, Mark Knowles, Nelle Hoxie, darkside, frogdropping. to get a real sampling of different styles and approaches.
You want the tags that are the most-closely relevant, not as many as you can think of.
And if you use the same words or phrases too many times, that will wind up hurting your Hubs. Some sites that report on search engines say not to use a word or its variations more than three times in your tags.
by anglfire693 8 years ago
Ok, I did look at the FAQ's before coming here, and I found a hub on tags and read it. But it seemed to contradict another article I read. I also read through the comments and noticed that another hubber posted my question 4 months ago and has yet to get a reply so I am going to ask...
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?
by Liz Elias 6 years ago
Greetings-- I have been reading quite a bit on this topic lately, trying to learn more. I have learned quite a bit about what they are, and where/how many times they should be placed. My new question is, must they appear in the exact same sequence as in the title and the list of...
by Joseph Addams 9 years ago
The Hub Police just pulled me over again this evening. This time I had too many tags. Here's what they had to say."Your hub may not be in compliance with our publishing guidelines. Please review the message below, and correct the problem if possible.WARNING: This hub has a large number of...
by SmartAndFun 7 years ago
I wrote a top ten hub and listed ten amazon products in it. By the time I tagged all ten products a couple different ways and wrote up a few more relevant tags, this hub ended up with LOTS of tags. Now I'm getting the automated message that it is in danger of having too many. While in my opinion...
by CarpetDiem 9 years ago
Are too many tags on an individual hub a bad thing? Do they "water things down"? And how many is too many?How many do you usually use on each of your hubs, and why?Thanks!
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