Not much. User-created tags haven't been used by search engines as keywords in many years, because so many cheaters would tag their pagea with keywords that their pages weren't relevant for. Now search engines only check tags to look for spam.
I was curious about it also. Went looking for an explanation, to no avail. I saw the notification that the RSS capsule was to be removed; but, if tags were mentioned in that same notice, I missed seeing their mention. I'm more interested in the tags. They've allowed for several key-tags to be included. I'm not sure how I'd like 'auto-tags'. I publish a lot of collections of my poetry, which are inter-related, but often cover quite a few aspects of the main theme. Considering the general indifference or apathy to poetry, much less to its meanings, I can only imagine what an 'auto' tag would turn out to be! Oh well. We shall see what we shall see. . . . .
Nellieanna, I was very confused upon my recent return to see no tag section avail & I have the very same concerns as you do because I write more poetry than anything else. Some 'Auto-Tag' system won't work for completely creative works.
Tags and RSS capsules are being fazed out. You can read all the details at Simone's forum about it at: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/106827 Hope this link helps because it was posted by knowledgeable staff and many hubbers asked Simone specific questions which she answered.
I think I saw an update on hub pages several days ago saying that hub pages is no longer making use of tags. As these cause problems. If you do a search in your hub pages search window you should be able to find the communination from hub pages about tag and RSS.
I'm angry about the tags going away. Not so much about the RSS feeds because I JUST started playing with them and learning all about them. However I am very interested to see what "automatic tags" are used simply because I do A LOT of work when creating tags for certain posts.
Needless to say it should be very interesting to see what auto-tags are generated.
Oh and I disagree that tags are not helping search traffic...how can they not help?
Maybe that's the case but then I must wonder how the catergories here at Hubpages will be affected. Will auto-tagging re-reoute my XYZ hub into the ABC catergory? How will my fellow hubbers find it then? Does that make sense?
Hey Guys and Gals, Man, I have just about had it with the traffic issues here at the Hubpages. I have published over 100 hubs here in two years. I have won several awards, I have had over 10, 000 views, and I have a...
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