What is the significance of "tags," anyway?

  1. Denmarkguy profile image94
    Denmarkguyposted 5 years ago

    What is the significance of "tags," anyway?

    Now that Hubpages has disabled tags as a user accessible feature-- tags are now assigned to hubs automatically, based on content-- I find myself wondering how that will affect traffic. Mostly, though, I am interested in WHERE tags are important? Are tags just a "sort mechanism" internal to HP, or do they end up being part of Google's ranking/search algorithms? I know the issue was "tag spamming," but now I am concerned that I will lose traffic from no longer having "relevant" tags that are not necessarily IN the text of my hubs....  Any thoughts?

  2. NateB11 profile image93
    NateB11posted 5 years ago

    I think keywords in the text and good links to your other Hubs are more important, as well as content. I thought tags were just an internal tool for finding Hubs anyway. In addition, Hubs are still tagged, but automated.