Tags not working

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  1. brimancandy profile image78
    brimancandyposted 8 years ago

    I was just checking my tags at one of my hubs. When I create a tag for a hub I can usually click on that tag, and it will take me to a list of hubs that are associated with that tag.

    I tried every single tag, and each one came up with no hubs found. I was wondering why my traffic is dying. Could it be because the tags I am using are no longer working.

    I have a Kiss hub, and one of my tags is "Kiss Sonic Boom."
    Which is exactly what my page is about. Every tag is associated with kiss, and it will not find my hub with any of them.

    Shouldn't my hub be found by the hubpages search, even if I attatch any tag to it? It doesn't make sense otherwise.

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If there are no other tags showing then that would mean that no one else at hubpages has used the tag Kiss Sonic Boom.

      I wouldn't be too concerned about it anyway, as it seems that no one is searching for that phrase on Google.

  2. Susana S profile image95
    Susana Sposted 8 years ago

    Hi briman - it's not that the tags aren't working, it's that you've chosen ones that do not have a page (because no one else is using the same tag). You need to find tags that at minimum 3 or 4 other hubs are using, because then a page is created for that tag. I'd suggest reading this hub on how to use tags effectively: http://hubpages.com/hub/Hubpages-Traffic-Use-of-Tags

  3. Misha profile image69
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Susana, please refresh your knowledge. Tag page is created even if only a single hub uses this tag. Example: http://hubpages.com/tag/joshua+nestor/hot

    Briman, I would guess this was just a glitch. Does it work now? smile

    1. Susana S profile image95
      Susana Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Aah ok, sorry Misha/Briman. I thought that was the case because sometimes when i click on a tag there is no link on the page, so not all tags have pages. Maybe it's a glitch as you say.

  4. ASHWINSPGA profile image61
    ASHWINSPGAposted 8 years ago

    Here you are Misha. Can you please come over to this thread? Kind of need you here thanks

  5. johnr54 profile image47
    johnr54posted 8 years ago

    Sometimes it takes hubpages a little time to create the tag pages.  So if you add a tag that has no other hubs and then click through to it shortly after that it will not find a page.  Related to this, if you add a hub and click through to the tag pages shortly afterwards sometimes your hub will not be showing on it right away either.

  6. Susana S profile image95
    Susana Sposted 8 years ago

    Great John - thanks for clarifying smile

  7. brimancandy profile image78
    brimancandyposted 8 years ago

    Some of the tags on my hubs work, and others don't. I assumed that making my tags related to my content would drive traffic from people who are looking for it. So I switched to generic topic tags, and my pages appear on the list, and my traffic has gone up. but not much.

    I would rather use specific tags, that way people don't have to hunt through hundreds of pages to find my work. But, obviously that isn't going to happen. The problem I see with this is that a lot of tags people are putting on their sites have nothing to do with the subject. This kind of search is even worse outside of hubpages.

    I did a search for Lady Gaga, and came up with hundreds of pages that have nothing to do with her. If you do not have your safesearch on, you will get nothing but porn. very sad.

  8. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    I also try to use tags related to industry and make sure it's in my content so it hopefully get's picked up. Did you try using keyword tools too? just for additional ideas. big_smile hope that helps.

  9. sunforged profile image71
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    I see no use for tags such as "kiss sonic boom"  use tags that have search volume and other hub users with the same tags, than you benefit from related links and have the long term option of having tag pages that carry some google juice.

    Take a successful kiss themed page such as the official kiss fan page and run it through the adwords keyword tool, select tags from that list that are relevant to your writing.


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