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What are tag pages?

  1. Appletreedeals profile image73
    Appletreedealsposted 8 years ago

    I have seen several threads commenting on tag pages.

    Searched my data storage facilities - no luck, banged them against the wall to see if the data could be jiggled loose - no luck

    what is meant by tag pages?


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

      Basically, tags and tag pages are a way of organizing and categorizing information - they relate to the internal structure of hubpages. The best thing to do to understand tag pages is to go to one of your hubs and click on a few of your tags. You'll see that you are directed to a page of links to hubs that also have the same tag. If there are no other hubs with the same tag you'll see your hub there on it's own. To really understand tags check out johnr54's hub about it.

    2. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this
  2. mel22 profile image58
    mel22posted 8 years ago

    not sure but could it be the ad optimizer like Yieldbuild they're talking about. kinda what ya call/ad optimizer/tag generator... most web 2.0 sites use an optimizer comparable to the one here by yieldbuild.. they create tags based on the text in your hub. title, header 1 and p1 tags hold more weight i think? Good question ..? never heard of tag (pages) b4!

  3. mel22 profile image58
    mel22posted 8 years ago

    susana s,  I understand the internal application of the yieldbuild optimizer as you say but i'm wondering... I did contact staff directly b4 about the optimizer and I was told ' the tags are used as internal as well as  external ' blah blah blah.. something to the effect' not traditional meta> tag but through javascript language...are the tags being seen by a command line paramater in the meta> and head> tags to be seen by search engines... it would seem they are being picked up there as well to get relevant search  query's since there are no other places to enter search.keywords... search engines only pick up by the head> content I thought , is the optimizer also sending to the head>. Is the javascript in both the head> and body> of the page? kinda like CSS in the head> renders styles to the body> elements?

  4. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    yieldbuild is not related to tags - tags are user generated

  5. mel22 profile image58
    mel22posted 8 years ago

    user generated 4 sure ; but doesn't the optimizer  auto generate suggestions or are they two seperate components? are the tag capsule and the optimizer seperate or part of the same build ?

  6. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    yieldbuild= adsense optimization and placement

    thats it, perhaps give a quick read over the website, you can use it for free on your own personal site

    the tag auto suggest function is unrelated although the tags you select may have minimal effect on what ads are triggered

  7. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago
  8. Susana S profile image95
    Susana Sposted 8 years ago

    My understanding is that Yieldbuild and tags are only loosely linked. Yieldbuild optimizes ads in terms of determining visitor location, ad placement, size and color (I used it on my website, so became quite familiar with how the system works). The actual ads are delivered by google adsense. Adsense will obviously scan the page to determine what the page is about and deliver relevant ads. Adsense may also use where the hub is linked from internally to determine relevant ads - ie category pages, hot, latest, tag pages, links form other hubs etc, which is why tags seem to affect ads. But as far as I know there is not a direct link between Yieldbuild and tags.

    Tags are not the same as web 1.0 meta tags or meta keywords that you would place in the head section. Google doesn't pay any attention to meta keywords anyway, which is probably why hubpages doesn't bother with them. There are a ton of factors google looks at and not just what's in the head tag of a page.

    I'm guessing that the way that tags are helpful for external search engine optimization, is because the tag pages are crawlable and indexed by google and also develop pagerank. So incoming links to your hubs from high PR tag pages, tell the search engine that your hub is important. Even incoming links from pages with low or no PR will be helpful because the link is a relevant keyword or keyphrase. There could well be other external benefits to tags and tag pages, but if there are I don't know what they are.

    I don't know anything about javascript and very little about CSS tempplates so I can't comment on them.

  9. mel22 profile image58
    mel22posted 8 years ago

    I thought Yield build was an offshoot of Hubpages and so was implemented here on hubpages free for publishers. I see on google they call them TAG CLOUDS  but usually tag clouds have bigger text for the more weighted words on the site. I read about a month ago about yieldbuild at the site and thought I saw hubpages staff created it. Their pics were on the page somewhere. You'd think they'd be more closely linked being that they developed it. I know thisisoli has a tag cloud on his SEO site. He might have some insight how they work and what their called and where to download one for a personal website.

  10. mel22 profile image58
    mel22posted 8 years ago

    Thanks for the link Darkside , I've been using them but never knew they were called tag (pages)

  11. Susana S profile image95
    Susana Sposted 8 years ago

    Here's some info on tag clouds that might help clarify things for you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tag_cloud

    The most important sentence in my view is this one: "Properly implemented tag clouds make the website appear to search engine spiders more interlinked which tends to improve its search engine rank."

  12. mel22 profile image58
    mel22posted 8 years ago

    Thanks, for that Susana!

  13. The Rope profile image54
    The Ropeposted 8 years ago

    Thank you for the great info.  It all helps and thank you especially Mel22.  Sometimes I just can't even form the questions, much less work through some of the explanations.  This thread was easy to follow and direct.  Appreciate everyone's help!

  14. Appletreedeals profile image73
    Appletreedealsposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for all the input folks, turns out it was just a semantics thing.


  15. mel22 profile image58
    mel22posted 8 years ago

    ...going along with this post I decided to ask staff directly about the link between Yieldbuild optimizer and the Hubpage tag cloud/generator... here is the answer with the question below;

    answer: "Yes, YieldBuild is automatically used for all Hubs.  You don't need to sign up."

    On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 10:37 PM, mel22 (via HubPages) <email@hubpages.com> wrote:

    I noticed Yieldbuild was an offshoot of Hubpages created by the HubTeam. I was wondering if Yieldbuild optimizer is automatically incorporated with Hubpages tag cloud generator for free use by Hubbers or do we need to do a free signup to use it. .in other words is it all inclusive for users? pre-integrated 4 users under Hub Stats?

    the anser did not give specifics about the stats but I assume the stats are sent server-side to staff while users
    receive a portion of those , on the stats button under HubMetrics!.. just thought i'd share that info as it pertained 2 this post !