Advice requested on Tags

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  1. Michael Willis profile image78
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    I have a question about tags on hubs. For example: 
    political ads
    political campaign
    political candidate
    political party
    political...etc.

    Would I add these tags as listed above or just list the word "political" one time only and then the rest (ads, campaign, candidate, party) separately?
    Would it make a difference?

    1. LeonJane profile image89
      LeonJaneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am not 100% sure on how tags work, but I would attach all the tags that you have written on a political hub. I consider a tag as a search string for HubPages, therefore if someone typed 'political ads' in the search bar then your hub would appear higher in the search order.

      If someone typed 'political' then your hub might get lost in the multitude of political hubs. So yes, I'd add as many variants to your tag search strings as possible (without getting the HubPages message that you have too many tags and your hub might be considered substandard)

      By just listing campaign, party, ads then you might get page views from people searching for different types of parties, ads etc. and no doubt your hub may get lost in the multitude of hubs with these tags. So being more specific with your tags will help in getting relevant people to your hub.

      1. Michael Willis profile image78
        Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ok, thanks. I see what you are saying.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image96
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's how I understand it too.

  2. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    In your example, since you are talking about tags/keywords, which is related to search engine results...then I would say...

    Politics would be the singular term you would use to generalize. To optimize results...Political ads, Political campaigns and such are more targeted result oriented.

    Hope that helped. smile

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That makes sense. Have seen pages and written on pages where when I have added tags as in example, the published result showed all the words individually.  That's why I was wondering if "that" was the way to go or as in the example.

    2. IntimatEvolution profile image81
      IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I completely agree with Cagsil.

  3. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image60
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 8 years ago

    Yes I agree. Consider adding all. When you add 'politics', you are adding generic. It will list your hub in politics category in hubpages and generate  backlinks to your hub. It will also relate your hubs to other hubs tagged politics.
    When you add other tags it will help you in SERPs.

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. I appreciate the advice.

  4. ruanz3 profile image65
    ruanz3posted 8 years ago

    I may be wrong here, but the way i understand it you dont want to add too many tags. Just the ones you are using in your hub itself. This is for your search engine ranking in google etc. Cant say anything about hubpages.

    1. sunforged profile image73
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hubtags are a diff animal than "meta-tags" ...you used to get penalized for misleading meta tags in SERPS...in hubs as long as the tags are  relevant its a good idea to use a large amount of them, as each tag is an internal link to your page...if you are so inclines you prob would do best if you used tags that others are using as those pages are more likely to pass some authority

      1. quicksand profile image68
        quicksandposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I thought I read a rule somewhere that there is a limitation on the number of tags per hub article.

        1. sunforged profile image73
          sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          there is...hubs will tell you when you have gone overboard, why?

          1. quicksand profile image68
            quicksandposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I thought I've seen hub pages with more tags than text! lol Well, probably my eyes were playing tricks on me. smile

      2. Michael Willis profile image78
        Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks! Am trying to finish a hub to publish and wanted to finish tags. I have used tags as in my example, but had always wondered if that was the right way.

      3. ruanz3 profile image65
        ruanz3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        oh, i didnt even know there was 2 different types of tags, where is which?

 
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