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Are keywords the same as tags? You want you tags to be what the person searching on the search engine would put, right?
Tags here are the links that appear to the right and lead to other posts with the same tags.
In another context, keywords can be put in the keyword meta tag in the document head, but Google flatly ignores those; they have no SEO value.
Yes keywords = tags.
Therefore, longer tags always work better than shorter ones. Try make sure the tags are more detailed over broad ones. I learned the hard way!
Yes you are right at there. Putting keywords in the questions people might ask and you will get the pickup from there
Your keyword is the subject of your Hub. You might have just one word, or a keyword phrase, and you may use a few different synonyms for it in your Hub, just to cover all the bases.
On HubPages, your tags are what appear in the box to the right of your Hub. They're used to create the "related Hubs" feature. For instance, say I have "ballet" as a tag - my Hub will appear next to other Hubs that also have "ballet" as a tag.
So you should add all your keywords as tags, and any other words that are important and relevant to the subject of your Hub.
Tags should be the keywords used within your article. For example the keyword "Management" contains many possible keyword combinations like "network management software, desktop management, waste management, management jobs, property management" I pulled these right from Keyword Elite. Obviously a little more research is needed by digging deeper into the specific type of 'management' keyword. Mention the keyword 3%-4% of the time like a 300 word article would require the keyword to be mentioned 9 to 16 times. If the keyword is searched for and has low competition, then you have a chance to rank on the first page of Google. Be careful not to mention the keyword more than 4%, as this is called "keyword stuffing" and can get you dinged by Google and kicked to the bottom. I have published 21 hubs. For 7 of these hubs I have used this method and I am on the first page of Google for those hubs. Tags can be good for some traffic from search engines, but don;t forget to use relevant popular tags to get some of the traffic from hubpages. If other hubs are ranked high in Google, then you might get piggy back traffic from their hub because sometimes your hub will be advertised on their hub.
It took me several months to figure out this topic. Tags are the keywords that might be used concerning finding your hub. Also it is important to make sure that some of the tags are words or phrases, that appear in the title. It makes the difference between not finding your hub and finding it on the first or second page of google directory.
by ryankett8 years ago
And indeed my hub rating, after doing something with my hubs.It may seem like stating the obvious, but I went through all of hubs and put the absolute maximum number of tags that I could before it said "you have...
by Dorsi Diaz10 years ago
I seem to have an awful lot of tags for my hubs- most of them are phrases that I "intuitively" tagged my hubs with ( I'll find out how "right" I was in the 30 day challenge I guess)It is usually...
by Majida Liaqat4 years ago
I joined hubpages one month ago and started writing hubs on weekends because I am very busy on working days. I have published 12-13 hubs right now and they are featured (12 of them while the 13th is still under review)....
by Bruce Chamoff7 years ago
I see a lot of suggestions about adding keywords to your hubs. Where do you create the keywords and are they the same as tags?
by Susannah Birch7 years ago
I thought I knew the answer to this question. But something interesting happened in the last week which I found it hard to explain. I'd be interested to hear opinions.I have a hub which is nine months old and had just...
by Life at DrTom's8 years ago
I know that the choice of keywords is important. But can you have too many keywords? What is wrong with using every word you can think of?
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