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how many tags are too many ?

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    Medkh9posted 7 years ago

    i need to know how many tags you guys attach to your hubs , i know at least two , but is there an average number of tags to make the hubs attract more traffic ?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A good number is 10 to 15, but the real answer is - as many as you can find that are relevant to your subject.

      You'll see that HubPages suggests some tags, but they're just auto-created from your text and sometimes, they're not really related to your subject - so ignore those and add your own.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    When they tell you "no".smile

    Edit: And they will.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Paradigmsearch, if you've added so many tags that you hit the limit, it's almost certain that some of them are barely relevant to your topic.  Unless it's a very unusual subject.

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image77
        Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It also depends on the amount of content in the hub.  An in-depth hub of 1500 words justifies more tags than a 500-word hub.  For the former, I can see up to 40 (in some cases, perhaps more) could be relevant, but in the case of the latter, I wouldn't use more than a dozen or so.

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          Medkh9posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          thanks for your anwsers but dont you think that more than 4 tags is consered an abuse of tags as they call it

          1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
            Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I always use more than 4, but rarely have more than 20 even in longer hubs. I would go with Maddie Rudd's advice since she is a HubPages staff member.
            Marissa's advice is also relevant-- especially about careful consideration of the automatically generated "suggested tags". I  always leave at least half of those unused.

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              Medkh9posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              what was her advice to you Rochel

              1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
                Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                same as to you... and to all.

            2. rebekahELLE profile image88
              rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I use some of the suggested tags, and check hub metrics Keywords [after a while] to see if they are used. often they are. it depends.

              medkh-  give yourself a break. you've only been here 3 weeks. we're all learning.
              btw, welcome!

          2. Marisa Wright profile image92
            Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Where on earth did you get that idea?

            I just noticed your Hubs are very short, so you may find you're limited in how many tags you can use.  Actually most of them are too short compared to the average Hub.   Personally I'd be combining some of them, you'll find you'll do much better.

  3. sabrebIade profile image81
    sabrebIadeposted 7 years ago

    Yep, I used to think 15-20 was enough, but I have seen high ranking, high traffic Hubs with 40 tags.
    But, I have also seen high ranking, high traffic Hubs with 5 to 10 tags.

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      Medkh9posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      wow i never passed three . how stupid i was lol

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
        Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No not stupid-- you are new, and all of us are still learning.

  4. CYBERSUPE profile image60
    CYBERSUPEposted 7 years ago

    Thanks Maddie and Marisa for your input. I thought that 20 was a good average number

  5. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    darkside has a helpful hub.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/tagging

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      Medkh9posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      thanks rebeka you are always great

  6. raisingme profile image89
    raisingmeposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for asking the question and for all the great answers.  Welcome to HubPages, it is quite the learning curb but I have found that there are quite a number of 'old hands' that lend themselves to assist us in our first fumbling steps.  It is a great place to be.

  7. ross670daw profile image66
    ross670dawposted 7 years ago

    I was always told, that when creating a web page for seo purposes that the optimal number of tags (keywords)for each page should be around 3-5, but be very specific researched keywords to the topic written about.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Remember, most of the advice you read is relevant to websites, and isn't always as relevant to HubPages.

      A Hub is a lot longer than a blog post, so as Maddie said, more tags are appropriate.

      1. ross670daw profile image66
        ross670dawposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Marisa,
        Ok, thanks for the tips.

  8. Misha profile image72
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    I put as many of them as the system can take without a complaint. Once it starts complaining, I get rid of a couple of the least relevant ones. smile

 
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