Okay lately I been going through my hubs and taking away some tags or adding some. I am not sure, but this one hub went down significantly in rank. I looked at it and noticed I had a ton of tags and I was not getting hardly any traffic.Do you think if a hub has some tags that words are in the text, but they are not something that someone would ever type in a search engine would make it fair very bad in the search engines? It sure seems this hub is not fairing well compared to others that may have been tagged better....
Whats your experience with using few tags,a lot, and how does it affect your traffic???
The more specific your tags are, the better. Phrases are generally better than one-word tags, and you should have no more than a few broad tags like "family" or "food," as those are covered by category now.
“Phrases are generally better than one-word tags”
Considering the source, I am going for it.
I used to have the problem with you. I put about 15 tags with broad words like food, travel instead of beautiful places in malaysia for example.
The best thing i ever notice is using keyword tool by google. Search using it and tag the most common used words.
Secondly, if your hub is already long enough in the market, then check on the summary on keywords type to search it. Add those keywords to your tag and you will see a slight boost in the traffic.
Hope this helps.
I used to have tons of tags on each hub, naively trying to capture every word, I got the advice from experienced hubbers to concentrate on about 15 tags and use the search terms people would use rather than broad tags.
My traffic virtually tripled over night so it was very good advice, it can be time consuming but worth it.
Hope this helps.
Dear Aiden Roberts,
Thank you! Actually your advise is good and I am going to try out as currently I try to put in only 10 tags. will try put 15 and check it out!
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