Tags Warning????!!!

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  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 8 years ago

    I have been tweaking this hub, and today, found a "warning:  this hub has a large number of tags..." message...

    So???  I thought a lot of tags was a good thing....too few is bad = no traffic.  This is one of my more popular hubs.

    I was given to understand that you can tag with things you address within your article, however briefly.  (I was also told that in order for people to find things, you should also tag with common misspellings--which I did for one item.)

    Can you please advise my on this warning?

    <link snipped>

    And then what???  If my tags are all valid, is there a way to address HP directly with an explanation, and get the warning removed?

    Thank you.

    1. Susana S profile image97
      Susana Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm pretty sure the number of allowed tags has been reduced - I had to go through all my hubs the other day and reduce the amount of tags on most of them until the warning went away. What I do is take a few non essential tags off then refresh the page to see if the warning has gone and keep doing that until it has.

    2. warchild75 profile image79
      warchild75posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i go with 10-15 tags but if it is a long hub say 1500 words or more than i might go to say 20 tags but generally no more!!

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
        DzyMsLizzyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        ah, well, if 10-15 (or even 20) is reasonable for a 1500 word hub, I'm not sure why twice that many would be unreasonable for a hub twice as long.  ... 

        :::  shrug :::  neutral

        I've now  written an inquiry to the help desk, as I am one "who wants to know" the formula or whatever...count me as never having outgrown the "why" stage...without having it spelled out, how do we know when we've crossed the invisilble line?

    3. Julie2 profile image60
      Julie2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I also got that warning and it said to reduce the tags to 12.

  2. profile image0
    ryankettposted 8 years ago

    I tend to stick with 15-20 tags.

    It is unclear as to how many tags you can get away with, I believe it depends on the hub length, but after a certain number tags some will be disregarded entirely by the system.

    I am sure that you can exceed 20, but thats about as far as most seem to go.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
      DzyMsLizzyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, ryankett.

  3. Anna Marie Bowman profile image89
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 8 years ago

    I have a few hubs with that warning.  Though, those hubs have a large amount of content, and a lot of information.  I don't know how much it adversely affects the hub, as far as traffic.  I know some of my best performing, highest earning hubs have a large number of tags, but then, they have a lot of information, etc.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
      DzyMsLizzyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Does the warning ever go away?  Can you contact HP and ask for a review and removal??

  4. donotfear profile image88
    donotfearposted 8 years ago

    I got it on some of mine, too. I tried to delete some of them.

  5. sabrebIade profile image60
    sabrebIadeposted 8 years ago

    One of the problems with having a lot of tags is that it may dilute the focus of your Hub.
    But if all the tags are related to the Hub, I really don't see the problem.

  6. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 8 years ago

    Now, I want to know, since this is the "Extreme Hub Makeover" forum, the ONE place where we are supposed to be allowed to post links  (how else could anyone find the hub we want critiqued?),  then WHY does it say "link snipped" in my original post???!!!

    1. sabrebIade profile image60
      sabrebIadeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ummmm...good question Lizzy.
      Beats me....

      Also, you might wanna check out this forum thread if you haven't seen it yet...
      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/56294

    2. MyWebs profile image84
      MyWebsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yea I agree whoever deleted your link shouldn't have done so in this forum.

      On the other hand did anyone really need to see your hub to answer a question about too many tags? No not really. I suspect this is why they deleted your link. Regardless I don't think they should have.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
        DzyMsLizzyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, you are probably correct in that...my mistake.

  7. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Just a thought.

  8. RedElf profile image89
    RedElfposted 8 years ago

    I usually average somewhere around 20 tags, though most of my hubs are over 1000 words. I use Google Keywords to find tags, and usually stick to the strongest - even if that's only 10 tags.

  9. Anna Marie Bowman profile image89
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 8 years ago

    That may have accidentally been my fault. I flagged another post in this thread as spam. I found several of the same postings is several other threads.  I marked them all as spam.  HP staff may have accidentally removed your link, as well.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
      DzyMsLizzyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ah--ok--comes under 'doo-doo occurs,' I guess.  No harm, no foul.  ;-)

  10. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 8 years ago

    Hmm...I just took this entire post into MS Word--it is 3,050 words long.  There are 41 tags.  I also checked the hub stats, and all their keywords are in my tags.

    It is hard to know what is the 'accepted' or 'proper' ratio of tags to words, without it being spelled out anywhere in the rules.

    I flunked ESP 101.  wink

  11. snakebaby profile image70
    snakebabyposted 8 years ago

    Have only recently realized how few tags I had for most of my hubs after learning the RSS thing, so I've been adding a lot more tags to each hub, no warnings so far, hope not ever

  12. snakebaby profile image70
    snakebabyposted 8 years ago

    Oh well, finally I had same experience just now with my newest hub. Added a lot of tags and got warned. So have to assume too many tags would be negative. Learned

  13. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 8 years ago

    LOL--ultimate irony--this 'large number of tags' warned hub, has now climbed to the #1 spot in my list!!! HA!

 
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