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How many tags?

  1. DrumsAcousticMuse profile image64
    DrumsAcousticMuseposted 7 years ago

    how many tags does it take to "trip" the automatically generated warning? some of my hubs have 20-25 tags- all relevant though- and i want to make sure im not going to be stepping on any "robotic toes".

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      ankigarg87posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think minimum 2 tags should be in every hub and maximum of 6 tags

      1. WryLilt profile image92
        WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, you need a minimum of two tags.

        However the maximum changes on word count. For instance if you only had 300 words you'd likely get a warning if you had more than 10 tags.

        However if you had a hub of 2000 words you could probably try for 25-35 tags.

        Just remember the golden rule: tags need to be relevant. If they start to wander off into irrelevant topics, you've got too many.

    2. Susana S profile image97
      Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      As others have said it is variable depending on the word count on of the article. Personally I use as many tags as I can. Once I've got to about 20 I refresh the page to ensure the flag isn't there and then add one > refresh and so on.

    3. MARKiTYOU profile image57
      MARKiTYOUposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What did you do about this?

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  3. b. Malin profile image74
    b. Malinposted 7 years ago

    It sounds like a lot of Tags...why do you need so many?  I think the most of used is 12-15.

  4. HSanAlim profile image64
    HSanAlimposted 7 years ago

    I believe that the trip that gets a warning there are too many tags is to do with the total number of outgoing links on any particular hub.

    That means outgoing links of all kinds; links you enter, amazon product links, tags. They all add up.

    I use an online program to quick check the basic structure of my hubs. I get a message like this each time I check a hub.

    Out Bound Links   
    GOOD: No problem with the outbound links on this page.
    NOTICE: There are 99 outbound links.

    If I add one more tag there is not a problem. But if I add two more tags, or add one tag and one amazon product, or add two amazon products then I get the following message.

    WARNING: Too many outbound links discovered.
    NOTICE: Most search engines have a problem with more than 100 outbound links from one hubpage.
    ADVISORY: Consider reducing the number of outbound links that this page point to.

    So that is the information on which I base my comment that its the total number of outbound links and not just the number of TAGS.