Too Many Tags?

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  1. SmartAndFun profile image96
    SmartAndFunposted 7 years ago

    I wrote a top ten hub and listed ten amazon products in it. By the time I tagged all ten products a couple different ways and wrote up a few more relevant tags, this hub ended up with LOTS of tags. Now I'm getting the automated message that it is in danger of having too many. While in my opinion the tags are all legit and relevant, and I don't want to delete any of them, I also don't want to be in violation of any written or unwritten policy. I am new to this and don't know much about SEO, but I have been advised by another hubber to include as many relevant tags as possible and to write them out in different ways to help people find my hubs. So with this long, wordy paragraph, I guess my questions are 1) how many tags is too many, and 2) should I delete some even if they are legitimate and relevant and could help bring traffic to my hub?

    1. shazwellyn profile image65
      shazwellynposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      tagging is not too much of a big deal these days, google picks up the relevant keywords and long tailed keywords from you hub.  What you do need to do is have relevant tags to your product... for example if you are recommending specific phones, there is no need to tag the phone model numbers, but to optimize your page... tags:  phones, mobile phones, internet ready phones, picture phones.

      Make sure you optimize your hubs for google to pick relevant models etc... have your products in bold, appropriate pictures with bolding titles..

      The most important seo, these days, are to ensure that you optimize your articles so as Google knows what you are recommending.

      Of course, others will probably add to this, so keep checking back to this thread.

      1. SmartAndFun profile image96
        SmartAndFunposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Shaz! Hope I'm doing this right...

  2. dawnM profile image64
    dawnMposted 7 years ago

    Actually they put that warning up for the benefit of you; Google will just pass the article over with too many tags, so just put up about ten that really are relevant.

  3. jokeapptv profile image56
    jokeapptvposted 7 years ago

    everyones so helpful here. i really like it.

  4. saleheensblog profile image60
    saleheensblogposted 7 years ago

    feel free to ignore the warning if all your tags are relevant and your hub is big enough.

    1. SmartAndFun profile image96
      SmartAndFunposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The hub has 1674 words. It is about my top 10 drugstore beauty products, so there are many many ways to tag it. The products include shampoo, makeup, skincare, etc. that are all inexpensive. So for example, I tagged it cheap makeup, cheap make up, cheap skincare, cheap skin care, inexpensive makeup, inexpensive make up, then all that with the word bargain, etc., etc. Plus the other products like teeth whiteners, lotion, etc. And I listed their brand names, too, because I am hoping to sell some of them with Amazon. The tags all seem relevant to me but the list certainly does go on and on. Maybe some of them are unnecessary? Thanks everyone for your input.

 
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