Suppose I have 10 hubs in a same niche. I have 30 tags for each hub where 25 tags are common for all. Is it a good idea? Will I compete with myself in one point of time? What do you do in this case?
Suppose the hubs are:
1. Buy a pink cow
2. Buy a black cow
3. Buy a green cow
4. Buy a blue cow
And the common keywords are buy a cow, buy cow online, cow review, cow for sale, cheap cow, cow online etc.
What to do now? How do you approach in this situation?
It's fine to use the same tags across your related hubs and it's also beneficial in my opinion. I believe it helps the search engines identify you as an authority on a subject if all (or most) of the links on a particular tag page go to your hubs.
Also, using your example, if you use a broader tag across those hubs such as cows or animals, you might find that your hubs, as well as your profile, get a high PR internal link. E.g. the tag page for animals is PR3 and there are links to the profiles of hubbers who use that tag the most. http://hubpages.com/tag/animals/hot
Thanks for the tips, I understand now. I am laughing because you seriously thought I was going to sell some cows online. Those were just example but I clearly have understood the tips you have given.
Just add whatever tags you think are related to your hubs. Doesn't matter of they overlap.
I have repeatedly run across posts and other info that says:
“Search engines ignore tags.”
Can anyone post documentation that will confirm or refute this statement?
It would be nice to finally quit having to wonder about this.
The confusion between tags and meta keyword tags arises because they are both related to keywords, but they are completely different things.
Search engines, except yahoo, ignore the meta keywords tag (which you might put into the head section of your website or blog html). They used to use it a lot in the old days to determine what a website was about, but not any longer.
The keywords meta tag is not the same as the tags used on hubpages, which are essentially an internal organisation system.
Imho, the above link is a must-read for anyone who is interested in such things.
Nope. We have very limited ability to edit the html of our hubpages. Plus the meta keywords tag is not important nowadays, so even if you could it wouldn't be worth it. Using your tags well will help the search engines know what your pages are about, as well as all the other on and off page stuff of course.
Yes, yahoo uses the meta keywords tag to some degree. Don't know how much weight they give it though - probably not a great deal. The meta title and meta description are more important to search engines, (though each one will probably weight them differently), and hubpages uses both of those.
by Ryan Buda 5 years ago
Hello Hubbers,I have been away from the hubbing business for a while (college and my day job have been hectic). I just began writing a new hub and noticed that I couldn't find the place to add the tags or keywords(I forget the actual name) that you want to use to help get hits on search engines.Is...
by TIC Publishing 7 years ago
The tags you put in when creating an article... are those HTML META Tags? Google stopped paying attention to those in like 1999, and I don't think any important search engine uses them -at all-Is there any use in filling them in?
by Stacy Harris 7 years ago
Is it better to use a large amount of keywords for the search engines or a smaller amount?I have seen both. Some hubbers use as many keywords as they can put in there; others use about 10 strong keywords. Do you find one or the other is more beneficial?
by Sarah Buckhannon 5 years ago
Is it true that you should only use tags with words that are in your article at least three times? If you use a word only once in your article, should you not use that as a tag? Any suggestions for good tags?
by Chuck Bluestein 6 years ago
I saw this somewhere but do not know where. I see hubs with a lot more than that.
by Peter Messerschmidt 9 years ago
When we create a new hub, we get to input relevant tags for the topic at hand.Do these became part of the searchable content of the hub, or are they merely "internal," i.e. used by the hubpages search feature, and to create tag clouds?I ask, because when I did a "show source" on...
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