Is it better put a couple tags on your hubs or a lot?

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  1. smanty profile image63
    smantyposted 7 years ago

    If I put a lot of tags on a hub, will it affect my traffic?

  2. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    More tags is usually good - if you click a tag you'll get taken to a page full of hubs with that tag. If you can get on the first page of that tag Google will index it and it's a good backlink for your hub. For that reason you should avoid common tags like "cars" or "house".

    After about 25 tags you'll get a warning message at the top of your hub I believe. But many writers use anywhere up to that number.

    1. tipperary profile image60
      tipperaryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the info,  i may need to put more tags up myself!

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      Motown2Chitownposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      WryLit, thanks for your help...I had no idea about Google Indexing.  smile

      1. maven101 profile image78
        maven101posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Good advise, but you should also bear in mind that indexing is based on quality also...

        1. Cagsil profile image80
          Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Maven, indexing is based on many factors. Many in which no one knows about except for Google. wink

    3. smanty profile image63
      smantyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank You, that helps a lot. I have always been curious about how tags affect traffic to your hubs. I normally put around 10, sometimes 15, tags on each hub, but I never knew if that was too much.

      Thanks again!

  3. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    The original instruction I was given by Maddie(staff member)-

    Hubs that have up 1500 words can use 9-15 keywords/tags (20 max(this is a leeway), but anything over that would be flagged for excessive keywords/tags.

    Hub that have over 1500+ words can use 40 keywords/tags maximum(there is no leeway on the upper end).

    However, since the Google Panda hit, no staff member has made any remarks with regards to changing the original statement by Maddie. So, I am going out on a limb to say that they are still in place as stated above.

    I hope that helps. smile

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      Motown2Chitownposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Cags, as usual, you are a kind and helpful gentleman! smile

      1. Cagsil profile image80
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this


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          Motown2Chitownposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          But, you already knew that.  wink

  4. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 7 years ago

    I've had this question also, thanks for asking!

  5. andromida profile image56
    andromidaposted 7 years ago

    Put only the relevant tags

  6. talfonso profile image83
    talfonsoposted 7 years ago

    I put 10-15 tags (10 being a good amount) on my Hubs. I believe it's a good enough guideline for me.


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