I have started writing more short stories recently, but always seem to struggle with the tags. Anyone got any suggestions for the best sort of tags to use on fiction hubs?
Tags are specifically for related hubs to show up on your hub there on the right side. Simply select a few words or phrases that relate to your hub, and "supposedly" related hubs will show up, enhancing your hub at various levels. Don't overdo the tags.
CMHypno - Lift the keywords out of the short story. The key words will draw the targeted audience.
I haven't written much fiction, but for fiction, I would use the label fiction. I might also use the genre - romance, comedy, historical, etc. and maybe include the topic, such as trees or weddings.
I've only got one short story up at present, although I have had several up over the past year. I include 'short story' and 'fiction', which seem fairly common-sensical (that's probably not a real word..).
But I've also noticed that Google has surrounded the hub with adsense ads related to the story content, which is probably not unexpected, but in this particular case, the featured products/services have a wide appeal, and I'm pleased to see them there. So much so I subsequently added those thematic/contextual tags.
It's not Hub etiquette to promote hubs here, and I'm not. Just adding to the range of your replies. And I guess, suggesting you might like to consider what you could write into a story to achieve a similar contextual outcome.
I wouldn't worry too much about tags, it sounds like they are going to be removed in the near future.
The new layout which is currently being tested does not incorporate them.
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