Are tag clouds bad for SEO?

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  1. googleme7

    googleme7 Newbie

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    Hello,

    I have a tag cloud on my website which displays the 50 most popular tags used. Would the search engines consider this keyword stuffing since each tag is displayed as a link on every Wordpress post and page? Would removing the tag cloud widget improve SEO?

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  2. GrindcoreVlad

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    I just recently removed my tag cloud and my rankings increased slightly . It's not about keyword stuffing. It's more about creating pages with the same content on and on...
     
  3. cashking009

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    Absolutely agree, remove it, to many links from index page and u send some juice to that pages... and many supplemental results in google...
     
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    Tags are very good for big websites until they are fully indexed by search engines. After that I usually remove the tag cloud.
     
  5. Godspeed.Digital

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    I used to always use a tag cloud, in spite of how ugly it looked, because I was told that it helped search engines index me quicker... Now I don't worry about it, I just don't bother with it, and just use good, clean website layout and search engine optimization practices. I wouldn't advise using a tag cloud. To me, it also makes you're site look a bit desperate or gives the slight impression that you're somebody who really doesn't know what they're doing... or just has bad design taste.
     
  6. PinkieBoyz

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    hmm.. after read this I think I need to remove my tag cloud.
    thanks mate
     
  7. nuaru

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    It's no longer even looks cool, and all the more so did not help in SEO.