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Are tags really important?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by rockme12, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. rockme12

    rockme12 Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    Know the part of wordpress it asks for tags? Are those really important.

    The ones that are hyperlinked when you make a post?

    I think it helps find an article when a user searches it.
     
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    Hey Mate,

    Your are correct, the tags are used to help the user find an article related to his inquiry.

    Hope that helps! :)
     
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    hameem Elite Member

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    Are you talking about self hosted wordpress?
     
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    When people search using keyword then your related tag will help to push client into your blog content.
     
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    stretch361 Junior Member

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    There are a few differing opinions I've seen on tags. Some people recommend not using them at all - as they just add additional keyword density to your site, which makes it difficult for google to fully understand the focus of your pages. Another option is to turn the tag pages into rankable pages by adding on page elements to the tag pages - which would help them rank on their own.
     
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    johandr Regular Member

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    Tags are not important at all, and they most likely create duplicate content from a search engine perspective. You will be better off by giving a no-index note to tags in your sitemap, and it is not needed for search enquiry's, as wordpress will automatically search your posts title & content