1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Blog tags- good or bad?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Anonoptimization, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2015
    Messages:
    619
    Likes Received:
    55
    Do you think Google could see blog tags as duplicate content or do you think they don't care?

    As an example if you have a site about fishing equipment, you may have tags for your posts about fish bait and others with tags about fishing rods or how to fish, etc....

    -Thanks
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  2. soccerlover

    soccerlover Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2014
    Messages:
    3,397
    Likes Received:
    1,773
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Seo Analyst :D
    Location:
    ♥♥♥ BHW ♥♥♥
    Home Page:
    It won't count as duplicate.
    Many people use same tags for similar niche and as far as I know, it's totally alright.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. Monsterer

    Monsterer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2015
    Messages:
    1,371
    Likes Received:
    246
    Gender:
    Male
    I think tags are considered as merely duplicate data that already exists, possibly creating duplicate content that search engine might penalise.
    Some bloggers will prefer tags it depends on how you organise your site and quality content. Before choose tags there could be three questions;
    1. What are they for?
    2. Why are you using them?
    3. Are you using them to hack poor organisation or structure on your blog?

    If you have good answers for these questions you could use tags consistently they probably don't do any damage.
     
  4. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2015
    Messages:
    619
    Likes Received:
    55
    The benefit of them are that visitors can easily find topics of blog posts they may be interested. Otherwise blog posts are simply organized by dates so I think the tags have an advantage for visitors to spend more time on my websites blog and finding topics easily.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. Monsterer

    Monsterer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2015
    Messages:
    1,371
    Likes Received:
    246
    Gender:
    Male
    That is my suggestion you can do what is favourable to you because it your site.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. LatteGrande

    LatteGrande Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,202
    Likes Received:
    614
    Location:
    404 Not Found
    You can use tags for user friendly purposes, but not for search engine as it's one of the reason of duplicate content and I used to noindex them.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  7. Linkzo

    Linkzo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2015
    Messages:
    1,144
    Likes Received:
    211
    When choosing a tag, and especially when creating a new tag, try to create each with different specialities.
    Use the original quality and related content then google will consider it.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  8. SEO Pearl

    SEO Pearl Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2015
    Messages:
    1,025
    Likes Received:
    144
    Occupation:
    Real Premium Blogs, Editorial Links & PBN
    I think it doesn't get Duplicate. Using Tags to your post will increase the chance that the users to see your contents. If sometimes the Tags getting Indexed then it would be more advantage for your blog contents.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. Jobdollarr

    Jobdollarr Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2014
    Messages:
    1,420
    Likes Received:
    173
    Occupation:
    Webmaster
    Location:
    USA
    Home Page:
    Tag posts will lead to your other post, and make the link between posts.

    But I do not wear a tag cloud.
    Focus on your content for the best results.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  10. jollyman

    jollyman Elite Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2013
    Messages:
    1,816
    Likes Received:
    288
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Digital marketing
    Location:
    Somewhere around BHW

    Well said, Tag are used to find or filter articles based on the user needs. I don't think this will causes any issue in google.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  11. Logan.J

    Logan.J Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2016
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    14
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Behind
    I think google won't count it as duplicate.

    So many bloggers using the same kw tags using different articles.Because of using tags visitors make it easy to find out the topics which you have published in your website