Do "Tags" Work?

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  1. Sente

    Sente Junior Member

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    It's a pain in the ass to enter tags and stuff. Do they work or is it sooo 2007?
     
  2. magicjg

    magicjg Junior Member

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    What do you mean by do they work? In regards to what? They definitely help internal searches....
     
  3. bobbylove321

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    Yes they work.

    90% of my traffic comes from tags, but of course you should install the plugin (if using wordpress) SearchTerms Tagging 2:

    Code:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/searchterms-tagging-2/
     
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  4. Globalnet

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    Tags sure work! I must have a look at that searchterms-tagging-2 plugin ...
     
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  5. BassTrackerBoats

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    Tags are a pain in the ass... I agree but if you do not use them you nucking futs as they are integral to getting targeted traffic.
     
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  6. pirondi

    pirondi Power Member

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    Yes tags works,but you need to choose the right keywords,dont just create tags of keyword that has no searches.
     
  7. Sente

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    Thanks all! I've been offline for a while but thanks! I had using them but I guess I must!
     
  8. Aryan

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    Answer from Matt Cutts:

    Question: In a blog, is it worth spending time creating tags and categories for SEO purposes?

    Matt Cutts: in a few words says that tags are not so important as a good group of categories, just organize your blog and give option to your readers to subscribe to some categories.
    Don't waste time creating a lot of tags.

     
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