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How Many Tags is too many?!

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Blacky123321, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Blacky123321

    Blacky123321 Junior Member

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    I have a News Portal and i get a lot of visitors but i noticed if i put more tags on a piece of news i get more hits simple, what is my concern how many tags is too many?!
    Or how many is the optimal count.
     
  2. Raulies

    Raulies Junior Member

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    I never do more than 3, but there is no hard rule for this of course. Keep in mind that a new url is created for every tag (if you use Wordpress), so if you use many tags you get many pages with shallow content.
     
  3. Blacky123321

    Blacky123321 Junior Member

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    Yes but i have a News Articles which have around 100 - 300 words and i have the "4 W" Who, When, Where and Why? that is at least 4 tags than i need to put a tag of all persons involved so the readers can find the article based on them, i have URL Creation changed to Base so it says for instance "com/?p=912" does WP generate URL for every tag too if this option is changed?
     
  4. BackY

    BackY Senior Member

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    I would like to know that too.
    Curently, I'm using an auto-tag plugin, which does around 20-30tags per post. I curently have:
    2,178 Posts
    29,170 Tags

    Is that ok? how about SEO?
     
  5. BrianKade001

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    3-4 tags is the max I do on a post. However, this may vary from person to person. I don't know any hard and fast rule for this.
     
  6. mamasita12

    mamasita12 Newbie

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    I think 5-7 is good
     
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    I am also using that in some of my blogs.Seems very fair.Makes about maximum of 10 tags per post,Just to keeping away from being labeled as spamy. And it attracts a lot of organic traffic too.you got to try out your main good keywords as tags.
     
  8. Blacky123321

    Blacky123321 Junior Member

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    I use main keywords as tags, but i try to catch more traffic, so i am unsure how search engine sees it.