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In WP can you have too many tags for a post?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Leaves, May 30, 2011.

  1. Leaves

    Leaves Newbie

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    Hello...Still a noob here obviously....So my question is can you have too many tags in your posts...My thought would be you can never have enough...but does G require ONLY super relevant tags?
     
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    martinact420 Junior Member

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    IMO there really shouldn't be that many, make them relevant, and dont f around cause if G shows up manually and you're ranking pages with too many stupid tags they're gonna give you the boot, my suggestion would be stick with 5 or so and then if you find you have more keywords to use then make a new post, trust me I just lost a site for being greedy with easy to rank article tag keywords...
     
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  3. Leaves

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    Good looking out. Thanks and i appreciate you taking the time to help out.
     
  4. Chrisss

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    I'm not a big fan of tags, because you loose the ability to control your onsite linkjuice!

    And yes - if you do decide to use tags, then why would you like to overdo it. You are only going to focus on 1 or 2 kw for each page anyway!
     
  5. LBrown

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    I do 5-10 tags per post. I use less searched for long tails of my keywords. Those tag pages can bring in some decent traffic on their own.

    I would caution against using too many because it can be interpreted as being lists of keywords, which is against Google's webmaster guidelines.
     
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    if i focus on one keyword i put one tag
    2 keyword, 2tags
    etc...
     
  7. Leaves

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    do you mean each page or each post? is it better to use pages?...i have just been using posts.
     
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    I use sometimes 100 tags. They are really important. Forget the ones underestimating the power of tags and limiting its number to 2-10. I assure you that 20-30 is pure OK.
     
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    number of tags is not as important as their proper use, use a tag only if u think that is suitable to your post
     
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    so as long as it is used in the article?
     
  11. _Chip_

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    my autoblog is running fine(touchwood) for more thn 6 months now, with auto tagging plugin, which tags around 10-15 tags per post...
    periodically i see(site:site.com), google deindex some of my tags, may be ones that are irrelevant...
     
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    I agree!

    In fact without tags my website would receive 50% less traffic!
     
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    grevenmtg2 Newbie

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    i have a blog of a client with just pictures and about 100 post. all posts have about the SAME 30 tags and the site are ranking very well in the kws i choose.
    i think the competition its mandatory in that case
     
  14. Leaves

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    anyone have any good info on the page vs post idea?
     
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    Post / page. Same - same if they have their own url :)