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Search Terms Tagging - Hot or Not?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by supahsmooth, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. supahsmooth

    supahsmooth Junior Member

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    Since big G's panda update rumours are spreading that search terms tagging has a negative effect on serp's. Can anyone confirm this or is this just another lie that Matt Cutts is trying to stuff down our throats?

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  2. GrizzlyAdams

    GrizzlyAdams Regular Member

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    What does search term tagging entail for those unfamiliar with it? Is it a wordpress plugin or something?

    Google panda update is all about quality, so if you're just tagging a bunch of posts with keywords that really have nothing to do with the content then yes you will have negative outcomes with the updates.
     
  3. supahsmooth

    supahsmooth Junior Member

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    It is basically a pluginn for wordpress that puts the incoming search terms in a list under the post. This is suppose to improve your rankings for long tail keywords.

     
  4. Royalserviceteam

    Royalserviceteam Power Member

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    No nowadays i am not getting any visitor from search terms of this plugin.I had a blog and was getting daily around extra 30 to 40 visitors from search terms using this plugin.But still now i am suing this plugin in a blog and will wait some few days to see the result.
     
  5. katona44

    katona44 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Not worth to use search term tagging,6 months ago i received 30k unique/day from Search Term Tags,but when panda update come i losed all the traffic.
     
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    The problem with search terms tagging is that if you have it set too high, you will be penalized for keyword stuffing.

    If you do not have it set very high, it is not very effective in bringing in long tail keywords.
     
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    chipmunk951 Senior Member

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    I use it but limit the amount it can tag to to 10
     
  8. supahsmooth

    supahsmooth Junior Member

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    Thanks for your responses. I have seen the same decrease in long tail traffic and so now it is confirmed.

    Cheers
     
  9. kytro3601

    kytro3601 Newbie

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    It should still work I guess
     
  10. supahsmooth

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    Can you share your arguments for your point of view?

     
  11. jerzydawg

    jerzydawg Supreme Member

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    I had 2 sites deindexed because of the plugin. I even changed the footprints but they still caught on. Be warned that you are setting yourself in deep shit if Google crawls your page and finds it.
     
  12. supahsmooth

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    Thanks for your advice. I've decided to remove them of all my sites.
    That is goiing to be a lot of fun....not :p

     
  13. edgematch

    edgematch Elite Member

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    still on hundreds of blogs and doing good... anything else?