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Tags in a Blog, are they....

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bigfred, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. bigfred

    bigfred Power Member

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    ....necessary?

    In other words, does having tags on your post benefit at all? I remove the tags in my wordpress blogs and am now wondering am I negatively effecting my SEO

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. beaglejuice

    beaglejuice Power Member

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    Many of my traffic are coming from tags from google search. I have 20k+tags in 2 categories in 1 autoblog.
     
  3. bigfred

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    wow, sounds great.

    when you say your traffic comes from Tags, what do you mean exactly. Do you mean that the Tag words appeare in search engines?

    Can you explain a little further as I dont really have a clue about Tags and their uses
     
  4. beaglejuice

    beaglejuice Power Member

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    When I type site:yoururl.com in google search, most of the results are from yoururl.com/tag/yoursite's tag/

    I'm no seo expert but from what I've research from wordpress forums, tags are valuable seo requirement. Categories are not.
     
  5. bigfred

    bigfred Power Member

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    interesting. Do you have any links to some reading I can do? I cant find anything that explains this.

    Is there any danger of duplicate content etc? Do you know of any sites that use tags so I check them out?
    Sorry about all the questions mate, appreciate your help
     
  6. beaglejuice

    beaglejuice Power Member

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    I can't recall the wordpress topic I research but I remember that I was looking for a way to get rid of 20k tags and 20k categories and I read that tags should be kept and categories minimized.

    I'm not worried of duplicate content for the meantime because I'm able to dupe big G using a wp plugin I got from here and eventually bought. But this is blackhat so I expect big G will probably catch up soon---> After I make enough to move on, lol...
     
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