Why Wordpress tags are Ranking in Goolge instead of Posts?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by thesmashge, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. thesmashge

    thesmashge Power Member

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    I have this one year old wordpress blog.It ranks in google for some keywords but the Problem is only tag links are showing in the search results.

    For example if i search 'How to write a Resume' my site page xxxx.com/tag/how-to-write-a-resume/ is ranking

    I want the direct link to my post xxxx.com/writing/how-to-write-a-resume

    I know i can acheive this by installing SEO plugins like yoast and all but the question is Should I?

    Why is google ranking my Tag page.Is there a REASON?
    In case i make the Tags NOT Rank with the Plugins will my Direct links to Post automatically show in the Google rankings?
     
  2. aafable

    aafable Registered Member

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    It kind of looks like you created a tag with the same keywords as your title.

    Also, the reason why the tag page is ranking because it has a smaller number characters. Try to keep your permlinks to a maximum of 55 characters.
     
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  3. pronstar

    pronstar Junior Member

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    That answered the question for me as well. thanks. I accidently used my main keyword in the tags.
     
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    Zwielicht Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    AleeGS Regular Member

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    Don't delete your /tags/keyword page. Redirect it to your post (301 redirection) and you will not lose the rank.
     
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    Thanks for the question and answer i was searching the same thing