Blogging for money tip #38 and SEO technique #9 is about topic tags.
Not long ago, members of the Google Adsense team came to speak at one of my Meetups. See the sidebar if you happen to live in the Silicon Valley area if you’d like to attend a meetup related to blogging, writing, SEO, wordpress and the like.
Google HQ is just a few miles from my house, as is Yahoo and Apple and HQ. Which I suppose is neither here nor there.
The Google Adsense Team alluded to the fact that tags are not even relevant to search engine results. But then they qualified that statement by saying they really don’t know anything about the search engine side of things and their expertise was in Adsense. They did offer tips on ad placement. I will talk about that in a future post.
Nevertheless, for me, old habits are hard to break. WordPress has a box to the right of where I am writing this post that begs for post tags. So, I will put words in there that appear in this post that are relevant to this article that I do not usually use.
And to be sure, I have seen when checking my referral pages that search engines have found me through a tag that I created for a post.
WARNING: Do not use more than 3-4 tags, maximum 5 and NOT six. This is called tag spamming and it does no good. Furthermore it looks stupid.
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