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What WordPress Says About Tagging

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According to WordPress

Tags provide a useful way to group related posts together and to quickly tell readers what a post is about. Tags also make it easier for people to find your content. Tags are similar to, but more specific than, categories. The use of tags is completely optional.

When I first started blogging I had no idea what the difference was between tags and categories. Then,  as I browsed through other blogs,  I started to understand how tagging was helpful. I didn’t realize WordPress had all this information to help newbies along,  so I mostly flew by the seat of my pants and hoped for the best.

Then as I started to use tags which I thought were appropriate,  I got ‘tag-happy’. I left all my posts as ‘uncategorized’ to reach a wider audience,  then I’d put every word I thought was valid for that given post. Omg,  I went overboard!!!

Fast forward a few months,  I came across a WordPress article which stressed the importance of not going over 15 tags. Here’s what they said:

Topic Listings

Your posts will appear in the topic listings of any tags or categories you use. Therefore, assigning tags and categories to your post increases the chance that other WordPress.com users will see your content.

However, you don’t want irrelevant content showing up on the topic listings or search, and neither do we. That’s why we limit the number of tags and categories that can be used on a public tag listing. Five to 15 tags (or categories, or a combination of the two) is a good number to add to each of your posts. The more categories you use, the less likely it is that your post will be selected for inclusion in the topic listings. Learn more about Topics here.

To read in detail what WordPress says about Tagging use the following link:
https://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/tags/
Perhaps this bit if information will assist you with tagging issues or at the very least, be info you can share with other new bloggers.

Happy blog adventures every one. Have a great day.

Hugs,
A.


Contents written: July 24 2016  | Originally published: July 24 2016  |  Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


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