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    Why should i use tags in my cms?

    I'm still wondering, a lot of people are telling me that i should use tags for every message in my WordPress website. But why should i use tags? I thought it's for SEO purposes and the search engine would now what the key subject in the text is...

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    Tags on posts are for people, not for search engines. If you are writing your site for the search engines and not for your visitors, you will not be very successful, I'm afraid.

    If tags are displayed in a tag cloud or some other way, can help visitors to the site find topics they are interested in, and sometimes this will keep them on the site longer than they would stay without those clues as to what else is available to them there.

    For example - if I go to a site as a result of a search for "nutrition in the older horse" and I read the article that came up in the search, my purpose is fulfilled.

    But if I see a tag such as "older horses", or "aging equine health", I may click on those tags to see if the related posts are something I would be interested in reading. The more relevant information I find on a site, the more likely I am to recommend it to others, thus possibly increasing the traffic to the site. I may even click on an ad if it is placed in a relevant manner.

    If you are writing your site for the search engines and not for your visitors, you will not be very successful, I'm afraid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaMare View Post
    Tags on posts are for people, not for search engines. If you are writing your site for the search engines and not for your visitors, you will not be very successful, I'm afraid.

    If tags are displayed in a tag cloud or some other way, can help visitors to the site find topics they are interested in, and sometimes this will keep them on the site longer than they would stay without those clues as to what else is available to them there.

    For example - if I go to a site as a result of a search for "nutrition in the older horse" and I read the article that came up in the search, my purpose is fulfilled.

    But if I see a tag such as "older horses", or "aging equine health", I may click on those tags to see if the related posts are something I would be interested in reading. The more relevant information I find on a site, the more likely I am to recommend it to others, thus possibly increasing the traffic to the site. I may even click on an ad if it is placed in a relevant manner.

    If you are writing your site for the search engines and not for your visitors, you will not be very successful, I'm afraid.
    I agree with this, Tags help your users find more specific relevant content within your site, If users like your site and find it easy to work with and find the niche they are looking for then they are more likely to recommend your site to other people.

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    Through tag your page or post will be declared to the particular categories or subject. It will be helpful to in searching a query over the website.

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    Actually, it might be against proper Google Guidelines to specifically gear your site towards seach-engines, specially if you're showing different information to the search engine than to the user.


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