Why do you use tags?

Tags are extra keywords for the search machines. So, they know what a picture is about.

But why and how to use tags on posts?

It is not mandatory to use tags on your post, some even advise against it. It is your own choice whether you want to use them, but if you do use them, do it well.


You can give your post a few tags. Extra keywords. The average amount can vary between the 3 and 10 tags.

That way you give search engines a little more information about your post. And this can be properly assessed.

But a tag does much more. It is also a sort of categorization system.

With this training I want to show you how that works.



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JKulk1 Premium
I just learned something.new. I had worked out thst tags were a form of keywords, but it never dawned on me they could be used to link the posts within a category. Looks like I have a bit of homework to do. Thanks Loes
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Loes Premium
After 5 years and 279 posts, I learned this too, I have also homework to do😒
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Tirolith Premium
Thanks, Loes.
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Loes Premium
You're welcome Tom:)
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klchang Premium
Thanks for the lesson, Loes.
Learn something new today.
All the best to you.
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Loes Premium
Great to hear😁
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Sebastian089 Premium
Thank you for sharing!! It is very helpful!
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Loes Premium
You're very welcome 👍
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Sebastian089 Premium
I am in the make money online niche and I use often +30 keyword in Add tags. This is wrong? as you mentioned 3 as 10 tags!
cheers!
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Loes Premium
That's almost the whole post ;) When I search for this on Google, they often recommend 3-7, with 10 I am aiming to the high side already.

When you add tags, you do not add single words, but more like phrases. The same phrases you would use when you are searching for something on Google.

So make your phrases count.

When I would search this post on Google, I would ask e.g.

How to use tags on posts effective
Simple explanation about Wordpress tags

That's what people type into the search bar.

Take a look at your post and think about what people would ask Google if they were searching for your information.
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Sebastian089 Premium
Got it! I have to reduce them!
Thank you for your time!
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Loes Premium
Use jaaxy for the best phrases
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ChrisP3 Premium
Thanks for this. I never really new what tags were for. I do now. Chris
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Loes Premium
My pleasure sharing Chris 👍
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