Most of us starting out in blogging have heard that “tagging” is where it’s at as far as SEO goes. I’ve even gone a bit too far in the amount of tags–with a chunk of keywords and phrases just as long as my blog post. But according to Matt Cutts, webspam authority from Google, there’s no need to religiously type in each and every word you think does and could relate to your post. According to him, using your categories section is plenty.
Watch the video below to see exactly what he says:
Although hearing what he has to say relieves my tagging-tired fingers, I’m still of the mindset that a little bit doesn’t hinder your SEO. In fact, other bloggers suggest typing common keywords and phrases that people typically use when searching online (obviously, as long as they’re completely relevant to your post’s topic at hand), as well as writing out usual misspellings of any pertinent words in your post….both of which would help draw visitors your way.
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