Hey! Should I use WordPress tags for SEO?
Hello! Tags in WordPress are also important to your SEO. If you do it right, well-managed taxonomy like tags will boost your SEO rankings.
But you have to keep in mind that tags can be harmful to your SEO.
When it comes to SEO, WordPress is the best CMS out there. Once installed, WordPress comes with built-in SEO features to work with search engines.
These predefined functions allow all search engines to index posts, pages, categories and tags on your site and store the information in its database.
However, some glitches in the use of tags will damage this indexing process.
First, sometimes people create a similar name for the category and tag. This will create two identical category and tag pages. If you have Recipes as both a tag and a category, search engines can get confused as to which one should rank first.
A similar duplication problem can arise for single or plural nouns that you use as tags. Recipes or Recipe are similar. You need to pick one and use it consistently as a tag.
What’s more, tag pages don’t have unique content on their own. They only have post excerpts, while unique content is written on separate posts pages. This is why search engines prefer to crawl various post pages rather than page tags.
Keep in mind that WordPress automatically creates a tag page after you set a new tag. In the next section, you will learn how to use tagged pages to facilitate user navigation without harming your SEO.
Looking to improve your SEO rankings even more? Then take care of the very first thing – safety. Since even the most popular internet browser, Google Chrome, shows your site visitors a notice about your site’s security, make sure you have already done so.
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