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Optimum use of Post Tags (4 posts)

  1. TodaysCreators
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I haven't been able to find precise info on exactly how Post Tags work.

    Is it desirable to use key words from within a Post - or, additional words - or, both?
    For example, in a post using the word aircraft, I would put aeroplanes and planes in the Post Tags list.

    Would it be preferrable to include the word aircraft from the post text?

    So, 4 questions re the optimum use of Post Tags

    1. Should I include key words from within a Post in the Post Tags list?
    2. Exactly how do Post Tags work?
    3. How do external Search Engines (e.g. Google) utilise these Tags?
    4. Does a search made within a WordPress blog (using its own internal search facility) search through only the Post Tags, or does it also search within the text of the Posts?

    Thanks in advance,
    David.

  2. Ravi
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    you can use keywords from the article text and also related keywords, synonyms, common mis spellings not found in the article text.

    you can use search everything plugin to decide what the wp internal search should do

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search-everything/

    by default, wp internal search uses article text.

    google and all search engines do consider tags.

    Tags can be placed as the page META keywords. They can also be used to show related posts automatically.

    you can use simple tags plugin to do this.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-tags/

  3. TodaysCreators
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

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    you can use keywords from the article text and also related keywords, synonyms, common mis spellings not found in the article text

    Yes, I realise that - but that is not quite the question I have asked.

    What I want to know is this:
    Do search engines (e.g. Google) just index by the tags only, or significant words within the post?
    Thus, should I include 'keywords' from the post as well as synonyms, etc.

    For example, in a post about art that, say, does not contain the word paintings I would include paintings in the Post Tags list.
    Should I also additionally include the word 'art'?

    As you can see I'm trying to get the optimum results within search engines.

    Thanks,
    David

  4. keirj
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Bit late, better late than never...

    I found this helpful:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Meta_Tags_in_WordPress

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