Wordpress tags still relevant?

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  1. mugatea

    mugatea UKBF Regular Free Member

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    About 10 years ago when I made my website using wordpress I would add tags to every post I wrote and would spam it with keywords like every noob does, just like I would do with meta keywords. I even had one of those tag clouds on my footer. Anyway, I havent used tags for years and when I did they were a bit spammy. So, do they still matter? Should I go back and 'clean up' my old post tags? I could noindex the tags if that helps? Or is it just not important enough?
     
    Posted: Feb 14, 2021 By: mugatea Member since: Apr 28, 2011
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  2. StephenSumner

    StephenSumner UKBF Regular Free Member

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    There good reasons why sometimes they are useful and that depends a little on how the site has been built. But if the tag pages serve no real purpose, you will have a bunch of extra pages and potentially dupe content that would be holding you back potentially. I generally tend to remove/avoid them unless there is a specific purpose for them.
     
    Posted: Feb 14, 2021 By: StephenSumner Member since: Oct 15, 2016
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  3. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! { Moderator }

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    Bin the tags. No point in even having them on the site.
     
    Posted: Feb 14, 2021 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  4. InternetMarketingPlatinum

    InternetMarketingPlatinum UKBF Ace Free Member

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    What are those "specific purposes" you've found? Because I've found no modern use for them.
     
    Posted: Feb 25, 2021 By: InternetMarketingPlatinum Member since: Jul 21, 2009
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  5. Darren_Ssc

    Darren_Ssc UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Tags can be useful for organizing content. if you have a lot of it, like sub-categories. They can become a mess though and need careful management regarding indexing for seo purposes.
     
    Posted: Feb 26, 2021 By: Darren_Ssc Member since: Mar 1, 2019
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  6. StephenSumner

    StephenSumner UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Why was my post deleted please Mods?
     
    Posted: Mar 31, 2021 By: StephenSumner Member since: Oct 15, 2016
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  7. Darren_Ssc

    Darren_Ssc UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Me too.
     
    Posted: Mar 31, 2021 By: Darren_Ssc Member since: Mar 1, 2019
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  8. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! { Moderator }

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    Because the post you quoted has been deleted.
     
    Posted: Mar 31, 2021 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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