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Tags. Are. Useless.

Posted on Sep 10 2008

There.

I said it!

Next, I shall explain why..

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11 Comments

  1. Don says:

    Well? What are you waiting for? Get to explaining! 😆

  2. EelKat says:

    I was just thinking the same thing!

  3. pyrmont says:

    C’mon mate, are we for real? Or is this an attempt at Link Bait.

  4. cchiovitti says:

    SearchMe spiders the tag pages and I was shocked to find just yesterday some recently crawled tag pages on…..GOOGLE. No kidding.

  5. Chad Timms says:

    Interested to see what you have to say about tags and why they are useless.

  6. Kandi Humpf says:

    I would love to know why you think tags are useless. They’ve always been difficult for me to write and the Google spider gets hung up on the html files that Blogger creates for labels.

  7. LOL I feel like you got us here under false pretences 😉

  8. Timewarp says:

    Thems some mighty big claims you be makin there, theres gotta be a hitch because Tags are far from useless, they’re essential for getting good exposure within squidoo even if google doesnt use them.

  9. gia says:

    Is there a sequel?

  10. Roo says:

    Well, we’ve waited a month now! The suspense is killing me!

    Tags maybe argued as of low value now search engines take the content into account much more than any metadate when indexing pages. But within squidoo there is still some good reasons to have tags, as they will help your lens get exposure on related lenses using the Discovery Tool.

  11. Tags are very helpful. One of my first lens is out there and I am sure it had a lot to do with the tags I entered. I am still learning and what I have paid more attention to lately is my statistics and what it says about tags. Thanks for this lens. Great job.

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