I am wondering which blog post tagging strategy is recommendable regarding the tag pages which are auto-generated by most blog systems such as WordPress or Ghost: Using long-tail vs. short-tail keywords?
- mac vpn software -> example.com/tag/mac-vpn-software
- mac firewall software -> example.com/tag/mac-firewall-software
- mac -> example.com/tag/mac
- vpn -> example.com/tag/vpn
- firewall -> example.com/tag/firewall
- software -> example.com/tag/software
My assumption would be that long-tail keywords for blog post tagging would be better:
- Better chance to rank on SERPs for these keywords via auto-generated tag pages
- Much more relevant traffic from auto-generated tag pages
However, most often I see that blog posts are tagged with short-tail keywords (blog / seo) vs. long-tail keywords (blog seo). Even when using short-tail keywords, would you even have a chance to rank for a relevant long-tail keyword such as "blog seo" rather than attracting very broad traffic via the terms "seo" and "blog".
I am not talking about optimizing and ranking the blog post itself but using the auto-generated tag pages from a blog to attract relevant SEO traffic.
What are your opinions or better experiences and facts about this? In general, can these auto-generated tag pages rank well in Google?