by BIBI15
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hello there,

every time i create posts, i also add some tags to my article. this time i have created same tag name as my article title, and now when i search for this keyword in the google my article in on the 5th position and mysite.com/tag/gsbsj this url in on the 4th.

I don't know what to do...

help..
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  • Profile picture of the author konradbraun
    Originally Posted by BIBI15 View Post

    hello there,

    every time i create posts, i also add some tags to my article. this time i have created same tag name as my article title, and now when i search for this keyword in the google my article in on the 5th position and mysite.com/tag/gsbsj this url in on the 4th.

    I don't know what to do...

    help..
    Simple, do you use a site-map plugin?

    If so, you can select it to not show tag pages in there.

    Secondly, how long is the tag name? The idea of a tag is to connect many pages over time that cover similar topics. In other words, you want to keep your tags short and broad. No point in using tags you will only ever use on one post.
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  • Profile picture of the author BIBI15
    yes i am using site-map..
    is it good to hide tags for search engines??

    in this case my tag is 5 words long..
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by BIBI15 View Post

    hello there,

    every time i create posts, i also add some tags to my article. this time i have created same tag name as my article title, and now when i search for this keyword in the google my article in on the 5th position and mysite.com/tag/gsbsj this url in on the 4th.

    I don't know what to do...

    help..

    So stop using tags, it's duplicate content & you're obviously not using canonical tags in the HTML <head>.
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  • You can actually disable google from indexing your TAGS through wordpress...
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  • Profile picture of the author BIBI15
    i have deleted the tag in wordpress and now with google webmaster tools i temporarily removed url from search..

    also i have changed title of article using all in one seo plugin, how long does it take google to see those changes?
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  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    Originally Posted by BIBI15 View Post

    this time i have created same tag name as my article title,
    Why on earth would you do that? Duplicate content is the only thing you'd get.

    I wouldn't even use tags on WordPress because categories are much better, but they're supposed to tie related articles together.
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    • Profile picture of the author BIBI15
      Originally Posted by nettiapina View Post

      Why on earth would you do that? Duplicate content is the only thing you'd get.

      I wouldn't even use tags on WordPress because categories are much better, but they're supposed to tie related articles together.
      if i check this option - (Use noindex for Tag Archives) can i get rid of those indexed tags??
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      • Profile picture of the author konradbraun
        Originally Posted by BIBI15 View Post

        if i check this option - (Use noindex for Tag Archives) can i get rid of those indexed tags??
        That is the idea.

        As I said before (and someone else confirmed), tags are there to connect similar pages. That's it. If you try stuffing keywords in there, you're better off NOT using them. Period!
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  • Profile picture of the author webdevpro
    Yes, as @konradbraun said tags are used for grouping similar or related topics. Keep the length to 1 or 2 words. Also if you worry about, stop using them or exclude them from indexing in your sitemap.
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  • Profile picture of the author BIBI15
    thanks guy for helping me.

    one last question: what about categories and archive? is it better to make those pages noindex?
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    • Profile picture of the author konradbraun
      Originally Posted by BIBI15 View Post

      thanks guy for helping me.

      one last question: what about categories and archive? is it better to make those pages noindex?
      Yes, better off that way. They will still get crawled by the search engines, but won't show up in search results on Google - which is a good thing. It helps give your search engine traffic a better user experience... and in this day and age, that is what it's all about.

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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by BIBI15 View Post

      one last question: what about categories and archive? is it better to make those pages noindex?
      Depends on the situation. I've built sites that treat category pages like any other content and rely on them to be indexed. If it's an average blog style site it's probably ok to leave them as noindex.

      In my opinion date and author archives are not useful by default.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheDevloper
    Categories is so important especially in wordpress , yes it helps.
    in indexing your pages
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