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Posts not showing up in explore under the tags

  1. Hi, I have noticed recently (for perhaps the last couple or few posts), I cannot find my posts in the explore under the different tags that I tagged them with.

    I have checked the regulations, and it does seem that I have violated any of them. I keep the tags under 15, and with relevancy, I source any links I obtain my photos and/or videos from, and I do not post anything inappropriate or offensive. It would be greatly appreciated if I could get some help on this as soon as possible, thank you!

    The blog I need help with is inkandserendipity.wordpress.com.

  2. Hi there,
    All reasons for non-appearance of posts on Topics pages can be found here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/topics/#missing-posts

    As you have assigned a combined total that exceeds 15 Categories/Tags to your posts, you need to edit and delete. http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/edit-posts-screen/ After removal of the excess categories and/or tags note it may take several days for your posts to begin displaying there.

    You are inadvertently spamdexing AKA tag spamming. And, you ought to be more concerned about your posts not appearing and being well ranked on Google and Bing SERPS (search results pages) than not appearing on the WordPress.com Topics pages because it's search engines that send a significant flow of traffic to blogs and they can choose to bury your content where the sun don't shine for tag spamming.

    The rule of thumb is to assign the least, not the most, combined number of only relevant categories and tags that accurately describe the post content.

    For tips on tagging see > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2013/03/15/quick-blog-post-tagging-tips/

  3. Ohhh, I misread it as a total of 15 tags PER post. That makes so much more sense now, thank you!

  4. It's a combined total of both categories and tags that cannot exceed 15. You're welcome.

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