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  1. kerrymurrayphotography
    Member

    Hello!

    I have an SEO related question, I have searched through the forums but not yet found a similar question, but please forgive me if this has been asked before and I missed it.

    I know that tagging posts is good for SEO and Google searches etc, I tag all my posts and my blog ranks well for those particular search terms as a result. Happy days! What I would like to know, however, is if it's possible to do the same with pages, not just posts. I would like to create a few pages on my blog with info aimed at a specific target market and "tag" the page so it shows in Google and people can find it by using the relevant search terms... is this possible? Does my question make any sense?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    The blog I need help with is piteiraphotography.com.

  2. What I would like to know, however, is if it's possible to do the same with pages, not just posts.

    It's not possible to tag pages. A WordPress blog can either be structured as a page based website or its conventional post based structure can be retained. That’s why understanding the differences between posts and pages, comprehending the SEO implications of creating a page based structure, and knowing how to use custom menus are key to decision making when selecting a theme, and setting up your WordPress.com blog. Read the full post here > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/05/12/better-blogging-at-wordpress-com-pages-and-posts/

    Also note that Google's Panda algorithm for detecting duplicate content and the other algorithms detect whether or not keyword categories and tags we assign to posts are supported by the text. Theoretically assigning relevent Tags/Categories to posts helps potential readers locate relevant content in search results, and increases the odds your content will be found by new readers.
    But these days search engines pay more attention to your keywords in your content than they do to your keywords in Tags/Categories. Read the full post and watch the Mat Cutts video here http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/03/01/revisiting-keywords-and-tags/

  3. kerrymurrayphotography
    Member

    Hi thistimethisspace (not timethief anymore?)

    Thanks for the feedback, I didn't realise that keywords in content was as important as tags and categories... good to know, and thanks for the links, I will check them out.

  4. I'm the same person but have two usernames. :) You're welcome and best wishes.

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