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Tags and reader postings

  1. I just found out that if I have more than 15 tags my post will not be seen in reader. If I edit my tags to less than that after the fact, will it post then? If so will it post on that date or the original post date? Thanks in advance for any clarity you can provide in this matter.

    JMC813

    The blog I need help with is jmc813.wordpress.com.

  2. Yes and yes are your answers.

  3. 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 spamming AKA tag spamming. You ought to be more concerned about Google and Bing than 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/

  4. Wow,

    Thank you for your detailed and quick response. I truly appreciate it. I am very new to this and while I have no intention of tag spamming, purposefully or by accident, I need to familiarize myself with the most effective ways to tag my content. I realized on a couple posts I was just over the limit and have edited down to the bare essentials, also noticing that some of the tags I provided are rather redundant. Thanks again for your speedy advice.

    JMC813

  5. You're welcome and best wishes with your blog.

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