Is there any benefit to adding tags for words used in post?

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    greyrocket
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    Hi
    Is there any benefit to adding tags for words and phrases already used in the post text?
    I would have thought that they were not used as the search engine would find them in the post text.
    Any help appreciated.
    Jeff

    The blog I need help with is rocketroseart.com.

    #1238991

    justpi
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    You are right: tagging was greatly abused, so search engines nowadays pay attention to your content rather than your tags. Here’s Matt Cutts of Google:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A96yDPqa2rs

    The only minor benefit is that when you tag a post, it will appear in the respective wordpress.com “Topic” page. But post categories work the same way.

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