I was recently informed that I was a tag spammer and hurting my site more than helping it. I unfortunately took the advice of a friend that told me to make tags for anything and everything I could think of relating to my business. The result was about 120 tags for every post I created. I am learning day by day how to use wordpress (and I do love it) but I continually screw up things which inevitably doubles my work load. I've read about tags and categories somewhere on wordpress and I get the basic premise. But when I try to apply tags and categories to my own business I get confused on how to do it right. So, what I'm asking is for someone to point me in the general direction on how to create tags and categories tailored to my business. I'm not asking for a free ride, just a jump start. I am a San Diego based chiropractor that performs mobile rehab (intensive spine strengthening) programs for people with chronic lower back pain. That is the condensed version. So, for example, is "back pain relief" a good tag or too general? Also, is it the same as "relieve back pain" or would this also need to be included? I think I read that tags should only be 3 words max and that I should have no more than 10? What about categories? I find this very confusing. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
The blog I need help with is spinestrong.com.