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  1. In the "reader," my posts are appearing with a tag different from the one I want. How do I change this?

    The blog I need help with is

  2. Can you give me a specific example? A specific post and what tag you see that you don't want it appearing under?

  3. I took a screen shot, but I don't think I can attach it here.

    With this post, it comes up in the reader under the tag postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, and I want it to say something else. I didn't choose that as a tag, so I'm not sure why it defaults to that

    Thanks for your help!

  4. So, here is the original post:

    And there is indeed a tag for "postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome" on there. Now, if you didn't place it there, I'm not sure how it got there. But if you delete it, the post will no longer show up for that tag search.

  5. I have it as a category, but not a tag. Hmmm! Do I have to delete is as a tag as well?

  6. May I offer some advice please? Never duplicate Tags and Categories because search engines view the two as being the same thing. Consequently, when you duplicate they interpret that as tag spamming AKA as spamdexing. More to the point is the fact that search spiders are flounced on key words and key word phrases in the body content within the natural flow of the text and not in categories and tags.

    Also note that the over emphasis on relying on traffic from the WordPress.COM Topics (Categories and tags) page I witness here on these support forums is not substantiated based on long term stats analysis. Beginner blogs here may get most for their traffic from them but successful blogs derive between 30 - 50% and even more of their traffic from search engines.

    These may be helpful:

  7. edit - flounced on key words should have been focused on key words

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