My blog dashboard is telling me that I have more than 2,000 tags now and I would like to know if I should start deleting some of these at some point – – and if I do delete them will the blog posts they are attached to disappear or anything like that?
I will really appreciate any information that anyone can give me on this topic and thanks in advance for whatever help you can give.
Tags are optional, so nothing happens to your posts if you delete a tag. (Even if you delete a category, again the posts don’t disappear: if a post has been filed under a single category, and you delete that category, the post is automatically reassigned to the category you’ve set as your default in Settings > Writing.)
You don’t have to delete tags. But they’re not very useful either. Tags were (and are) abused a lot, so search engines nowadays pay attention to your content rather than your tags. Here’s Google’s Matt Cutts on tags:
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