Why doesn’t my tag ever show up on the home page?

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  • #294866

    My posts have a variety of tags, but “hiking” is probably the one that I use most frequently. But it never shows up on the WordPress home page (despite the fact that there are plenty of posts that show up under that tag search). I see from the FAQ that it might take a while if I have a new blog, but I’ve been blogging on the subject for about three or four weeks now. Just too far down in the list of priorities?

    #294984

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Don’t know how long it takes. I don’t think the tag search is very accurate.

    I first started my blog a little less than a year ago, and it almost immediately showed up in the tags (I think “hiking” is a larger category/tag than my blog: Japanese recipes), and I’d have the “featured blog” in the tags connected with my blog. Then there were months of the “no-shower family” being the featured post in tag search for Japanese food. The post was 8 or more months old and older with no updates, and that blog in general was not even connected to Japanese food, cooking nor recipes except for 1 post!! Then there was a week of a porno blog associated with Japan that was the featured blog on the tag search. I kept marking it as mature, and I got emails acknowledging that the blog was “mature” and would be eliminated from the tag search, but for that week lots of other Japanese porno blogs kept showing up.

    On the other hand, over the year, I’ve gotten hits on my blog from tags. So, inaccurate or not, it still works.

    #295002

    mark
    Staff

    streamsandforests – you should be okay now. Let us know in Support if your posts do not now appear.

    1tess – I can’t explain the posts as the time has gone, but if an unsuitable blog is a Featured one then that information will help me. I can remove it from there but it’s a little more work than simply marking as Mature.
    Marking as Mature should cause a blog to disappear as the system updates which would be a few hours at most. But if it stays around please do let us know.

    #295003

    vivianpaige
    Member

    I’ve gotten hits on my blog from tags.

    I have never seen a hit in my dashboard from tags. What does it look like?

    #295005

    lizii
    Member

    It’s just a link; wordpress.com/tag

    #295006

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Nope. Never seen it.

    #295008

    lizii
    Member

    Tag sex. You’ll see it :P

    #295009

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Ha! I don’t think that would fit in on my blog.

    #295014

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Mark,
    Thank you for the information. As you say, time has gone by. Months passed. I just assumed tag searches are all random and automatic: outdated, porno, and all.

    The mature blogs got deleted quickly when I reported them, but the tag search (for Japanese Cooking) seemed to keep the mature blogs coming for a week or two. They got deleted when I marked them, but for a while those blogs kept being included. Time gone by. So thanks.

    The months old posts still show up.

    best regards,
    tess

    #295016

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    vivianpaige,
    I’ve never had tag sex (What would that be? naive me!),
    but the links are in my Referrers that say “wordpress.com/tag/agar-agar” or “wordpress.com/tag/what-ever-someone-is-looking-for” many times per day.

    #295033

    raincoaster
    Member

    I use that category all the time. That is just about the only one that has EVER given me a hit.

    #295050

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    agar-agar? or sex?

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