Re: For all bloggers out there: Lets talk about #tags
I think with anything in this business (or any online marketing really) that webmasters tend to overdo things. Way back when, the keyword tag was the way to get traffic and sites would put 100s of words in their keyword tag. Someone at sometime said tags were a great way to get traffic so webmasters started putting 20 tags at the bottom of their post. And of course what always happens with search engines is that there’s a correction. So if you have: long cocks, big cocks, huge cocks, humongous cocks, etc., and repeat them all with “dicks,” then it really begins to mean nothing to anyone, including search engines.
I went through my tags a few months back and really cleaned them up.
Any tag with 1 post got dumped. Niether google or your surfers are going to be thrilled to find one post under a tag. If you have 1 post in each of 8 different tags that are variations on “big dick,” you’d get better coverage by merging all 8 tags into one.
Lots of tags (mostly due to errors when posting) had 0 posts, they were deleted. You should check for those, you probably have lots of them that happened accidentally and you didn’t even notice.
I had lots of dupes like grey-haired men and men with grey hair, so I merged all those. hairy men, hairy dudes, hairy guys, furry men, hairy jocks., etc there’s no point in Huffingtonizing yours tags like that.
I use tags for porn stars I know I’m going to write about regularly. But often leave others out, for instance, I can’t stand Topher DiMaggio, so he only ever gets covered if he’s in a scene with someone I really like. And I don’t even do a tag for him. If a guy is new, I often don’t do a tag until I’ve blogged about him a couple of times.
I think the purpose of tags is to help your readers find more of the same and if you approach it as such, you should be good. I don’t limit myself to a certain number of tags per post; if there are 6 men in a gang bang, two of them have uncut cocks, and 3 of them are eating cum, then the 6 porn stars get tagged as does uncut cocks and cum eating. But, by and large, I try and keep the number of tags to a minimum and not overdo them.
Also, if you already have a “hairy men” category, you don’t need a “hairy man” tag, it’s redundant.