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    Thrive Promotional
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    I have noticed a number of websites are now featuring a list of ‘tags’ or ‘phrases’ (meta type keywords and phrases).

    These are often at the end of an article and I have spotted them appearing on home pages .. just random words listed (random placed that is, as they are obviously key adwords or mega style words)

    Apart from making basic changes and updates, I am not web tech savy .. is this new or is this the same as setting up key words ‘behind the scenes’ on a website?

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    Firefinch
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    What you are likely seeing is blogs rather than regular websites. Blogging platforms like WordPress allow authors to place their blogs into categories and tags related to their posts and usually these categories and tags are displayed at the bottom of the post. Here’s an example:

    seo-tags.jpg

    The above image shows the last part of the post. The seemingly random words in there are tags. And the word after “Filed Under” is the category the post was placed in (in this case “seo”). Is this like what you’re seeing?

    This is not to be confused with spamming keywords on a web page (although blog tags can be used for this as well, though that isn’t their purpose). Keyword stuffing is a black hat method of SEO that, when caught out, is likely to get your website penalized. Tags and categories are meant to relate to the blog post – many sites which aren’t even blogs just put random keywords in some part of the page to trick search engines into ranking them higher for those keywords. Here’s an example by Matt Cutts of Google:

    http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/avoid-keyword-stuffing/

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    Many thanks for response … facebook, twitter, optimisation, google adwords … there’s lot of stuff to learn if you are not it/web savvy … will look at the ‘blog’ and add to my check list to learn!

    Regards
    M

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    Firefinch
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    I know, it can certainly get confusing!

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    Burgo
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    Well if you young people are confused what about my generation ( before baby boomers)

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