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Be Lazy With Your Tags (and other SEO stuff)

I never really mess with tags on my posts. I gave up with SEO a long time ago (around the time I got slapped with a PR0), and haven’t really bothered with it since. Well, it’s time for a change. I’ve decided that there might just be something to that whole ‘organic traffic’ thing, so I’ve decided to atone for my SEO sins and try to get this site indexed on Google again. I’ve already gone through and made some changes to my linkbacks, so this site is now 100% compliant with Google’s standards (as far as I can tell). I followed Collin’s instructions on how to get your pagerank back, including sending an email to Google letting them know that I’ve recognized the error of my ways, and humbly requesting a reconsideration. I’m expecting a nice juicy PR update any day now.

That just leaves one thing that I’ve been neglecting - tags. I haven’t added tags to a post in months. I certainly didn’t want to go back through all 240 of my posts, as that would take forever. Luckily for me, someone on Wickedfire solved my problem for me: Tagaroo.

Slow, yet awesome

Tagaroo is a nice little plugin that actively scans your posts and suggests tags. Using it, it only took me about an hour or two to go back through all of my posts and get everything updated. It’s not the most accurate thing in the world, but it does pick up on common themes in your posts, so it saves you at least a little effort.

The only downside that I can see with this plugin is that it will sloooooow your interface down. I’m not sure if it’s because of some coding issue, or that Firefox sometimes leaks memory like a sieve. In any case, it wasn’t a big enough problem that I had to stop using it. I’d recommend giving it a try.

Tags + PR = Traffic?

I’ve got good tags, a decent sitemap, and lots of content. Now all I need is for Google to un-banish me from PR0 hell, and hopefully I’ll be able to attract a little more attention. I’d really like to start ranking for terms like “SEO podcast”, “affiliate marketing podcast”, “blogging podcast”, and stuff like that. Here’s hoping.

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4 Responses to “Be Lazy With Your Tags (and other SEO stuff)”

  1. Rajaie AlKorani Says:

    Don’t you mean Categories? Anyway, good luck getting a “nice juicy PR update” ;-)

  2. Aztek Says:

    Don’t worry about your PR,as long as you’re indexed you’re set. SEO = links.

  3. Matt Says:

    It’s funny how most of your post ideas come from WF threads.

  4. Will Says:

    “so this site is now 100% compliant with Google’s standards (as far as I can tell)”

    Well, not putting nofollow tags on the paid links could have been the cause of the PR 0 to begin with, but there’s no way to know.

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