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(Entry was posted by Ruben Thomas on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Friday, September 13, 2013).

Is Tag Cloud good or bad for SEO?

I am  doing design wordpress sites, and We know Are Tag Cloud good or bad for wordpress website from SEO and Google point of view?

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  • Tim Capper: tags are for users, not for search engines. "noindex"
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  • LionLeaf, LLC: They've got value for users, but you can give your self a bit of a headache around duplicate content with a lot of tags, because you'll often have all the same posts appearing in the same order on different tag pages.  ; ;

    The example you've given above looks pretty spammy.  ;Each of those pages would end up being "optimised" for a very similar term, which opens you up to issues with Google Panda.

    Better to use the tags for users, but block them via robots.txt for search engines.
  • Tim Capper: Agreed .... tags are for users, not for search engines.

    "noindex"
  • Dimitri Prosvirin: +1 to first comment. Few tags per post is no problem, just keep it simple.
  • Justin Y: I agree but just to be safe I would convert the tags widget to default to nofollow links because they're for the user and then I would limit the tags from 3-5 tags per post max. Plus noindex like + mentioned, avoid the dupes in SERPs.
  • Ruben Thomas: thanks + ;+ ;+ ;+ ;

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