I am just wondering what everyone else's experiences has been with adding tags for posts?
This is one of the good examples of those contradicting bits of advice I was given when I first started working online.
I starting writing my first blog post, knowing nothing about online marketing and saw the option for tags. I called the web developer that made my first website and asked what tags were all about and he said not to worry about them because they did nothing.
For 2 years I never touched tags. Then I joined an online marketing training platform and one of the training modules mentioned using tags and they said how it can help with SEO. I was told to always add my main keyword as the tag.
I went back through all my content, on 3 websites and added tags.
Guess what happened?
1. My bounce rate lowered, my readers were using tags to move around my website, a very marked difference
2. Some of my posts ranked higher for the tag then for the actual post!
So remember to ask more than one person for advice, I recommend asking right here where you can get a number of different people working in the field of online marketing.
I also recommend that you try it out for yourself and see how things work for you.