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Jon Glaser

8 Days Ago

Question About Tags To Include- Again?

For Faa I was instructed that certain tags would not be necessary. Such as name and photography, art, etc..generic stuff.

But, that is only for FAA. If i want my stuff to index thru google, then wouldnt make sense to have those tags?

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Nikolyn McDonald

8 Days Ago

I thought the search engines were interested only in the description - so keywords would be irrelevant except for internal search purposes. I'm always interested in discussions on tags :)

 

Fred Hood

8 Days Ago

Photography is already in the artwork type (you have to select that during upload) and art is in the page name Fine Art America. I am not sure how Google indexes things, but I imagine it already reads this information.

 

Gill Billington

8 Days Ago

Google uses titles and descriptions. Tags are for the search on FAA

 

Abbie Shores

8 Days Ago

Google only uses descriptions and titles, as Gill says. Even on blogs, it's not worth using keywords now except for internal search... With WordPress searching body and title anyway

Concentrate on your descriptions.

 

Mike Savad

8 Days Ago

i always add it once for google, i can't rely on the site adding it, even though it does. i just wouldn't add things like -- cow photographs, chicken photographs etc

and though its believed that google ignores keywords, i know they look at keywords. they rely on anything they can use, they just don't weight it as importantly as descriptions and such. because google wants to index things, and it has to use whatever is on the page. the system uses keywords, then relies on you using them in a sentence to help define what they mean.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Nancy Merkle

8 Days Ago

I'm always curious about these things, so will be following this discussion.

 

Don Northup

8 Days Ago

FWIW,

Google has not used the keyword(s) metatag as a ranking factor since 2009 or so.



Keywords placed in titles and descriptions are another story.

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Joseph C Hinson

8 Days Ago

Google isn't the only search engine. What does Bing look at?

 

Joseph C Hinson

8 Days Ago

Also, if you upload to Flickr, tags are still very much a thing there

 

Don Northup

8 Days Ago

Google ignores them, as does Yahoo. Bing looks at them, but not as a ranking signal. Bing reads the META Keywords tag as a spam signal. If your site uses the tag, but the keywords contained within it do not appear in your document, your site will be penalized.

https://www.semrush.com/blog/the-myths-behind-meta-keywords/

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Joy McKenzie

7 Days Ago

Tags are a thing here too... but they are for the inner FAA search engine. To get your name in there, put it in the description, then GOOGLE will also pick it up.

On most of my images, after the description, I put "This is Blah Blah No. 1" by Joy McKenzie , of course replacing Blah Blah with the specific image title. I also do not use quotation marks.

 

Deborah League

7 Days Ago

Helpful information, thanks.

 

Yuri Tomashevi

6 Days Ago

Joy,

You said "I also do not use quotation marks". Quotation marks narrow a search on Google. Why you are not using them?

 

Bradford Martin

6 Days Ago

It is already tagged photography. Leave out things that are already tagged by FAA. It is not going to help and could even hurt by being redundant. Tags are mostly for FAA, so follow their guidelines. Anything added that is already a tag in another field is redundant and probably ignore by all the search engines. Other than that it may help to have them in the tags. SO no to name and words like "photography" or even "art print." Yes to adding the location and/or subject in the title, description, and tags if it is relevant. Basically the title and description is what Google is going to use to index you image, but don't worry it knows "art print" and "photography" or "painting" as well from what FAA puts in the other boxes and other places on the page.

 

Jon Glaser

6 Days Ago

thanks for answering the question all the people of FAA. So Smart! I guess "moving forward" i will follow the recommendations. Of course, the past is the past and your cant change it...especially when its over 1000 images. And, I should of asked the question earlier.

I still make sales in spite of this error though. Which is good, so I guess its not the worst thing in the world


Joy,,thats a great idea. I like that at the end of the description.



 

Abbie Shores

6 Days Ago

I can remove or add things, if they fit all the images, Jon... Keywords only

 

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