Blog keyword vs blog tag

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As a blogger, virtually all bloggers are familiar with blog keyword whether we understand what it means and how to use it or not, but we all make use of it. The question I asked myself before this post was’ why was it that all bloggers were perplexed and couldn’t helped when Google decided to swap from Google keyword tool to  Keyword planner (Still keyword) but in a more unique way (I think from Google’s end).

And so also is blog tag, all bloggers know what these means but am not going to assume this, we are going to discuss this explicitly but before that, I wonder why we all love using tags in our blog, though I have not really started using this often in my new blog which was just moved to wordpress platform but I was amazed when I saw a great blogger “BABANATURE” to be precise to have laid emphasize on this on one of his comment in one of my blog post and this prompts me to read and wanted to know more about these two terms which I believed these post will as well be of more benefit to our blog by knowing what blog keyword and blog tags are and how to effectively make use of them.

                                                     What is keyword?

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The word keyword simple means a word or phrase that is best suit to define a subject/word or means of defining a subject in a single concept. For instance; when you type certain term into search engine for a lists of results, that same word is called keyword. Keyword could be long (longtail), inform of a statement and at the same time it can a single word (Shorttail).

Without much ado, you keyword is that certain phrase or word you want to rank higher over others in search engine. From my research about what  people are seriously searching for is when Google update will be out, and definitely everybody is entitled to ranked high for that keyword depending on how the keyword is been implemented.

Keyword does not just exist but it’s used by search engine like Google to rank a site or blog for a certain keyword targeting in the post or for a certain use of language or term. For a site to ranked high in search engine, understanding how to make use of keyword in reasonable way must be fully understood. Though some don’t really make use of keyword but as a blogger this is not encouraged due to the level of the competition we found ourselves in blog-o-sphere.

There are many benefit associated with blog keyword, some of which are:

 1. It helps to rank site or blog high on search engines.

2. It brings about increments in blog or site organic traffic

3. Right keyword increases your site or blog visibility on search engine.

                                               What is blog tag?

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Tag is simple a phrase that describe some of what is contained in your blog post. Some called it “HINT”, it’s; it hints blog visitors what they are likely to find in your blog post. And do note that blog tag are not just there for decorating purpose, they are as well indexed by search engine and  they can be as well ranked.

Some of the benefits of blog tag are:

1. The can be ranked in search engine.

2. Blog tag increase the importance of blog post in search engine.

BLOG TAG = BLOG KEYWORD, YES/NO?

I see this question as a strict question, some we have to say yes why some we dispute that fact but one single thing I know about writing a blog post is that, for a blogger that blogs to help, and arrest the interest of his/her reader, some certain research needs to be carried out on what is to be written and on the keyword to be used. As per this post, am writing on blog tag vs blog keyword, there is tendency that I may be rank for tag, blogger tag, wordpress tag, keyword, category vs tag, category vs keyword, keyword and tag etc. as my post tag and all these are indeed readable/indexed by search engine which will definitely bring some juice to that post from search engines.

Conclusion: Understanding what blog keyword and blog tags are and how to use them while publishing our blog post will bring addition juice to our blog from most search engine like Google, Yahoo, Bing etc.

About Adesanmi Adedotun

Adesanmi Adedotun is a part-time blogger who lives in Nigeria and Nigerian by birth, a chronic Mathematician as a profession. Am a typical fan of 9ice (Adigun Alapomeji) when it comes to Nigerian traditional singers. You can add me on Facebook . You can follow my UPDATE on Facebook | Twitter and on Google plus

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  1. Hi Adesanmi,
    Thanks for giving me such a guidance about blog tag, although I have an idea about it but not enough that I gain after reading this post. Now I am able that how we should give tag to our blog posts. Thanks for sharing it.
    Muhammad saleem recently posted…My Profile

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  2. Blog keyword & blog tag, Both are the important part of SEO, Both are helpful in various ways. Blog keyword present their value on different places & Blog tag also.

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  3. Great post i really enjoyed reading through this article and its also important to know what keyword and tags are and how to make proper use of them but after reading this article everything now seems more clear to me
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  4. Hi mate !
    This is a nice article that explains keywords and tags . We should always choose the right keywords for our blog as it can improve the search engine traffic . Thanks for sharing the information
    Pramod recently posted…My Profile

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    • Hi Pramod,

      I hardly use blog tag right from day one but immediately I understood it effectiveness on blog SEO, I have taken my time to edit all my blog post to make sure I effect the use of tag.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this post and explaining how to use keywords and tags to better improve our SEO. Everything that we learn that can help us improve our rankings is definitely useful.

    Thanks for taking the time to share the information.
    Susan Velez recently posted…My Profile

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  6. Hey great article, Adesanmi, thanks for sharing!
    Alvin Chadwick recently posted…My Profile

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  7. This is really good info to take in.. thanks for sharing it.

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  8. Hi Adesanmi,
    Very informative article to differentiate between keywords and tags. But one thing I would like to know that how many tags can be used in a specific post? Thanks for sharing this great article.

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    • Hi Arindam,

      Thanks for this question Arindam, blog tag is not like blog keyword which bloggers must not over use to avoid been considered as spam by search engine. You can use as many as possible tag depending on your post content and topic but its often advisable to use limited number of tag that can easily describe your post but not to as well over use like blog keyword and I don’t think there is a specific number of keyword a blogger can use on a post.

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  9. Hi Adesanmi ,

    Thanks for sharing your opinion. I think keyword and tags are little different and both have their own importance.

    Keywords are mostly that defines what content is there in your article. Tags defines what sub content or topics you have in your article content.
    Shorya recently posted…My Profile

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  10. Awesome Article Adesanmi, I wanted to know more about tags and this post helped me a lot.
    Siraj Wahid recently posted…My Profile

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  11. Previously, all i do was just add tags (as a tradition) to my blog posts without knowing it’s significance. Keywords and tags are both essential for seo.
    oh one more thing. Tags helps in getting backlinks from technorati, i claimed my blog and i’ve been getting bunch of visits from there.
    Gilbert Samuel recently posted…My Profile

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  12. Hi, Adesanmi,
    Wonderful Post Indeed. :)
    Blog tags and keywords are equally important. Both can raise our rank in search engine high. I believe keyword and tags are equal.
    You have given total explanation of tags and keyword. That’s great.
    thank you for sharing nice things. :)
    Kumar Chandan recently posted…My Profile

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    • Hi Kumar,

      I used to think that way before I knew what keyword and tag was and don’t really value tag nor make use of it but when I got to know more about it that they were not the same, I have to edit all my blog post to add tag for effective SEO.

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  13. very awesome post indeed. you explained every point clearly. No doubt tags and keywords are most important for any post. we can increase our blog visibility in search engine. Thanks dear for sharing such type of post.
    Rana Irfan recently posted…My Profile

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  14. These both are the essential for a blog SEO. You describe in a very simple manner that a newbie will easily understand it.Thanks for such nice Article.
    Gautam recently posted…My Profile

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  15. such a great post and nice topic to read bookmarked blog/..
    Prince Ramgarhia recently posted…My Profile

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