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My advice regarding WordPress tags and WordPress categories is only add them if it adds something to the site.

On this site for example I could have tags/categories (SEO wise not a lot of difference between a tag and a category) for:

Stallion, WordPress, SEO, Search Engine, WordPress Themes, WordPress SEO and so on….

But, if I don’t have enough content to add posts into these tags and categories in a way that results in relatively unique webpages they won’t help a sites SEO. Basically if I created those 6 tags/categories I listed above and added this post to them all and had this sort of setup through the site, the tags/categories wouldn’t be relatively unique (they’d be duplicates of one another).

I see this sort of setup a lot and it’s not good WordPress SEO. Would I be correct in assuming this is what your problem is?

The best SEO solution is to delete all the unnecessary tags and categories and 301 redirect the deleted pages to a relevant tag, category or home page. For the 6 examples above I might keep WordPress SEO and delete the rest and redirect them to the WordPress SEO tag/category.

You could also use the Stallion plugin to redirect link benefit from all tags to the home page if you wanted to get rid of them all, long term I’d delete them and 301 redirect them to the most relevant page.

As a side note, having one keyword tags like SEO, WordPress is pretty much a waste of time and link benefit if you don’t own a high ranking site that can achieve one keyword SERPs. My categories tend to be two or more keywords, it’s unrealistic to expect a tag or a category to obtain a competitive single keyword SERP.

Link benefit is what’s passed to a page via a link. More links a page/site has more link benefit there is flowing though the site. Google measures link benefit publicly via PageRank, see SEO Tutorial – PageRank which explains what it is and how you can estimate how much link benefit a link will pass.

David

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