Do Tag Clouds Help Or Hinder SEO?

Do Tag Clouds Help Or Hinder SEO?
Do tag clouds help or hinder SEO? (or do they have no effect)?

sppro, New York
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27 thoughts on “Do Tag Clouds Help Or Hinder SEO?”

  1. Good One Matt that’s right if you are placing number of Keyword stuffing with Tag cloud’s it might be harmful for your website.

    Imran Khan

  2. @MrGr00vy Here is the Blog of Mattcutt you can check it out mattcutts com / blog

    put . after mattcutts then / then remove space

  3. thanks I was just wondering to use them or not – and this totally made me decide they are stupid. You are best to link your site as Mat said in ways you control where you want the flow to go to instead of just mirroring what is already there on the page.

  4. Matt, by saying don’t use tag clouds as they evaporate your pagerank, you are basically advising pagerank sculpt???

  5. This video was very helpful and helped me opt against tag clouding, and introduced me to the term “kewyord stuffing” … However, it does seem like You guys at Google like to change ranking methods once people figure out the SEO. For example, why can’t I get a straigt answer on the max amount of tags a youtube vid can have?

  6. Tag Clouds = Style over Substance.

    Of course there’s a penalty. I personally never liked them. Especially the JavaScript or flash ones. Stupid trend that appears to be over anyway.

  7. Great info! But just to be clear. Is it better to group multiple posts under a single tag, effectively getting the same results as using a subcategory, or is it better to give every post a specific tag? I noticed that specific tags are getting me noticed better in Google, but of course I don’t want to get penalized for using to many of them 🙂

  8. Tag clouds can be very risky. Instead of using one, you’d be better off using the space for other more important things like social sharing buttons, featured content, post by categories, etc…

  9. Tag clouds were a sort of novelty at one time, but they are something I wouldn’t use. Given the small amount of space on many blog pages, I think the space could be better used for something else.

  10. thanks for the info. I was thinking of using Tag Clouds but after watch the video, I will stick with categories on my blog.

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