Every time you write a tutorial or a movie review or a funny story or a serious issue, you want your post to be read. And you want your post to be higher in search engine results. So you use links, good content, pictures, references, and tags.
The Tags. If you don’t know what a Tag is and why people use it, see this entry in WordPress.com Support. (Honestly speaking, if you read all the support section on WordPress.com, you don’t need to read rest of this post)
A tag helps indexing your post in search databases and WordPress uses tags to keep track of things/topics in the(ir) Blog World. The tags on WP are similar to “labels” on Blogger.com.
So whenever one thinks he/she has written a good post, he/she tries to insert as many tags as possible. And believe me, that’s not a good idea. Not in the terms of SEO on WP. (SEO= Search Engine Optimization)
Why using lots of tags is not a good idea? Read this.
The Global Tag Listings at WordPress.com aggregate all published posts attached to any particular tag or category.
If you want your post or blog to be listed in Global List, which is one of the best way to get readers, you have to use tags and categories efficiently.
=> Use specific tags. Keep them limited but as relative as possible.
=> Create and use categories. Using them keeps your blog organized.
=> Stop misusing tags. If you try using a famous tag on a post on totally different topic, that may produce unwanted results. Most probably, your post will be blacklisted or marked or flagged or something like that for misuse of tags.
Anyway, its your choice. Some bloggers are never interested in SEO or page rank or reader count. If you are one of them, then don’t bother and do whatever you like with your blog. 🙂
There is no harm in using lots of tags. No one is going to punish you for using your own blog in your own way 😀 😀