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Wordpress Tag Pages
« on: May 10, 2012, 11:14:58 AM »
Not sure if this has been covered, but I have noticed recently that Wordpress tag pages have been getting a lot of Google's attention. I have several tag pages ranking high that were not to been seen prior to Penguin. Is this a ranking anomaly like the geocities and tripod crap, or could there be something more to it?

My first thought was that Google perhaps thinks tag pages are more "natural" by default. When I think about it, I would always highlight my primary keywords in the content with H tags, meta description, and in the title tag. Then, I would add longer tail keywords and LSI oriented tags, almost as an afterthought.

I can see Google thinking along the same lines...

Tag pages - by their very nature - also randomly change a lot. That could also enter into this.

Or, it could be just an anomaly.

Re: Wordpress Tag Pages
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 03:11:48 PM »
Anomaly, I think.

On one of our larger properties with tags pages (which we have nofollowed and noindexed), Google has indexed these right after Penguin rolled out, for some reason.

It's not WP, but it works on the same code construct.

I honestly can't make sense of it.

It's seriously like their search engine is falling to pieces.

-Chris