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This question is bugging me from last few days..

I have seen many sites have 'TAGS' or 'INCOMING SEARCH ITEMS' and they have big list of keywords under it.

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One of my blog was recently de-indexed may be because i had used long titles.

Can some one tell me if its okay to use such keywords in the beginning of post ?

Is it allowed by Google search engine guidelines? is there any chance that the blog will get de indexd or penalized ?

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One of my blog was recently de-indexed may be because i had used long titles.

That's probably not the reason you were de-indexed. Long titles by themselves are not something to remove pages from the index for. I am sure there were other, heavier weighted, issues that caused your problems. Low quality content is the first thing that comes to mind.

Can some one tell me if its okay to use such keywords in the beginning of post ? Is it allowed by Google search engine guidelines? is there any chance that the blog will get de indexd or penalized ?

Tags are fine to use when used properly. Generally speaking, an article or blog post will have a handful of tags that apply to it. Those tags will link to a main tag page that lists other articles that also use that tag.

If you have a dozen or more tags for each article then you might be using tags incorrectly or need to break your content down into smaller pieces. If your tags do not link to a main tag page, or do not link to anywhere at all, then they are being used incorrectly and may be problematic. Especially if they aren't links at all. That just becomes keyword stuffing which is a no-no.

Common practice says that tags belong at the end of an article or blog post. Unless you have a really good reason to put them somewhere else I would stick to that convention.

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Low quality content was not the reason because i had written 80% of content on my own and most of the content was one 1st page of google because it was unique.Its not de indexed but either penalized or sand boxed.because links are still indexed. stackexchange expert told me that it was because of the over monetization,Intersistrial ads and pop under ads..i am not sure how pop ups affect google search rankings.. –  Sangram Sep 1 '11 at 19:34
    
In above mentioned Snap shot, these are not hype linked tags but just keywords kept together to get higher ranking in the search engine..I had used "incoming serch items" like [gvishnu.com/google-gravity-trick-i%E2%80%99m-feeling on my another blog and it was de indexed completely.. i am confused.is it allowed or not ? –  Sangram Sep 1 '11 at 19:40
    
I agree with Jon - it's not the "what" that you're doing wrong - it's the "how". You're simply over 'optimizing' in your efforts. If your core-content isn't strong enough to stand on it's own for ranking, then piling on related search terms and tags is not going to solve your problem. –  Mike Hudson Sep 1 '11 at 22:57

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