How many tags would you normally post with a response?

@jshekhar (1563)
February 10, 2009 1:16pm CST
Hello friends, I have been mylotting for over a week now and this question has come into my mind time and again, every time I start a discussion or make a response. How many tags do you normally associate for a particular response/discussion? Normally, I am happy with two or three tags at the most but I make sure all of them are relevant. Does anyone know whether it is good to submit more tags or not?
5 responses
@ank_47 (1963)
• India
16 Feb 09
i give 2,3,4 tags for each discussion and i think they are useful for us to search new topics in less time. u can immedietely get similar questions and can answer qucikly those questions. we should give 3,4 headings for tags.
@krajibg (11939)
• Guwahati, India
10 Feb 09
Well tags are though not a must thing but it really helps in tracking the topic. Personally speaking I use 2 to 3 or sometime 3 and still some time I do not use any, particularly while responding to any topic. I simply opt for the 'skip' tab. If you can afford you should attach tags.
@trickiwoo (2702)
• United States
10 Feb 09
I don't really think about using a certain number of tags when tagging discussions. I instead try to focus on what tags would be helpful to other users. I put myself in the position of someone searching for this specific discussion, and I think, "What words would I search for if I were looking for this information?" Sometimes several words relate to the discussion, other times just a few. As for if it's "good", I think it depends on each individual discussion. I think it's better to have helpful tags of common words and phrases users might search for than to just have a lot of tags.
• United States
10 Feb 09
I personally put in as many as I can think of, it really makes it easier for other people to find topics of interest. I put in so many on one thread, I actually went over the max of 10. The more people that can find it, the more traffic you get. Your right of course, they need to be relevant
• United States
10 Feb 09
I'm not sure it has an effect on your ratings or earnings at all. I think the benefit is just so that anyone searching can get what they are looking for. The more tags you have the more chances you have coming up in searches and the more chances you have of having comments. I try to submit tags on all my posts and comments. It might be one or two and sometimes it is five or six. It just depends on the topic and how diverse the conversation is.