Is there a point to the submitting tags to discussions and responses?

United States
April 13, 2007 10:43pm CST
If there's an option to skip it, it leads me to believe it's of very little significance to take the time and tag your discussion. I mean, it's already in a particular subject heading/interest, so what's the point of the tags? Do you earn more per post if you tag each one?
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@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I'm not positive but I don't think you earn anything from tagging. The only point I can see is maybe when someome does a keyword search it will bring more people to your discussion if it has those words in it. I have to admit I don't always tag either, I get pretty lazy about it. If I knew they paid I would do it for sure. But since I don't know, I dont have tons of motivation to do it. I do try and do it with my discussions though. Usually I skip doing it on the responses.
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• United States
14 Apr 07
That's a good question/point, in terms of if there's an increase in earnings if you decide to tag your discussions. I'm guessing that there isn't a direct increase in your earnings, but as a couple people pointed out below, I bet the tags do, or can drive more traffic to your discussions which may elicit more responses; thus, increasing your earnings that way. I could be wrong though. Generally, if I skip tagging, it isn't due to laziness, it's due to believing the necessary tagging has already occurred.
@mythmoh (3989)
• United States
14 Apr 07
tagging helps to show the discussions in the search result when a keyword search is performed.so i will give more tags when i start a discussion.by that way there is a possibility that my discussion may get a look and even response.If i am responding to other discussion then i will make atleast one tag.If i am very much bored i will just skip.but it will be very very less.mostly will try to give one thus helping others also.
• United States
14 Apr 07
Thanks, this is another good point (that I'm betting is correct). Yes, I can see that the similiar discussions or tags may increase traffic to particular discussion; thus, I will continue to tag.
• United States
14 Apr 07
I usually tag my starting dicussions but skip the one's for responses. I don't know why, but that's what I do.
• United States
14 Apr 07
I generally do the same because the tags for responses probably don't change much, if at all, from the tags of the original discussions.
• United States
14 Apr 07
When I start a new discussion I always tag but other than that sometimes i do sometimes i don't.
• China
14 Apr 07
I am a new comer, and I tag when I think it is necessary.
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
maybe if it's general discussion then we need the tags too