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<title>help - How to deal with project managers who micromanage? - Programmers - Stack Exchange</title>

where [help] is the tag in the title. The question is tagged [project-management] [help].

If this is for SEO, why isn't the [project-management] tag (which has 94 questions associated with it) used instead of the [help] tag (which only has two questions associated with it)?

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Dupe: , (I should know, the first of those was my question :p) – Margaret Dec 15 '10 at 23:48
@Margaret: OK, but this is not the first tag, it is the second one. Since tags are sorted by popularity, getting the second tag is going to get the less important one. – Robert Harvey Dec 15 '10 at 23:50
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There are some cases where less important tags will be included in tag titles.

Note that on that question the most important tag is [project-management], which essentially already appears as "project managers" in the title. Including "project management" in the title would be redundant for SEO purposes.

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Ah, I see. That makes sense. SEO seems so arbitrary sometimes. – Robert Harvey Dec 16 '10 at 0:10
@robert the root problem is that "help" is a meaningless tag and should be removed – Jeff Atwood Dec 16 '10 at 2:41

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