Suppose I have this question

How does MySuperSecretLanguage's garbage collection work?

I am wondering how the garbage collector in MySuperSecretLanguage works. Can someone please explain?

and these two queries

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Would adding the tag improve my search rank for the first query? Could it decrease my rank for the second query? I don't know much about search engine optimization, but I have a suspicion that adding tags would decrease the "value" of existing ones due to pollution.

  • I don't know, but I suspect that the difference, if any, is very small. I do know that as users we are not supposed to optimize for Google searchability. Doing so can often lead to decreased user experience with very little gain from the SEO. Dec 3, 2014 at 22:57
  • @murgatroid99 Can you back up the statement "We are not supposed to optimize for Google searchability."?
    – Rainbolt
    Dec 3, 2014 at 22:58
  • @murgtroid99 Thanks for the link. I didn't get the kind of in depth statistics I was looking for, but the question is indeed an exact duplicate. I started a close vote.
    – Rainbolt
    Dec 3, 2014 at 23:09


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