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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.

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  • 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. – murgatroid99 Dec 3 '14 at 22:57
  • @murgatroid99 Can you back up the statement "We are not supposed to optimize for Google searchability."? – Rainbolt Dec 3 '14 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 '14 at 23:09

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