We should create the tag synonym for google-webmaster-tools as soon as possible with google-search-console being the new preferred name as it matches the new official name.
Once the tag synonym is created, no further action needs to be taken. All questions will have effectively be re-tagged to "google-search-console". When users type "google-webmaster-...
It is time to make the change. google-search-console should now be the canonical tag.
One of the criteria brought up last time was which is used more.
"search console" 50 uses since November 30th.
"webmaster tools" 50 uses since October 27th.
In other words, "search console" is used in questions about 25 times per month and "webmaster tools" is used ...
rel-canonical is a specific type of canonical implementation. It uses a meta tag. The other implementation for canonical URLs is 301 redirects. I'd keep rel-canonical separate from the others. I have written a tag wiki for rel-canonical.
canonical and canonical-url are probably similar enough to merge on this site. There could be canonical things ...
According to this related Meta discussion, the ads tag was made a synonym of the advertising tag.
Though it seemed to be agreed there that ads was short for advertisement, there isn't a synonym between the two however. Ergo, it seems logical that advertisement should also become a synonym of advertising.
In regards to because I hate fun, please note that ...
I agree that microformats should be separate from microdata. We certainly didn't decide to merge those two here: Schema.org vs Microdata (although the tags were both mentioned as possible candidates for merge.)
It looks like that merge was done October 30th: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms but I'm not sure why.
EDIT: I have now ...
If the questions aren't actually about OpenSSL, it would be better to remove the tag from those questions.
Because OpenSSL is a product, I don't think it makes sense to make it a synonym of HTTPS the way that we have done for SSL.
After a Google and Bing search, it appears the acronym GWT more commonly refers to the Google Web Toolkit now that Google re-branded Google Webmaster Tools to Google Search Console, so the GWT tag synonym was removed.
You're free to create the GWT tag again, and add tag info corresponding to the Google Web Toolkit for it.
I can see why these tags appear similar and should be merged, but there are some dissimilarities in the context of a Webmaster:
index can be used when referring to a file (such as the default
index file of a web site or web server). There are a few questions
which have used this tag in that context. For example,
indexing could reference ...
Here are all the related tags I found and what should be done with each:
rich-snippets - 46 questions tagged - Added tag wiki - What search engines show based on semantic data
microdata - 38 questions tagged - Edited tag wiki - A type of semantic web markup
microformats - 26 questions tagged - Created tag wiki - A type of semantic web markup
semantic-web - ...
They seem similar enough to be merged to me.
It looks like web-crawlers already has crawler, crawlers, and web-crawler as synonyms. It would probably make the best canonical tag for crawling and site-crawler as well.
Personally I would favor just responsive over responsive-webdesign since this isn't a broad term and most people associate the word responsive with website design in any case and it would be more favorable in my honest opinion to have people tagging both website-design and responsive at the same time rather than one or the other since both are related and ...
In my opinion, these tags shouldn't be merged because they have different meanings.
Tracking and reporting are just a part of analytics; there is also the analyzing part in analytics. I think analytics is more general than tracking. In general, tracking is for a specific action (a button for instance), analytics is the analysis of traffic for an entire site....
I'm in agreement with you and John here. I believe "webshop" is primarily used internationally, outside the U.S. Since this site is accessed throughout the world, we occasionally see regional or less commonly used terminology here. For example, thanks to this site I now know that web hosting services are also known as "web hotels" in some parts of the world.....
I'd prefer separate tags for various types:
Then we could get rid of sitemap.
The biggest draw back of this approach would be that editing all 600 sitemap posts to remove the tag would be a lot of work.
For reference, here is the meta discussion where the decision was made to make HTTPS, SSL, and TLS tag synonyms. JasonBirch says:
https, ssl, tls (close enough)
I agree with his assessment that these tags are close enough to be tag synonyms. In the context of a site for webmasters, talking about HTTPS automatically implies that TLS or SSL is being ...
To copy the info from my reply*:
*This was the quick version, covering a large part of the basics
SSL is not really supported anymore. The POODLE attack is again SSLv3,
the solution is turning off SSL3. "But wait! Than what do I use, SSLv3
is the lastest version, should I go back to v2?!"
Nope. Modern browsers support TLSv1.0 to TLSv1.2 (1.0 has ...
Hmm lets analyze the first sentence on Schema.org:
This site provides a collection of schemas that webmasters can use to
markup HTML pages in ways recognized by major search providers, and
that can also be used for structured data interoperability (e.g. in
It is a schema of structured data that is delivered via specific markup -- it is not ...
"tracking", "analytics", and "reporting" should be merged. They mean the same thing. I'm also in favor of including "statistics" in the merge. It could mean something different, but in the context of a site about being a webmaster, it is talking about website tracking. The questions tagged with it could fit in the same bucket just fine. The canonical ...
The questions tagged with photo are specific to photos. The questions tagged with pictures also seem specific to photos.
Questions tagged with image and images reference both the singular and plural use of "images".
Therefore, pictures should be merged into photos, and image should be merged into images.