- Do you input 50 different tags to compliment your post?
- Use “blog,” “blogs,” and “blogging” as a tag every time you post?
- List “WordPress” as a tag simply because you’re using that blogging platform?
- Add random things that have nothing to do whatsoever with the content of your post itself as a tag?
- Put flashes of thought or sudden inspiration in that little box labeled tags?
I’ve seen way too many WordPress blogs with a long list of tags for each post. Even I have Are Tags Working For You?.
Categories are your blogâ€™s table of contents. Tags are your blogâ€™s index words.
Categories are large groupings of related articles, and tags are the micro-categories, keywords that describe the content within your blog post.
That’s the basis in which we need to create our tags.
I have quite a few ” title=”WordPress Topics”> WordPress.
What’s that telling me about posts that are related to this post? That’s the question you should ask yourself when thinking of tag names. We need to narrow the field down a little bit because there are many things that could go under the WordPress category, such as “plugins,” “themes,” and “custom fields.”
I like to think of tags as “your blog’s index words.” That’s the best way to describe it.
I have a category named ” title=”Tag Archives”> tag archives start taking shape.
I don’t think it’s a good idea to go back and change all your tags in your old posts. That’ll just take too long. One thing you could do is update your tags in important posts, reader favorites, or highly commented posts. At least start helping readers find your best content.
Do you have any strategy that you use when listing tags? How do you use tags to get readers to related content?