Tagging your posts on a WordPress Blog – Teaching Web Marketing to Artists
Tags are another tool that will help you in your web marketing efforts in organic placement. A complete definition of Tags is available here.
Tags are keywords that describe and represent the content of your post. With tags you help the search engines define and characterize your post.
Whether you are blogging from the WordPress Dashboard or a desktop software, you’ll have the opportunity to insert tags in your post …
Use an appropriate combination of words, rather than single words – too broad a reach. As you can see from the screen shot, there are no single-word tags.
Get some help from the Google Keyword Tool.
WordPress will create new pages derived from your tags. These pages tend to position themselves very nicely on the search engines, but you need to carefully select your tags (= keywords).
Many proudly place what is called a tag cloud on their blog, an interesting way to show your readers what your blog is about.
Use tags on your blog – they are useful and will drive traffic to your website. It only takes a few minutes to add them to your post before publishing.
My next (and close to last) post of this series Web Marketing for Artists will be on writing for your blog – stay tuned !