Tagging content

Tags provide a useful way to group related posts together and to quickly tell readers what a post is about. Tags also make it easier for people to find your content. Tags are similar to, but more specific than, categories. tags can be displayed at the top or bottom of posts, on the individual post view, and/or in the sidebar. You can assign multiple tags per post.

To tag on WordPress there is a tagging section on the right sid bar. Type your specific tags by separating each one with a comma and then select add.

Once you’ve added your tags they will appear below, you can choose to get rid of them by clicking the “x”.

If you want to tag in another post and have similar tags as previous posts, you can select “choose from the most used tags” and all your popular tags will be listed.

To add the tag widget to your posts, go to appearance on the left sidebar and select widgets. select the “Tag cloud” and drag it to whichever footer area you want it to be seen. Then you can select the number of tags shown, the title and you choose to exclude certain tags.

Once you’ve saved your settings the bottom of your posts will look like the picture below.

Meta Data

Metadata summarizes basic information about data, which can make finding and working with particular instances of data easier. For example, authordate created and date modified and file size are examples of very basic document metadata.  Having the abilty to filter through that metadata makes it much easier for someone to locate a specific document.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics provides statistics and basic analytical tools for search engine optimization  and marketing purposes. The service is available to anyone with a Google account. Google Analytics is suited toward small and medium-sized retail websites. The service has limitations that make it less suited to more complex websites.

Why Tagging is Important

Tagging is a good way to make you work appear more visible for viewers. For example, if someone was to search “text” and you had tagged multiple posts with the tag “text” then your post is more likely to show up on someone’s searches. Once a viewer has been directed to your site and they read your post they can also go to other posts that have the tag “text”. Tagging is a great way to keep a reader on your website.

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