There is an option to add tags on all of our WordPress post but most of us don’t know the relevance of adding tags. On this article we will briefly look at some facts about tags in blog post. It enable choose wisely and take tagging very serious.
One amazing thing about blogging with WordPress over many other blogging platforms is that WordPress allows you to add tags to your posts with ease – even before you hit the publish button. Tagging is really a good way to optimize your blog post for Search Engines, and as well optimizing your entire website or blog.
Now, if you are new into blogging with WordPress – you may ask “what actually is a tag?”
Lets look at the definition of a tag
What is a tag?
A tag is a word, a small group of words or a short phrase which can be used to describe your posts or content. Tags do not need to be elaborate, but they need to be targeted.
How does tag works on blog post?
Tag are relevant to your post, the more it is included the better they will be used by the search engines to help your content get found easily.
Just shopping in a super market where products has no “price tag“, it will difficult for one to know the actual price of each product, especially if you need to get a product on price basis.
When all products has a price tag on them it will simplify the buyer’s shopping experience, and as well reduce the workload on the shop attendant. So this is how of is with post tags, it helps the search engine identifying your blog post, and as well help your blog visitors to easily search for contents that shares the same tag.
A post can have multiple tags. But it will be a very wrong idea when you start abusing tags. Abusing tags can be in difference ways such as adding unnecessary tags or unrelated tags. The most effective way to use tags is to consider the keywords of your contents. Tags can be used either individually or as a short phrase.
You may want to consider what anyone searching for your content would type in the search engine. Some people who are looking for info may not just search for one word, but rather that will search for a phrase which is relevant to the question or problem they are searching for the answer.
WordPress tags are really easy to add to a post. While writing or editing a post the is an option below where tags can be added. There new or existing tags can be added. See image below
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- Tags are good for Search Engine Optimization (SEO), this helps your page ranking.
- Tags helps to put your blog contents in an arranged manner.
- Tags helps your blog visitor to surf your blog easily.
- Tags helps for easy crawling and quick indexing of your post and pages.
- Tags can be a parts of a site Bread Crumbs, this helps enhance users navigation experience.
- Tags can also be part of a blog sitemap, also for quick indexing and traffic building.
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