Quick Tip: Tagging for Shelf Life

Inspired by a few comments I’d read in First Friday and the importance of tagging, especially the golden rule of using only 15 including categories. I asked Michelle W at WP headquarters to write a post on this and she linked me to this already written post that explains the how’s and why’s about tagging. I’ve reblogged to help spread the info.

The Daily Post

Tagging? Again?!”

Well, yes — because nothing makes me sadder than finding a well-crafted post, only to scroll down to the bottom of the page and find that it’s badly tagged or — shudders! — untagged. (Ok, a few things make me sadder. But still.)

The reason for my sadness? I know that while I may have found the post and enjoyed it, many others — especially bloggers who rely on the WordPress.com Reader — won’t.

Tagging is so important not only because it brings your site traffic (though that’s important for many, of course), but also because it can bring you the right kind of traffic. It connects you to people who are passionate about the same topics as you, and who might belong to online communities you want to tap into.

Sweet fifteen

You may have already heard the cardinal rule of tagging on WordPress.com, but it’s…

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