<   Prior Home         Share Blog Bloke     Share Blog Bloke Tips       Share to Twitter       Share to Facebook       Share to Twitter       Share to Google Plus       Share to LinkedIn       Pin this       Get Updates            
        Next   >  

Add Search Tags to Your Posts for Greater Visibility, Stickiness and More Traffic

Before I begin I want to say that this technique should work for any blog platform including Blogger and Wordpress users.

After upgrading my blog template I stopped using my Search Tags because New Blogger already comes with a labels/categories functionality built in (just like Wordpress does). That decision seemed logical at the time because the label/categories were also being indexed well enough by Technorati.

However, I’ve reconsidered that decision and so I’m reintroducing my Search Tags. Why? One reason is because I don’t want to clutter up my labels/categories with too many of them. I want to keep them as general as possible, and then I will use my Search Tags for the more obscure sub-categories that I might want to use for specific posts.

The main benefit to your readers is that they will be able to drill-down deeper into your work and find more information. You can also use it to add relevant keywords to your posts for the SERPS (search engine results pages), and it will get your posts indexed deeper into Technorati as well.

Ultimately it will give your blog greater visibility, bring in more traffic, as well as make your blog more sticky for visitors to hang around longer. The longer that your visitors hang around, the chances are they will subscribe to your newsfeed, come back again as repeat readers and develop a community.

And that folks is the name of the game, so let me show you how to do it. First all you should read my previous posts explaining how the code works. Please read the follow tutorials:

Ok, assuming that you know what you are doing now you will need to put the tag into the bottom of your posts. The best way that I know how to do that is with Windows Live Writer. One of the things that I like about Live Writer is that it comes with a function for generating standard tags such as Technorati and Del.icio.us.

But the best part is it has a custom tag generator, so I created my own custom tag and this is the code that I use:

Written April 15th, 2007 by | 2 Comments | Filed under: Blog Tips, SEO Tips, Search Engine Tips, Tutorials , ,

Thanks for Sharing     Share - enable java in your browser Share to Twitter            

Did you enjoy this article? Keep up to date with Blog Bloke Tips the moment it's published by email. Your Privacy is Guaranteed and will not be shared with anyone.

Keep it real with Blog Bloke Thanks for reading the original Blog Bloke. You can read more about me here. Contact me if you have any questions, tip requests or if you would like to be a guest blogger. Keep it real every day and subscribe to the newsfeed, share with friends or follow me.

    Subscribe to the Newsfeed     Share to Twitter     Share to Facebook     Share to Google Plus     Pin this     Share to LinkedIn

Got an opinion? Let's be real and start a conversation:

It's your turn to tell Blog Bloke what you think, ask a question or suggest another blog tip. Don't forget the comments policy and I'm looking forward to reading what you have to say.

There are 2 Comments so far to “Add Search Tags to Your Posts for Greater Visibility, Stickiness and More Traffic”

  1. I’m not familiar with Windows Live Writer. I’ll definitely check it out–any help automating tags is a big help to me.

      Reply   ·   Share Share Blog Bloke Tips  

  2. Custom tags is probably its best feature.

      Reply   ·   Share Share Blog Bloke Tips  

Share     Share this article with your friends

Subscribe to Better Blog Tips Newsfeed   SUBSCRIBE to Bloke Bloke's Articles (Newsfeed)

Subscribe to Better Blog Tips Newsfeed   Subscribe to only Comments for this Article | TrackBack URL

You can also use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>