The Importance Of Tags

Tags are better known as the keywords that you use in your writing.  If you have a blog about dogs and you write new a post about dog food, your possible tags would be: dog, dogs, dog food, natural dog food, dog food recipe,  and any other keywords that you have used in your post.

How to use tags

Tags using your blog URLs:

<*a href=”http://www.yourblog.com/[tagname]” rel=”tag”>[keyword]<*/a>
(remove asterisks in actual code)

Here are some examples:

<*a href=http://www.yourdogblog.com/dog+food rel=”tag”>dog food<*/a>

If you are using WordPress blogs you can set tags using the WordPress ‘post tags’ function:

Technorati have changed their system and now automatically trawl sites so there is no need for manual submission anymore.

Ping IceRocket using the following URLs to ping your list for keywords:

rpc.icerocket.com:10080/

You can use IceRocket manually by going to

www.icerocket.com/c?p=ping

You can use www.pingoat.com to ping more than 60 ping services at the same time.

Technorati and IceRocket will index your blog posts according to tags that you used.

Some of Technorati tags pages are highly ranked in search engines.  Search engines bots spider these pages daily and when it finds your tags it will index your blog posts too.

It is recommended that you use this method for each post that you write.  By adding tags to your post you can drive more targeted traffic to your blog.

By using this method you can index your blogs in 24-48 hours depending on the  popularity of the tags you used.

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