Tags for Traffic

Want to increase traffic to your blog? I suggest you start tagging your entries.

So what are tags exactly? In the blogging sense tags are simply word(s) you use to help classify/categorize your blog entry. For example since this post is about blogs promotion I can tag this as “blog promotion.” Since I’ll also mention a Technorati tags later I can also tag this as “Technorati.” Since in the end this is all a blogging tip I can also include the tag “blog tips.”

So how can tags increase traffic to your blog? Tags can help increase your blog traffic by helping your SEO. Since you will be using your keywords as tags this will help search engines determine the relevance and importance of the keywords for that blog post. Even more importantly tags can help you in blog search engines and social bookmarking sites.

One of the most important blog search engines you really should be tagging your posts is Technorati. Technorati is the biggest blog search engine with millions of users each day. Other places you should tag your posts are del.icio.us, Flickr (for photos), Digg, Reddit, and StumbleUpon. There are plenty of other social bookmarking sites but these are the ones that can substantially contribute to your traffic.

Note though that you should never overdo submission of entries to social bookmarking sites. Submitting each and every entry will only be a waste of your time. Submit only those that you know are pretty interesting. With Technorati tags though make sure you tag each and every blog entry.

Originally posted on May 13, 2008 @ 7:20 am