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    Hi

    I don't use tags when I post on my blog, am I missing out on something by doing so? What are the benefits?

    Thnx

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    Tags are used by sites like Technorati to find your site, so if you want greater exposure you are definitely missing out by not using them.
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    Although tags are used by sites like Technorati, that's not the primary reason for them being there.

    If you compare a book to a blog, then the contents page is like a blogs categories, whereas tags are like an index. The most common use for tags is inside tag clouds, which provide a convenient way to find posts about particular topics you may be interested in.

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    You can consider tags as minor keywords. They're not as important as your keywords, but they help with a little more exposure to your post or site.

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    well said ryanhellyer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pennywise View Post
    Hi

    I don't use tags when I post on my blog, am I missing out on something by doing so? What are the benefits?

    Thnx

    All about tags

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    Quote Originally Posted by juries23 View Post
    All about tags
    Pennywise was referring to tags in a blog, so I assume they meant 'blog tags' not alt or meta tags.


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