Blog Tutorial: Advanced: Tagging Your Blog Entries

If you want to add activity in your blog, like having more people visiting your blog and commenting to your entries, you can opt to add Technorati tags to your posts to make them pay more attention to your journal.

What Technorati does is that it categorizes blogs according to category. The “tags” are actually keywords that users set to identify what their post entries are about. When certain words are set as “tags,” this would automatically be read and classified by Technorati so that when someone searches for that topic you categorized your entry into, your blog should be listed down there.

Please note: as in previous entries dealing with codes, please remove the spaces between the brackets, otherwise, these wouldn’t register.

To create tags, switch to HTML/Code first. You can opt to write down your entry before or after you put in the codes, but what happens is that the codes that are listed below should be put at the very bottom or top of your post to make it neat. Then, enter:

< a href=”http://technorati.com/tag/%5Btagname%5D&#8221; rel=”tag” >[tagname]< /a >

Replace [tagname] with the keyword that you want to use. For example, if I wanted to use “sanrio” as my tag, the code should appear like this:

< a href=”http://technorati.com/tag/sanrio”&#8221; rel=”tag” >sanrio< /a >

If you want to use a tag that has more than one word, just add the following code:

< a href=”http://technorati.com/tag/%5Btagname%5D+%5Btagname%5D&#8221; rel=”tag” >[tagname tagname]< /a >

Again, just replace the [tagname] with the tag you want to use. For example, if you want to use “Hello Kitty” as your tag, just enter the following:

< a href=”http://technorati.com/tag/hello+kitty&#8221; rel=”tag” >[hello kitty]< /a >

Don’t forget to put in the “+” sign between the words on the first section, otherwise, it will register differently.

If you want to use more than one tag in your post, just enter the code that’s similar to what’s posted below:

< a href=”http://technorati.com/tag/%5Btagname1%5D >[tagname1]< /a >, < a href=”http://technorati.com/tag/%5Btagname2%5D&#8221; >[tagname2]< /a >, < a href=”http://technorati.com/tag/%5Btagname3%5D&#8221; >[tagname3]< /a >

The above code works for three tags, but you can add as many as you want.

Don’t forget to make your tags relevant to your topic!

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