March 27, 2005
Technorati Tag: You're It
Technorati offer some very powerful tools the gain exposure for your blog. One of those tools is something called tags. Think of tags as a way to categorize your posts. Then, anyone visiting Technorati can perform a search that will turn up all of the posts for a certain category
Search on the tag Blog Advertising and you will find a post that I created and tagged for that term.
Visit Technorati and perform any tag search by putting - tag:yoursearchterm and you are on your way to finding a rich world of related blog posts. Do you see how this might help you gain additional exposure for your posts?
So how do you get tagging?
You must first sign-up and claim your blog at technorati. Then if you use a blog software that uses a category system, like Movable Type, WordPress, TypePad, Blogware, Radio you are all set. Just make sure that you create lots of keyword rich categories and post to those categories each time.
If you use another blogging software you can still tag by manually adding a little HTML to your post.
a href="http://technorati.com/tag/[tagname]" rel="tag">[tagname] with tagname being your category you want to use.
HTML shy? Here a neat little tool that will create your HTML for you. All you have to do is cut and paste it into your post.
Like this whole tagging idea. Here are three more sites you should start to learn about. I will write about each in detail soon. Think of using these sites to put the tagging idea into turbo.
Here's your extra credit assignment, check out - Furl, Delicious and Flickr