I’ve been playing with tags for the last couple of months and although they aren’t really providing any significant traffic here at The Blog Herald (well maybe 100 pages views for the month) I’ve noticed that with new blogs and blogs that aren’t going to well, Technorati tags provide some great initial traffic and seem to help you with the search engines as well. So for the new year, try
The Technorati kick start diet
Ideal for new blogs and existing blogs looking for traffic.
Step 1: get a Technorati Tags plugin
WordPress: Ultimate Tag Warrior
Movable Type: Technorati Tags Plugin
Blogger: Categories and Technorati Tags for Blogger 1.0
Other services, like TypePad have the ability to do Technorati tags built in (thanks Anil). If your blog provider or tool doesn’t have a plugin, you can also do them manually, Technorati’s tag help page is here.
Step 2: get tagging
Its as simple as this. For your tags use words or names relevant to the subject, for example with my new b5media Britney Spears blog I use “Britney Spears” a lot in the tags.
Step 3: watch your traffic grow
Now this is the fun part, because chances are you’re going to see traffic from Technorati, particularly if you are posting about something topical. I’m no SEO expert, but I’ve also seen blogs get picked up in Google as well via Technorati and it seems to help improve your search engine results as well.
That’s it, the fully patented, super duper, Technorati kick start diet, great for one of your new years resolutions :-)