WordPress.com Rolls Out GeoTagging Feature

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WordPress.com’s free blog hosting site has just rolled out geotagging of posts. This opt-in feature allows you to identify your location whenever you write a post.

Enabling this feature your blogs can be done either automatically by WordPress.com or you can set it manually yourself.

wordpressgeotaggingAside from geotagging your post, the new feature also lets you tag your profile. This will give you a quicker way of finding other WordPress.com bloggers near your area.

Currently the geotagging feature is useful only for search engine purposes. Geotagging your posts helps search engine identify your location and deliver location-specific search results identifying your blog posts if you’ve turned on the geotagging feature.

This is of course in preparation for WordPress.com’s Geo Search feature which will harvest the geotagged posts and profile of all WordPress.com users who will use the feature right now.

To enable geotagging of posts on your WordPress.com, you need to enable it on your WordPress.com profile. Once this is set, you can start using the feature the next time you put up a blog post.

It’s a pretty cool feature, especially in times when geo-location, location-aware services are becoming the norm among online services.

Hopefully, the Geo Search feature comes out soon, as this would encourage WordPress.com users to use the geotagging feature.

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  1. By MichaelR posted on November 13, 2009 at 2:18 am
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    They should release a plug in for this self hosted WordPress users.

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  3. By hulkwebhost.com posted on November 25, 2009 at 9:00 am
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    the articel is intersting……is good for me

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  4. By samwilliams posted on November 30, 2009 at 7:27 pm
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    very nice post

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  5. By Page.ly posted on December 20, 2009 at 7:29 pm
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    Seems like the plugin will be awesome for .com. It will be exciting when it is released for self hosted WordPress sites.

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  6. By m65 posted on January 30, 2010 at 8:36 am
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    good read thanks a lot for the share and very nice website

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