Do You Tag Yourself?
Do you tag yourself? Honestly? No, this is not a game.
With everyone back on the tag versus categories versus tags bandwagon, have you checked to make sure you are tagging yourself?
Inside of Lorelle on WordPress is the tag attribute that turns “Lorelle on WordPress” into a tag.
<a href="http://lorelle.wordpress.com/" title="Lorelle on WordPress" rel="tag">Lorelle on WordPress</a>
When I write my name in a link, I also include a tag:
<a href="http://lorelle.wordpress.com/" title="Lorelle" rel="tag">Lorelle</a>
This makes “Lorelle” a tag.
When I write about the Blog Herald, I also put that in a tag, so the words “Blog Herald” get into the tag clouds on the site as well as the tag search engines and directories.
I use the same tag technique for WordPress, WordPress.com, and every taggable link I write to help associate what I write with those tags.
Are you tagging yourself and your blog? The
rel="tag" is all a link needs to turn it from a link into a linking tag. It’s what defines a tag.
If you aren’t tagging yourself and your blog, it’s a great branding technique you may be missing out on.
The author of Lorelle on WordPress and the fast-selling book, Blogging Tips: What Bloggers Won't Tell You About Blogging, as well as several other blogs, Lorelle VanFossen has been blogging for over 15 years, covering blogging, WordPress, travel, nature and travel photography, web design, web theory and development extensively as web technologies developed.
Brilliant idea! Just dugg it. I’ll remember to do that with my postings as well (and tweet about it too). Thanks for the post!!
I’m doing that now, everything except for the “rel” attribute. Like Paul asked, can you explain why we’d need to do it?
rel="tag", a link is not a tag. It’s that simple. It’s just a link. If you want a tag, and the tag to be recognized by tag search engines, it must include the rel attribute. Otherwise, it’s just words in a link.
Are there different words I could put there besides tag? What else can rel=? Thanks.