Is your blog struggling? Are you posting and no one is finding you? A basic key to creating a successful blog is to assign tags to your entries.
Blog Tutorials writes in the post Tags for Traffic writes:
So how can tags increase traffic to your blog? Tags can help increase your blog traffic by helping your SEO. Since you will be using your keywords as tags this will help search engines determine the relevance and importance of the keywords for that blog post. Even more importantly tags can help you in blog search engines and social bookmarking sites.
Every successful blog assigns tags to each entry. Those tags help the search engines find your blog but more importantly, the tags help those searching such social networking sites as Technorati to find your blog.
The most successful blog is the blog that is FOUND… DISCOVERED… AND READ!
A great blog with incredible posts that nobody reads is not a successful blog!
I just found such a blog today. It was a great blog that I had literally stumbled upon about a year ago. Today I went back and the last post I saw was the last post on the blog. It was a Typepad blog with great content which was poorly tagged.
It’s been my experience that a great post that is poorly tagged can still get some attention when it’s posted to a self hosted WordPress blog. However, from what I’ve seen, good tagging is ESSENTIAL with Typepad.
Before you post that next entry… tag it! If you’re using WordPress… it’s right below where you type your post!
Tagging is an essential key to create a successful blog.