Excellent Tags mean More Views

Mark Gordon BrownStarred Page By Mark Gordon Brown, 29th Jul 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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When you write your Wiknut article, Blog, (or indeed an article for any Internet site) you need to tag it well!
Tags equal views, and this is one thing every writer must keep in mind.

How Tags Work

Search engines use tags to find correct articles. More importantly once people have found a site they will use tags to view other similar articles on specific topics. When I opened my Takin article, I clicked on the tag word “animal” which opened a list of articles on Wikinut containing that tag word. As such I could browse a site for ages, just clicking tags and bouncing around, something some people do, especially those who are bored or doing research.

You might be thinking this sends people away from your site, but it might not be your page they started on, the tags bring people to your page.

Tips for Good Tags

You should always have at least six tags. Find your key words and tag the article with those. Some should be general, while others more specific.

In the link I wrote on a rare animal, the Takin, I tagged it with the general word “animal” as well as the specific word “Takin”. If I were writing on a more common animal, such as a dog, I would have loads more tags, including plurals, such as “dog, dogs, pet, pets...” and so forth.

Double check the spelling, a misspelled tag word is useless.

Never use tags that do not apply, if I write about hair sheep, I am not going to tag with “Brittney Spears”, unless I had a photo of her with a hair sheep (I currently own no such picture and have no plans for such).

You can also tag regarding the “Type” of article you are writing, a poem should be tagged with some topic words, as well as “poem, poetry”.


I have seen people use too many words together as a tag. I suggest that no more than three or four words be used in any individual tag. For example on a link about keeping pet skunks, you might tag with “skunk, skunks, pet skunks, care of pet skunks, smelly pets”, but I would not suggest tagging with “how to care for a smelly pet skunk”, this would be a good title, but not a good tag.

The chances of somebody looking up a specific phrase are too small, and the chances of somebody finding your article by clicking another article with the same tag are almost nil.

Other Links to Make your Article, or Blog, Better

Adding Pictures to your Wikinut Article
Promoting your Wikinut Article


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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
Raised in Michigan, I have a son who recently joined the Military. I am living in Canada with my wife where we have a hobby farm.

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author avatar Sourav
29th Jul 2010 (#)

Another very good article. Very helpful.

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author avatar Retired
29th Jul 2010 (#)

Very good advice, Mark.

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author avatar Anuradha
29th Jul 2010 (#)

Excellent advice.

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author avatar SuzAlicie
29th Jul 2010 (#)

Lots of great helpful advice on this page! Thanks. I always have a hard time deciding just how many tags is enough, some subjects I could use 20 and some I have a hard time coming up with 5.

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author avatar MaryAnneSimpson
29th Jul 2010 (#)

Great ideas

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author avatar LOVERME
4th Oct 2010 (#)

thanks u do educate us well toooooooooooo

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author avatar Greenfaol
15th Dec 2010 (#)

Thanks for that :D

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author avatar Retired
19th Jan 2011 (#)

Excellent advice. thanks. ;)

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author avatar Lee Hansen
16th Jul 2014 (#)

I have always struggled with how to properly tag the keywords. This will help a lot.

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