Ok authors, this special spotlight re-share blog post is all yours!
Now one of my pet peeves, and now obviously I’m not the only one who complains, about the topic of using blog post TAGS. My good friend OM also seems to be agitated about this topic as well. So when I read his blog post today, I dropped everything to come share his post here on my book promotions blog.
Because I tell many of my author clients who also blog and by way of me twisting their arms to do so, that we need to make sure you use tags so readers and other bloggers will be able to see your posts.
Now I think that OM has done a fine job in his post about driving this point home, Because we all know he is really good at doing this in his own special, sweet and polite way right?
But? “We Gotta Love Him!” And many do! Her we go!
You all still suck at tagging
August 3, 2015 by Opinionated Man
As much as I browse WordPress if I don’t see your posts at least once during the day there is an issue. Most of you still suck at tagging. We all know the general rules. No more than 15 tags or categories per post right? So what is the issue? Why are people still failing at tagging their posts?
The reason tagging is so important is because it not only helps promote visibility for a post it actually IS how a post is seen by WordPress readers. If you are publishing with half assed tags and effort you are basically saying “I spent all this time writing this gem of a post, but I could give a shit less if people see it or not.” That is what you are saying. You that suck at tagging.
What are people not getting?
*There you go! Well said. On a side note, I did learn something about WordPress and SEO that I didn’t know. Tags on blogs here on WP are very important as WP.com does not have the same SEO as WP.org or if you pay for a domain name. So it is a must to use tags and categories if you host on WP.com*
This support page covers why your blog might not be in Google, how to include your blog in — or remove your blog from — Google search results after changing your privacy settings, and meta tags and sitemaps.
Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Author & Lyon Book Promotions