RSS and Blogging Information Channel

More free ebooks online:
Advertising | Affiliate revenue sharing  |  Auctions  |  Blogging  |  Crafts & Hobbies  |  Currency Trading  |  mesothelioma lung cancer and asbestos |  Mortgage and refinance |  Pets  |  Web Site design 

We would like to thank the local libraries, schools, and universities for recommending students to visit us when doing research on any of our information topics.
Please check back frequently as new topics are added and current topics are updated daily.


Click here to show your advertising on hundreds of sites instantly

 

Place your TextLink AD here free
 

Just Tag It!


Tags - Revolutionary or Just Folly?

Just another trend or something else?

Trends happen overnight! Some catch on fast and explode very quickly into our every day use.

Most of these trends you can ignore as silly folly or at the most fine amusement. Anyone remember pet rocks, Farrah Fawcett hairdos, or last year's killer fashions?

Others, you have to pay more attention to: cell phones, digital cameras, mini-sites, optin lists, or email.

Right now, there's another trend you should keep your eye on: 'tags'.

What are tags? And why should you care about them?

Tags are a way of sorting and linking all that information in blogs and RSS Feeds. It groups together all the information on one particular subject.

It's a democratic 'search engine' for blogs.

Think of a 'tag' as a 'keyword' to be used in blogging and RSS Feeds (Feed tags are still in the works).

Tags have hit the radar lately because Technorati, which indexes 4.5 million blogs, started sorting blog posts by using tags.

They have created a folksonomy, drawing tags from different sources, mainly Flickr.com which sorts or groups pictures and from del.icio.us -- where you create a tag when you bookmark a page.

Or if your blogging software has categories -- this will be recognized by Technorati as a tag.

If you want to create a 'tag' it's very simple; just place this code in your blog:

Computers (remove asterisks in actual code)

and you will have created a tag for computers.

A tag makes it easier and faster to find information on your favorite subject. It gives you a cross section of real views and opinions floating in the ether.

There are some inherent problems in this system; will the posts grow so quickly and so large -- it's like 'finding a needle in a haystack' or will you have to dig thru a lot of muck to find the scattered diamonds. Or maybe a ranking system will be put in place but this goes against the 'democratic code' of blogging.

Regardless, the traffic and marketing potential of 'tags' could be very beneficial to those who use it to their advantage.

A marketer with a product to introduce or promote could aggressively target tags as part of their advertising budget. As blogging increases in popularity -- it's something to watch!

As a website owner -- tags could be a great source of targeted traffic. And the keyword here is 'targeted'.

It's the kind of visitor you want coming to your site or blog. It can only lead to a better quality visitor. Similar to a visitor coming from the major search engines. One that is really searching for your information.

The next big question, how will marketers exploit these tags to make a few bucks? Everyone knows that's coming!

Will we have a 'tag search engine' that can rival the quality of a Google or Yahoo? Or do we need one?

As with any new trend -- you never know how it will play out.

Some interesting questions have yet to be answered:

Tags are basically keywords for blogs -- but as everyone knows the quality of links to these tags are not all equal. Will someone step in and rank these or will they remain democratic?

Just how will tags work for building content or links to your site? How will the search engines use these tags? How will marketers and advertisers exploit the potential of all this content and the content's viewers?

Will we have tag-spamming? (Just what we need another form of spamming!) Someone flooding these tags with thousands of links to get traffic or sell a product.

Not to hype it too much but there's a real 'we're entering unknown territory' feeling with blogging and RSS lately. Heady days for those keeping a close watch on the events unfolding. There are countless applications probably already in the works for tags!

It could be the start of something big or it could just fizzle.

In any case -- keep your eyes peeled to that cursor! There's probably a tag on the end of it!

This trend may just offer more than fine amusement.

----

To Create a blog within minutes - visit this link:
RSS Report and Create Blog Guide.
Copyright © 2005 Titus Hoskins of bizwaremagic.com.
This article may be freely distributed if this resource
box stays attached. Visit http://www.bizwaremagic.com
for more simple solutions to your online marketing tasks.
----


TODAYS NEWS BY OFFICEJAX FREE ADVERTISING AND AD EXCHANGE SOLUTIONSMORE RESOURCES updated Mon. July / 22 / 2024

What Is an RSS Feed? - Lifewire
What Is an RSS Feed?  Lifewire

The Iconfactory Launches Project Tapestry, a Kickstarter Campaign to Create a Universal Inbox for RSS, Social Media, and More - MacStories
The Iconfactory Launches Project Tapestry, a Kickstarter Campaign to Create a Universal Inbox for RSS, Social Media, and More  MacStories

Heads Up – AWS News Blog RSS Feed Change - AWS Blog
Heads Up – AWS News Blog RSS Feed Change  AWS Blog

CNN.com offers free RSS feeds to users, bloggers - Indiantelevision.com
CNN.com offers free RSS feeds to users, bloggers  Indiantelevision.com

David Winer - Guy Kawasaki
David Winer  Guy Kawasaki

Question to those reading this blog on an RSS reader (such as Google Reader) - World Bank
Question to those reading this blog on an RSS reader (such as Google Reader)  World Bank

The Future of RSS is Textcasting - kottke.org
The Future of RSS is Textcasting  kottke.org

Refined.blog: A Curated List of RSS Feeds for Software Engineering Blogs - WP Tavern
Refined.blog: A Curated List of RSS Feeds for Software Engineering Blogs  WP Tavern

Subscribe to Updates from CISA - CISA
Subscribe to Updates from CISA  CISA

Return of the RSS reader - Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard
Return of the RSS reader  Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

RSS Feeds and How To Burn Them - Business 2 Community
RSS Feeds and How To Burn Them  Business 2 Community

3 simple ways to embed a Twitter Feed on your website - Sprout Social
3 simple ways to embed a Twitter Feed on your website  Sprout Social

New Ways to Customize Your Facebook Feed - Meta Store
New Ways to Customize Your Facebook Feed  Meta Store

The podcast revolution - Harvard Gazette
The podcast revolution  Harvard Gazette

Subscribe to Foreign Blogs in your Native Language with Google Scripts - Digital Inspiration
Subscribe to Foreign Blogs in your Native Language with Google Scripts  Digital Inspiration

Social Media - UC Davis Health
Social Media  UC Davis Health

Twitterfeed : Bringing RSS to Twitter for Every Blogger - Search Engine Journal
Twitterfeed : Bringing RSS to Twitter for Every Blogger  Search Engine Journal

Veteran of the Day - VA.gov Home | Veterans Affairs
Veteran of the Day  VA.gov Home | Veterans Affairs

What is an RSS feed? Here’s why you should still use one - Digital Trends
What is an RSS feed? Here’s why you should still use one  Digital Trends

15 Companies That Really Get Corporate Blogging - SitePoint
15 Companies That Really Get Corporate Blogging  SitePoint

Read Salon's blogs in your RSS reader - Salon
Read Salon's blogs in your RSS reader  Salon

Announcement: new RSS feed launched - World Bank
Announcement: new RSS feed launched  World Bank

Madan Das – the RSS Leader who could say No - The Times of India
Madan Das – the RSS Leader who could say No  The Times of India

BBC Blogs - Technology + Creativity at the BBC - Round up: BBC iPlayer RSS feeds and the Ethical Dilemma Cafe - BBC
BBC Blogs - Technology + Creativity at the BBC - Round up: BBC iPlayer RSS feeds and the Ethical Dilemma Cafe  BBC

Hey now lets users create blogs and newsletters right from their emails - The Verge
Hey now lets users create blogs and newsletters right from their emails  The Verge

RSS must discard its anti-democratic-secular India agenda - The Indian Express
RSS must discard its anti-democratic-secular India agenda  The Indian Express

20 years of Safari: A visual history - Cult of Mac
20 years of Safari: A visual history  Cult of Mac

I Grew Up Around RSS Folk; Here’s What I Know About Them - Swarajya
I Grew Up Around RSS Folk; Here’s What I Know About Them  Swarajya

ACLU News & Commentary - ACLU
ACLU News & Commentary  ACLU

Aeon | a world of ideas - Aeon
Aeon | a world of ideas  Aeon

Aggregators Attack Info Overload - WIRED
Aggregators Attack Info Overload  WIRED

Get your news, blogs, YouTube and webcomics all in one place [Awesome Apps] - Cult of Mac
Get your news, blogs, YouTube and webcomics all in one place [Awesome Apps]  Cult of Mac

Feed Me Featured - Film Threat
Feed Me Featured  Film Threat

Broadcasting the World Cup and Wimbledon in UHD - the full story - BBC
Broadcasting the World Cup and Wimbledon in UHD - the full story  BBC

Star Wars News, Articles & Quizzes - StarWars.com
Star Wars News, Articles & Quizzes  StarWars.com

RSS’s standardised Hinduism – Part 4 - The Times of India
RSS’s standardised Hinduism – Part 4  The Times of India

Sony Ericsson K800i review: Sony Ericsson K800i - CNET
Sony Ericsson K800i review: Sony Ericsson K800i  CNET

A number of freely available tools can help you improve your literature review routine and stay on top of published research - LSE Home
A number of freely available tools can help you improve your literature review routine and stay on top of published research  LSE Home

RSS’s standardised Hinduism – Part 1 - The Times of India
RSS’s standardised Hinduism – Part 1  The Times of India

The Editors: RSS feeds for BBC News correspondent pages - BBC
The Editors: RSS feeds for BBC News correspondent pages  BBC

RSS is not just antithetical to Muslims, but to a democratic-secular India as well - The Indian Express
RSS is not just antithetical to Muslims, but to a democratic-secular India as well  The Indian Express

Technology | The Tech Lab: Dave Winer - CBBC Newsround
Technology | The Tech Lab: Dave Winer  CBBC Newsround

BBC Comedy Blog Feed - BBC
BBC Comedy Blog Feed  BBC

Narendra Modi behind anti-Gadkari campaign, blogs RSS ideologue - India Today
Narendra Modi behind anti-Gadkari campaign, blogs RSS ideologue  India Today

Questioning Anna on RSS is unpatriotic - The Times of India
Questioning Anna on RSS is unpatriotic  The Times of India

Will a dalit become RSS chief or Shankaracharya? - The Times of India
Will a dalit become RSS chief or Shankaracharya?  The Times of India

5 Inspirational Wedding Photographer Blogs to Follow - SLR Lounge
5 Inspirational Wedding Photographer Blogs to Follow  SLR Lounge

How association with RSS has given meaning to my life - The Times of India
How association with RSS has given meaning to my life  The Times of India

Strictly Come Dancing - BBC
Strictly Come Dancing  BBC

BBC Internet Blog: BBC iPlayer: find programmes from other on demand services - BBC
BBC Internet Blog: BBC iPlayer: find programmes from other on demand services  BBC

Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan: CM Blogs on National Technology Day - Narendra Modi
Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan: CM Blogs on National Technology Day  Narendra Modi

free amv format video downloads   amv format video downloads   amv format videos

                             Click here to place your AD on this page for free

Surplus Overstock Jewelry Antiques office cubicles desks workstation tables

Ohio Unclaimed freight outlet

university of akron university housing available

OfficeJax free ad space available here

Find used office equipment in Ohio at www.OfficeJax.Has.It

www.Akron.Has.It

Find the best fleamarkets at www.FleaMarketWorld.Has.It

Find homes for rent
in Akron Ohio
www.homes4rent.has.it

Find electric powered vehicles at www.NoGas.Drives.It

Flea Market World

Free Automatic Link Exchange

Akron City directory

 


[Back to Top]

 

auction news and listings for Akron, Ohio

Akron crafts and hobby news center

Akron currency trading

Home remedies and best tips

Akron Ohio pet news

Advertising and promotions Akron, Ohio

Akron Ohio web site design news

Akron Mortgaging and refinancing

The Akron blogging news center

HOME | SITE MAP
© 2012 - 2024 All Rights Reserved