WordPress Tags: Plays a vital role in blog structure
Are you worry about your site structure and in the state of the dilemma about how to use WordPress tags. Well, if you have a little knowledge of WordPress then you should know about the importance of tags, How to use it effectively for the structure of your website content. Right?
Tags can be good for your blog because they comprise of a superpower that assists in easy navigation of related topics, and gives concise information to search engines about the relevance of your site to specific topics.
So, getting the perfect knowledge about exactly what tags are, how they can benefit WordPress bloggers, how they can be successfully implemented and managed is worth in order to get deserving traffic and good site structure. Let’s explore:
What are WordPress tags?
The first thing keeps in mind that the tags and categories are entirely different things. But, both play the same and crucial role in organizing your content. Let’s understand this by an example.
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Say you owned a technical website that publishes news, games, creative, technologies etc. Your content might be categorized by technical type (e.g. News, Tech, Games, Web, Gadgets, Code, etc), which gives the user a great starting point in finding what they want. A reader finds a great code and is interested in finding more cutting-edge codes on your site. This is where a “Code” tag, linked to on every code post, would be very helpful.
Using the right tag that defines the content as well as associated with your previous post is very important. It enhances the usability and accessibility of content on your blog posts.
Furthermore, It leads to increased engagement and assists Search engines for the relevancy of your content.
How To Use WordPress Tags
Well, you might be thinking of why it is so important because you already serve your user with the great UI of the website – A search box and navigation bar with categories. My answer is still to stick to the previous one, i.e tagging add value by getting engagement, good structure, and ranking.
The key point while using the tags is, Tags can be both underused and overused. Moreover, use the tag which perfectly defines your content. Get this point by an example: Suppose you have written a content related to gadgets, that Gadget may be from Samsung or Xiaomi company then your tagging should be like Gadgets(Which is the common one and overused tag) then Samsung.
Similarly, If the gadget is a Smartphone and was launched in CES your tagging will extend like this: Gadgets, Samsung, Smartphone CES, CES 2019, etc.
Another point to keep in mind is that use only 1 category/post but use multiple tags/post. But do not make a chain of unnecessary tags in a post.
As we know that unwanted things always creates a jam or hang your path then why we will not go with the right and straight path. Use necessary and relevant tags that also help in reducing the bounce rate. Because sometimes the problems called over-loading of WordPress database happens by using the 10-15 tags unnecessary tags (i.e. tag spamming). Therefore, use tags which you can re-use for the long run.
How to add Tags in WordPress
Now, Adding WordPress tags to your post is fairly easy. To do so, follow the steps below.
- From your admin dashboard, go to Posts -> Add New
- On the right side of your visual editor, find the tags box.
- Type in the tags you want to add. You can type more than 1 tag at a time, separated by the comma or add one by one.