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Tags Galore

So I just learned that putting the hash tag # before a word will tag it. now, armed with that , what do I do with it?

What good does it do to tag your own name? #rustedmemory

if I search for my name , my shows up but my do not ! So, if you want a post to show up in a search , tag that bugger. I would probably only do this with the posts that I am proud of, but I feel there is no harm to tag everyone with your handle.

Current topics ! , ect . Keeping your posts current nd seachable is a great way to promote , and yourself .

Does your post deal with multiple topics? It is but it also deals with , and .

We shouldn't go overboard, but any sort of tool we have should be used, right?

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Feisty56 wrote on October 28, 2014, 10:51 AM

Judicious use of tags makes the most sense to me and would seem proper etiquette. Overuse of tags, especially tags that have nothing to do with the post topic, is gaming the system. The best use of them enables the best use of the Search feature, allowing interested folks to find the topics for which they search.

Bellatricks wrote on October 28, 2014, 10:57 AM

Oh thank you for sharing that! I actually didn't know there was a tagging feature. I'm still very new to this site.

rustedmemory wrote on October 28, 2014, 10:59 AM

Very well said..... A crapload of makes your post look kinda trashy!

Feisty56 wrote on October 28, 2014, 11:55 AM

I think so, too. Unless I am referring to a particular post/member, I prefer to place my tags at the bottom of my posts. I realize others are more comfortable interspersing them within a post, it's just not a technique I've used.

paigea wrote on October 28, 2014, 2:56 PM

I guess I will have to think a little harder to add a few tags to my posts.

rustedmemory wrote on October 28, 2014, 3:54 PM

I think that was the whole point of my post. to convince myself to start tagging!

idyll wrote on October 29, 2014, 6:52 AM

i only knew how to tag in my last post which used # hash sign.

AliCanary wrote on October 29, 2014, 2:01 PM

Hashtags are useful, but if I wanted to read about Ebola and searched that hashtag and this article came up--and it's not about Ebola--I would be annoyed. I think we should only use them when they are relevant.

sheilagamo wrote on October 30, 2014, 2:05 AM

how do you tag someonehere?

nerdieeds wrote on October 31, 2014, 7:18 PM

That's right, tagging appropriate is the most important thing to do.

AliCanary wrote on November 1, 2014, 2:11 PM

You put the & beside their name.

Glenn wrote on December 24, 2014, 12:11 AM

Of course the best use of tags is to find those that are being used often and relate well with your subject. If you use tags that no one else is using then your article will not come up anywhere else. But then again, you may start a new trend with a new unused tag. So it still may be worthwhile to use a tag that matches nothing. You need to judge for yourself based on how important the relationship is to the subject. The only really important thing is to avoid any tags that don't relate well with the topic, otherwise you will be flagged by search engines for tag spamming and your traffic will suffer.