How to Add Tags to Website in WordPress
The more you use social media, the more you’ll see people sharing content that is highly relevant to your niche. As you may know, these days nobody really pays attention to the headlines; they click on the images and/or the bodies of text that are attached to them. Naturally, this means that the content that you create may end up driving more traffic to your website than ever before. This article will teach you how to add tags to your website so that you can take advantage of this invaluable source of free content.
Add Tags To Your Website In WordPress
To add tags to your content, simply use the tags input field located in the visual editor of your WordPress website. You can use this to enter up to 50 keywords or phrases that will be used to find your content on social media platforms such as Twitter and Google+. Simply enter your content like this…
For example, if I were writing a blog post about the importance of maintaining a positive attitude in life, I might enter the following keywords into the tags field of my post’s content area…
- emotional wellness
After you’ve entered your content into the tags field, click on the Save button to save the tags to the database. Your content is now ready to be published and shared on social media platforms such as Twitter and Google+.
Use The Tags To Your Advantage
The advantage of adding tags to your website is that you can use these keywords and phrases to your advantage. When you publish content on social media platforms such as Twitter and Google+, the content will have these tags associated with it. So when users search for these terms on social media platforms, your website will come up as a result.
This means that if you want your blog post to be found by potential readers, you should add the tags relevant to your content’s topic. If you have a blog post relating to nutrition, for example, you may want to enter the following tag…
- digestive health
…into the tags field of the relevant article.
Find The Perfect Match For Your Website
Another advantage of adding tags to your website is that you can use the platform to its fullest potential. If you’re using WordPress, you can use the built-in tools to locate key words and phrases that you can use to make your website more attractive to potential readers.
For example, if you wanted to write about luxury brands, you could enter the following keywords into the WordPress Keyword Tool located in the Tools menu…
…and use the autosuggest to locate the perfect match for your website.
The advantage of this method is that you can enter multiple keywords and phrases and compare the suggestions to find the most relevant results. When you find your perfect match, click on the check button to confirm your selection.
Make Your Website More Relevant To Potential Readers
Adding tags to your website allows you to improve the relevance of your content by connecting it to certain topics. If you want to write about the latest gadgets, you may want to enter the following keywords into the WordPress Keyword Tool…”
…and use the autosuggest to compare the results to your existing content. If you notice that your existing content doesn’t seem to be as relevant to potential readers as it could be, add the keywords or phrases that you found into the tags field of your existing content.
For example, let’s say that you have a blog post that relates to food preparation. You may want to add the following keywords…”
- food prep
…to existing blog posts to make it more relevant to potential readers who are searching for content on cooking blogs.
Avoid Keyword Stuffing
One of the most common problems that people have when it comes to SEO is keyword stuffing. When you stuff keywords into your content, you’re hoping that the keywords are relevant to the content and that they’re used frequently enough that the search engines will recognize it as valuable content.
The problem with keyword stuffing is that, typically, the keywords are completely unrelated to the content and there’s no way for the search engine to know what the content is about. So, in a way, you’re cheating the system by trying to trick the search engine.
To prevent keyword stuffing, use the WordPress Keyword Tool to enter words that you perceive as being relevant to your site’s content. You should enter words that you think potential customers might use to find your content. For example, if I’m writing a blog post about the best winter holiday destinations for tourists, I might use the following keywords…”
…which I found using the WordPress Keyword Tool.
However, if I wanted to write a post on travel photography and decide that snow is a key word in my content since I’m going to be using it a lot, I might enter the following keywords into my WordPress Keyword Tool…”
…which I found using the autofill feature in the WordPress dashboard.
Create A Better User Experience
A common issue that people have when it comes to their WordPress site is that the content doesn’t flow very well. When you have a lot of content, it’s easy to understand why. Just imagine trying to read an article when all you see are a bunch of words scattered on a page. This makes it difficult for the reader to scan the content and determine what the point is.
To create a better user experience, use the WordPress Keyword Tool to find words and phrases that you can use in the content of your website in order to draw more traffic to it. When you have these keywords and phrases incorporated into the content of your website, people will have no choice but to click on your content since it will be more relevant to what they’re looking for. In addition to making your content more relevant, you’ll also make it more interesting. When you add more keywords and phrases into the content of your website, it will draw more interest and make your content more discoverable. Additionally, if you use these tools regularly, you’ll find that your content begins to shape around these keywords and phrases. This means that your existing content will become more cohesive.
For example, if I’m writing a blog post about smartphones and I want to include the words “best” and “phone,” I might enter the following keywords into the WordPress Keyword Tool…”
…which I found using the autofill feature in the WordPress Dashboard.
Make It Easier To Discover New Content
If you want to write about a subject that you’re not very experienced in and don’t have a huge amount of existing content on, adding tags to your site is a great way to discover content that is relevant to your niche.