After a little time off, it’s back to school, back to work and back to doing one of my favorite things – Blogging about Social Media –
new apps, technical tips and hopefully general useful tips on how social media can benefit your business.
As I went to post I realized my Tag cache was very full of repetitive tags, misspelled tags and tags I really don’t use. You need to eventually clean up your Tag library on your WordPress blog. Here are a few tips to do that.
First, lets talk about what a TAG is. A Tag is used to help reader find your content and also let readers know quickly what your post is about. You will find the Tag box under the gear wheel on a mobile device or on your computer look to the right sidebar just under the category menu.
If you do not see anything but the word Tag, click on the up arrow in righthand corner of Tag box to reveal the full Tag box.
To add new tags, simply type the tag name in the box and click Add. If you are adding more than 1 tag, be sure to separate them out with commas ! You can also use tag phrases but keep it short, no more than 3 words. The other option is to click on the Choose from Most Used Tags to see all of your previously used tags.
As you click on the tags you want to use, the tag name will appear below the Tag box with a tiny “x” next to it. After looking at your Tag list you may decide you want to delete a tag, just click on the “x” next to tag word and it will be deleted.
If you are using a mobile device and want to use previously used tags, just start typing the tag word and your tag list should come up, select the tag you were looking for.
Now, you may not be aware that WordPress is storing all those tags you used. Like many, we misspell words or find certain tag phrases work better than others so you may want to clean up your tag list so duplicates and the like do not clutter your list which should save you time.
Here’s how to clean up your Tag List:
Go to your Dashboard. Here you will see the Tag option, click on Tag. In this section a box will appear with all your Tags. If you click on a tag in this box, the description box will be enabled and you can add a description to the tag. Next to that you will see all your tags listed alphabetically.