How to use Tumblr tags

How to use Tumblr tags
How to use Tumblr tags

Tumblr has had in recent times dramatic changes, he has not done more to settle and continue to grow even after the recent acquisition of Yahoo! But even so, it is still quite unknown to many. A publishing platform where they have accommodate both: an article, an animated image gif type, a video, as a quote, or reblog and that himself has learned to integrate WordPress publishing platform to get a social network integrated.

On another occasion we talked about Tumblr for companies, but today I want to talk about the tags (labels) on Tumblr, one of its powerful tools, introduced in 2008, probably inspired by Twitter, by the similarity to his #hashtags, but with certain own and interesting details.

Peculiarities of tags: In the case of tags Tumblr, like any other blog manager, we can choose words related to the content, in fact, in the bottom of the edit screen we can see a space for it, where when you start typing the keyword or set of words we use as tag, suggests the most popular. I say this because a label or tag on Tumbr, unlike Twitter, can contain spaces and the more than one word, as the boundary between the commas and tags are not required put the pad in front and Twitter, because the system puts so automatically when a intro or comma separating tags.

Creating tags: For Tumblr tags is advisable to find words or concepts while being relevant to be related to the content, are popular on the platform, ie there is an audience that seeks them, so they are recommended to use the popular tags whenever possible. This tag does double duty, being able to categorize our content to easily find again in the future, and make our publications are discovered by people who are interested in the subject they deal with. In any case it is advisable to capture evil tagger new users, because they will most likely not caring about what they see and we lost time.

Using tags: Once labeled our posts, it is time to see the functionality from the other side, from a consumer standpoint. On Tumblr there is a search engine at the top, that as we write what we suggest, both tags as users. If we look for a label, we can follow that tag, so that the new content to be classified in this issue appear in our news river.

Another way to go directly to the content of a specific subject is writing the url, for example, marketing could tag: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/marketing. On the side we have if there are related terms.

Note that once created tags will not always be visible, depend on the template you use, so you can also create links in our articles and point these tags, either using the general link we discussed before, like using the link to the tag in our own Tumblr, such as in mine: http://ivarsmas.tumblr.com/tagged/oportunidad

And I think this is almost all that, so I hope it has been useful and bring forth full advantage of the Tumblr tags.

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