Maximize Website Exposure with a Tag Cloud

by Wasim Ismail on March 31, 2011

Tag Cloud is a container of terms use to represent contents on a website. This is normally visible in the sidebar, and sometimes website owners prefer to have this within their body contents, which is used mainly on blogs. Each word in a Tag Cloud is linked into list of related articles. Tag densities and variations are also identified in using different font sizes or colors.

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Benefits of Using Tag Cloud

  1. Search Engine Visibility
    Since Tag Cloud is a list of links, it helps the search engines to crawl your site easier. They can also increase the rate of your keyword densities for your SEO activities.
  1. Ease Users’ Navigation
    By putting the tag cloud in a strategic location like sidebar, you can help users to view contents in specific keywords that they want. Do not put overcrowded tag cloud; just a few counts of words and not too big so it will be easier to navigate and will not be a destruction to your viewers.
  1. Beautify Website
    Tag clouds can add to your website’s designs as they can be in the form of different fonts and colors and sizes. Some even use animations such as rotating tags.

Recommended Tag Creators

Make Cloud

make cloudIt is a web based tool that generates tag cloud from a website’s RSS feeds, URL, backlinks, searches and more. It is in text form with fonts of different sizes.

 

           

 

Tag-Cloud Generator

tag cloud generatorThis is a tag generator that creates flash and 3D tag clouds from a URL.

 

 

 

Tag Crowd

tag crowdIt creates the same html form tag cloud like what Make Cloud can hence it only full data from the URL. But the unique feature of Tag Crowd is by generating a PDF version of your tag cloud.

 

 

In connection, if you are using open source platforms like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. There are already several editable modules and plugins available for you to install and activate such features.

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