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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Blogging Tips & Tricks: How to maximize labeling/tagging posts

Welcome back to 

Blogging Tips & Tricks
today I am talking about 

How to Maximize Labeling Posts
 
To read the other tips and tricks you can find them all HERE
(just keep scrolling down to view them all)
Make sure you come back for these upcoming topics!!
{If you have any suggestions or topics you would like to see covered please
LEAVE A COMMENT,
I would love to cover as much as I can!}

Here is what is still coming up....


  • How to number your comments
  • How to make a unique favicon
  • How to add a personal signature
  • How to connect your contact button to email
  • Blogging Etiquette
  • Utilizing social networking
  • Commenting
  • Secrets I have learned in blogging
Let's get started...

So what do I mean by LABELING? 

It has also been called tags and I am sure it looks familiar as you see this box every time you post, it looks like this.

 This post is not about SEO and getting found my Google or other search engines,
 this is more about

how to group your posts so that they are easy to be found by your readers
.
 

For instance, if you look in my right sidebar you will see many buttons which are there for others to reference, such as blogging tips.

If you click on this button it will take you to a page that will let you scroll through all the Blogging Tips posts I have ever made.


This is how you use labeling to make buttons like that possible.
 
  • Every time you write a new post for each of the titles that you want; beauty, style, blogging, crafts, etc make sure you tag that post with that word (ie Blogging Tips)

  • You can even go back through old posts and tag/label them and they will be then grouped as well!

  • Publish it.

  • Once it is published and it takes you to the page that says "View Post" Click on this.

  • Go to the bottom of the post to where the tags/labels are listed are and click on the one you added 

  •  this is the address where all the posts that you have tagged with that particular label will be found

If you want to connect them to a particular button this is what you will need to do: 
(you can use the same button tutorial I showed you last week HERE for this if you need to know how to make a button, just without the text box portion)
  • when you click on that label it will take you to a page that you will want to grab the address of.
  • the http will say something in the address like this (http://eisymorgan.blogspot.com/search/label/personal)
  • the LABEL/ is what you are wanting and looking for
  • copy that address and paste into the button code
(this example is my About Me page: see where it says label/about%20me?  )

This process is kind of difficult to explain step by step but I hope
you guys can play around and figure it out!!
 
If you are going to play with your design much this is a very helpful piece to know so people can access your info much easier!

Please let me know if you need any clarification or if it makes sense at all?? 
ha ha

Happy Blogging Friends!!

4 Thank you for your thoughts:

Jennifer said...

I never thought about making a button for the labels! Very nice!

Malory said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

SandyPants said...

I love it when posts are labeled because then I can search really quickly for things that spark my interest. I just recently started labeling. LOVE IT. Great post on this topic!

Kirstin Joy@ Burlap and Buttons said...

Is there a way to not only do the buttons on the side but also link the posts to the tabs across the top... I did the pages thing but it just lets you do one static page not a post that you can add more posts to as you go.

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