What exactly are technorati tags?
Well, if you have been to a few blogs they contain some “tags” in the posts.These tags link back to Technorati, a site that makes lists of blogs of the same interest. Its sort of like a phone directory for blogs. The tags are actually topics that people make. So if someone makes a topic about “hello kitty” their blog will appear on the list and this means more people get to see it.
So how do I add them?
All you have to do is first switch to the “code” mode of your blog and enter this:
<a href=”http://technorati.com/tag/[tagname]” rel=”tag”>[tagname]</a>
You have to change [tagname] into an actual name that you want to use. So if you want to use something like “love”, just type:
<a href=”http://technorati.com/tag/love” rel=”tag”>love</a>
If you are going to add a tag that contains 2 or more words then do the following:
<a href=”http://technorati.com/tag/[tagname]+[tagname]” rel=”tag”>[tagname tagname]</a>
Just replace the [tagname] areas to the tags you want. For example, you want to add “hello kitty” just type this:
<a href=”http://technorati.com/tag/hello+kitty” rel=”tag”>hello kitty</a>
Where do I put these tags?
Just put them at the end of your post, or at the beginning of your post so it can look nice and clean.
With that you will notice an increase of visits to your blog. To see thetags in action visit this topic in my blog that has actual tags at theend of the post: Ishida’s FAQ Blog - About the Downtime