I’ve been busy working on organizing, fine tuning and even changing the themes for several of the blogs that my husband and I work on.
One of the new WordPress plugins that I’ve added to a few of our sites is called SimpleTags. It’s a wordpress plugin that allows me to tag each post, bring up related posts, and create meta tags for each page of my site, as well as a category and tag cloud.
Take a look at my category section on the right. I have a tag cloud there now so that you can see what subjects I talk about most. The tag cloud is in a roll up menu that I made using the Flooble Expandable menu script, and I’ve labeled the cloud “Category and Tag Cloud”. You can’t miss it if you’re looking for it.
If you do take a peek at the tag cloud you’ll notice that one of the biggest topics right now is “General Musings”. Now really … not everything I write about can be categorized as general can it? In fact there’s probably very few things that really are general. I just got lazy when I created this site and didn’t use categories as well as I should have from the start.
I know that a lot of people make this mistake. How many of you have a huge category section called “Uncategorized”? Yeah, I suppose the subjects you’ve talked about really are uncategorized if you left them in the default WordPress category, aren’t they? LOL
If you want to optimize your site so that some of the topics you write about will end up coming up on search engine search result pages you really should go over your site and make sure that each of your posts are categorized properly. Or that your posts are at least in somewhat descriptive categories. Believe me – you’ll end up getting a few more visitors if you do categorize your posts properly, and your current visitors will be able to explore your site and read any posts that you’ve written about on subjects that interest them too.