This may sound real strange, but it was only very recently that I discovered the power of WordPress Tags.
I’ve been using WordPress for a year and a half now and I’m still learning about it. Originally I was so totally overwhelmed that I did a happy dance when I was able to release a blog post. Once having done that I tried to learn a little at a time on an as-needed basis.
Power of the WordPress Tags
Just like when I first started writing on the internet, my meta keywords consisted of single words followed by commas. For those of you unfamiliar with the all but defunct meta keywords, those were the words placed in the header of every web page to entice the search engines to visit your page and rank it appropriately. Anyway, my keywords should have actually been key phrases, but being new I didn’t quite understand the concept.
Similarly, I did the same thing when I started using WordPress. At first, I didn’t use the tag feature at all. I didn’t know what it did so I didn’t want to screw things up. Then, I decided to use my ever so useless single word keywords. Post after post I filled the tags with single words followed by commas. Talk about a waste of time.
It wasn’t until recently (I’m ashamed to admit), that I realized that tags were one of the tools used by search engines to help folks find my site. Once I discovered that and started to put the tags to good use I noticed an increase in traffic. Unfortunately, I didn’t monitor the before and after, but I do know that my traffic did improve.
Freelance Writing Trial and Error
I find that earning money online is all about trial and error. Hopefully, you’ll quickly learn from my mistakes. The sad part about this little faux pas is that it took me about a year to figure it out. By that time I had a couple of hundred blog posts. I now have to go back and correct them all.
Oh well, better late than never.