Thursday, September 24, 2009

Create Tag Clouds or Label Clouds to Blogger blog

A tag clouds or some call it label clouds, is a visual depiction of list of items or a way to show your readers the topics your posts fall under. It is a list of links that will change in weight and size (sometimes colour too) depending upon some measurable attribute. Tag clouds is used typically to describe the content of websites and as a navigation menu. Tags can be arranged in any order but normally they are arranged alphabetically. You will often see tag clouds on blogs. Creating a tag clouds for your blog is as easy as A, B, C. Previously you need to use Javascript and extensive customizations to be able to display labels in cloud format, now Blogger supports this feature and you can show it on your sidebar without resorting to any third party hacks. Follow these easy steps to add tag cloud to enhance your keyword tags and the search engines will like it, therefore it might help your site rank for those keywords.
  • Login to your Blogger and click “Layout” from the dashboard.
  • On the “Page Elements” tab click “Add A Gadget” and a pop-up box will appear.
  • Scroll down the list from the box until you see “Labels” and click on it.

How to create a Blogger label cloud
  • Configure your Labels gadget, put the title you like, choose how should your label be shown, alphabetically or by frequency, display it in a list or cloud and etc.

difference between tag list and tag clouds
  • Click save when you’re done configuring the labels and the labels gadget will be added to your blog, drag it to the desired location.

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