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I'm so glad you stopped by and hope you find this blog an interesting read. I've been blogging since April of 2006, currently the author of six public and two private blogs. In the beginning I knew absolutely nothing about blogging. Over the years through trial and error, frustration and elation, and a few tears I've learned a lot. However, the learning process when it comes to blogging continues to evolve. Here you will find a hodge podge of my blogging experiences, useful codes and how-tos, sprinkled liberally with my opinions. Enjoy!

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Revisiting Cloud Tags

Blogger makes it easy to add a label cloud aka tag cloud.  As a result of the recent PR update I have been doing a lot of troubleshooting.  Yes I know if PR changes you should not make any drastic changes.  By drastic I mean changes like a complete theme overhaul.  However, if there is something that needs changing this is likely the time to do it.  I'm prepping my blogs to move them over to their own domains so I've been doing a lot of research on how to better my blogs.

Adding cloud tags or labels was all the rage shortly after I started blogging.  About a year ago they resurfaced so following the trend I added them to all of my blogs.  It made sense that a label cloud would help visitors find more information on my blogs.  A couple of days ago I came upon two fairly recent articles warning against using cloud tags.  Mr. G. has likened these to link farms even though they are internal links on your own blog.  Well needless to say, I'm removing the label tags from my blogs.  I always thought they were rather clunky looking anyway so this is a good excuse to remove them.


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