Why people signed up for WordPress accounts? Some may say they wanted to be a part of a bigger online community. They want to blog — to write, create, and share thoughts and ideas. Some may say they want to connect with people who care about the same things that they do, and wanted to found themselves among others. Both answers are correct. Once you get up the nerve to hit Publish for the first time, you might find that publishing a post may be the easy part, while getting others — often strangers — to engage with you is tougher. Sure, there are thousands of people out there who would love to read you. But how do you reach out and find them and make it easy for them to find you? Otherwise this will like keeping a private diary.
So the technique is enter TAGS!!! (some people may call them labels)
Tags, group the related posts together on your site and are simple yet powerful ways to help readers distinguish between different posts.
For starters, you can enable a Tag Cloud Plugins in your sidebar or footer so your readers can quickly find your content based on your most popular tags. The bigger the word demonstrate the more posts you’ve published about it. Following are few types of tag clouds. 1st one is ordered tag cloud and second one is just eye catcher jumbling all the tags, but highlighting the most articles are about.
Tags not only help readers get around your site, they bring people in to your site in the first place. Tags helps the user to discover the freshest content published by the bloggers — topics in which user interested, but also new stuff that intrigues him and opens up new areas of exploration. That means the Tag is also the place where others will find you. And if you want to be found, you should tag your posts appropriately. You could try to grow a fan base through this kind of evasive action.
While tagging is optional, assigning tags to your posts increases the chance that others will see them on the topic pages. To help interested folks find you, use tags that directly relate to the subject of your post, and think about what you’d search for if you were looking for the same content.
But don’t go overboard! Stay relevant. Choose your tags carefully. In WordPress in the right side of your post editor you can add up tags as much as you want for a post.
And these tags are shown in each articles.