March 3, 2005

News & Opinion: Tagging: How bloggers can use businessbooks tag

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 1:50 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I caught the attention of a couple of people with my tagging idea. I am hoping I can pull in some more folks.

In this post, I want to talk about how bloggers can add tags to their entries.

Technorati is currently the only search engine that captures and catalogs tags. You can look at their main tag page to see the popular tags. The page says they are currently tracking 388,047 tags.

To allow Technorati to see your tags, you add a hyperlink that points back to Technorati. Let's say you have written a a great post on a business book you have just got done reading. Write the post like you normal would and add this piece of html to the end of the entry.

<a href="" rel="tag">businessbooks</a>

This link will end up looking like this:

That is it.

If you want to watch the entries that get added, you can follow save the page as a bookmark. You can set-up a watchlist in Technorati with the search term "tag:businessbooks". The watchlist let's you create an RSS feed and you are notified automatically when new things are added to that page.

Make sense? Post questions if you have them.

In my next post, I am going to talk about how anyone can use tags to help others find good stuff.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.