After all, if your content is rich, relevant, and organically laced with keywords then post tags are just garnish, right? Maybe, maybe not. Depends on your content and audience.
Now you can skip the thankless task of coming up with relevant keywords to use as tags for each post and outsource it to Yahoo. Yep.
The Web Ninja Auto Tagging System is a plugin that will automatically add tags to posts using tagthe.net and Yahoo yql services when you save or update a post. I stumbled across it while creating a cynical little exploitation site to drive traffic to a video-game download site’s affiliate program.
I know I said earlier that “I can build a personal website that will draw search engine traffic like flies to a hot carcass,” but I realized after the fact that I don’t really have any proof. In the course of creating my little experiment (http://www.gamedemosonline.com/)I found the Web Ninja Auto Tagging System for WordPress and took it for a test drive.
It performed beautifully. Not all of the keywords are completely on-target, but it’s a heck of a lot easier to hit the little “x” and get rid of bad tags than it is coming up with a list of tags in the first place.
Before Web Ninja Auto Tagging System, I used to go to Google AdWords and make use of their keyword tool. I still think that’s a more effective method, since you can target long tail keywords that exactly match your niche, but when you don’t have time for that, Web Ninja Auto Tagging System is a quick-and-dirty way to put your tagging on autopilot.
Best of all, it’s free! Just go to the plugin installer in your wp-admin and search for it.
That’s all for now! Enjoy!