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Nov 21,2006
Create a search engine description and key words
Filed under: Support Feature Tags: Meta+Data

Thanks to artist Graham Eagle for this suggestion which is available to all MyArtClub.Com artists. Deions and keywords are used by search engines to help catalogue internet pages. The words describe the page without necessarily appearing on the page, acting as 'behind- the-scenes' indexing. MyArtClub.Com has always had computer generated deions and keywords, based on entries made when an artist loads up their art. Search engines use these to varying degrees, to help surfers find your website. What Graham suggested was that MyArtClub.Com provide access for artists to modify and enter their own deion and keywords, to enhance the specific keywords linked to their pages. You may build additional selection into your search engine presence. For example, to the basic deion you might add "Now teaching art classes in certain community centres, including the Dogwood Pavilion, Coquitlam" and to the keywords you might add "art teacher, art classes, Dogwood Pavilion, Coquitlam. To access this feature, login in to your member site, select "Market your Artist Site", then click on "Maintain your Internet Keywords and Deion." This article was first published in the My Art News Letter #10 read more ...

Posted by MyArtClub.Com at 07:43
Mar 19,2011
Tags versus Categories
Filed under: Feature Support Tags: Meta+Data Manage+Site

In an earlier blog, we discussed HTML Tags as a way to control your text on your web pages. The tags we are discussing today are the tags which you can attach to your blog pages. When you have finished writing your blog, you can attach both tags and categories to your blog. So what is the difference between tags and categories? There are a number of blog sites that deal with this topic which can be found at tags-vs-categories, at tags-vs-categories (watch the video), or at using-categories-and-tags-effectively-on-your-blog. One of the best discussions that I have found is categories-versus-tags-whats-the-difference-and-which-one from which I have cribbed this summary information. Categories and Tags are for your visitors, not just search engines. Categories and Tags are about navigation and sorting, grouping your content to help visitors find related information. Categories are your site's table of contents. Categories help identify what your blog is about. Categories represent your body of work on the subject. Tags are your site's index words. Tags are micro-data or meta-data, more specifically micro-categorization for your site's content. Search engines do not recognize or reward the rel="tag" which identifies a tag. If you can't write five blog post titles/ideas on a topic, then you don't have a category. If enough posts have the same tag, and it represents your blog purpose and goals, it's a category. Think of your visitors' needs first. read more ...

Posted by MyArtClub.Com at 07:31
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