WordPress Tag Cloud Do You Need It?
WordPress Tag Cloud Brings Thunderous Confusion
Tag Cloud to me has always seemed a bit confusing and yet it has been reported by several experts as being a great way to display links for search engines. That never made much sense to me. If I get confused looking at a tag cloud, chances are a search engine robot just might think the same thing. Just what is a tag cloud anyway?
Wikipedia tells us: A tag cloud (word cloud, or weighted list in visual design) is a visual representation for text data, typically used to depict keyword metadata (tags) on websites, or to visualize free form text. ‘Tags’ are usually single words, normally listed alphabetically, and the importance of each tag is shown with font size or color. This format is useful for quickly perceiving the most prominent terms and for locating a term alphabetically to determine its relative prominence. When used as website navigation aids, the terms are hyperlinked to items associated with the tag.
Well I’m still confused. This might be good for a child who may want to pick and match the biggest words they see hoping that link will lead to the candy. But for me it seems proper structure and listing of categories might just be a better approach. So instead of investing in the latest internet guru gadget that came in my email this week I went over to our good friends at Google Webmaster Central, to see what Matt Cutt thinks on the subject of wordpress tag cloud. It would seem Mr. Cutt agrees with my diagnosis about wordpress tag cloud. You can always count on Google Webmaster Central to give you the straight answers to simple and complex questions. Before you go out and buy the latest internet get rich quick software. Check over at Google Webmaster Central first. Save yourself the time and money and just do the research on your own. Tag Cloud indeed seems to bring thunderous confusion.