Keywords, Tags, and Categories

Filed under: Internet; Author: Les Bain; Posted: February 9, 2008 at 9:56 am;

What is the relationship, if any, between and among Keywords, Tags, and Categories.

Keywords are those terms that are entered into search engines to search for websites, webpages, and blogs. From the perspective of a website, it is those terms that are used by others to find the website using a search engine.

Categories are typically used to organize content like blog posts. The wordpress blogging software allows each blog post to be identified by a category. People looking for specific blog posts can product a list of blog posts by category.

Tags are terms used to identify various kinds of content, including blog posts, bookmarks, photos, articles, and video. Both the content creator and the content consumer can add tags to the content to identify it or qualify it.

Each of these terms that are identifiers that can help find content.  They all help in trying to filter out the signal from the noise.

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