Tags for Webcomics
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 5, 2005 - 10:31
One of my best tools for finding out new interesting webcomics stories is the blog-driven search engine, Technorati. Technorati has embraced the concept of "tags" which any webcomic (or webcomic-focused blog) can use to help others to find out about what it's publishing.
What's a "tag"?
Think of a tag as a simple category name. People can categorize their posts, photos, and links with any tag that makes sense.... The Technorati Tag pages is made up of blog posts. And those come from you! Anyone with a blog can contribute to Technorati Tag pages.
There are two points I want to make this morning. One, the next generation of webcomics automation software should include support for tags and for pinging sites such as Technorati with updates. Second if you plan to start tagging your work please use "webcomic" as the tags "comic" and "comics" sweeps in so much material (both comic-book and comic-ha ha) as to be useless. (Also tagging to "comixpedia" will certainly put you on my radar screen if that's of interest).
For more info on how to tag your website read Technorati's information page on tags.