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Tag that Flickr

April 7, 2011

Tags are everywhere, there are name tags, tags on clothing, a tag on your car, tags on merchandise, your dog even has a tag (or should have).

What is a tag? A tag is an identifier! So why is it important to place tags on blog posts, Flickr photos, and YouTube videos? Chapter 8 in my Social Media class specifically talks about tags in Flickr. These tags increase the search ability. Even when placing a photo into a web site or blog it should have tags. Tags on photos often cannot be seen to a viewer on the web site, but the search engine sees them and this enables a higher ranking in searches.

Tags in Flickr became very important to me while working on my app about Oklahoma City. The programing that Sutro Media has developed will automatically let you search Flickr for photos that have a Creative Common license. While my hubby had thousands of photos on Flickr I realized I could not find them as many did not have tags. It’s much easier to add tags when the photos are uploaded vs going back and adding them later, so tag, tag, tag…..TAG YOUR IT!

  • Create Tag Cloud from Flickr Photo Tags with Tagerator (madrasgeek.com)
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    3 Comments leave one →
    1. farmalldanzil permalink
      April 7, 2011 7:31 pm

      I tag them all with Flicker ;0)

    2. Donna Wilson permalink
      May 11, 2011 3:50 pm

      Great blog posts! Very interesting as are all of your posts.

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