Saturday, February 16, 2013

Words 2: Tags, Labels, Keywords and Search Terms

Thommo Green Tracking

Dogs are great at finding their way with their superior (to humans) sense of smell and hearing. 
They might almost have been model for the 'spider bots' -- merely bits of programming, I understand -- crawling through the web to find the things required.

Everything typed into the google box is a search term. The spider bots take it and try to match it as closely as possible to whatever presents itself.

On this site, IE blogger/blogspot, searchable terms are called labels. Whatever label I set for this blogpost will appear at the bottom, check them out. ('Thommo' will be one of them, making it easy for his owners to find his guest appearance on this blog.)

In the HTML programming behind the scenes, that you can access by clicking on View on the browser menu bar above, and running down the pop-out menu to View Source, click on that to see the code necessary to bring this article up on your screen. Searchable terms are called 'keywords'. Smashwords uses 'Tags' for the same thing. 

Tags are the final component I need to marshal to be able to publish my story, The Harrowing. The second-to-final thing, the book cover, is however the hold-up.  

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