WordPress Tags And Categories – The Ultimate Guide For Nonprofits

John Haydon

One of the most common questions about writing an effective blog post is the proper use of categories and tags. What exactly are categories and tags? How do tags and categories relate to each other? Categories vs. Tags. Categories are like the aisles in a grocery store and tags are like the ingredients in the various different foods. Tags (ingredients) link together all of your posts (food items) across your categories (aisles). Use existing tags first.

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Tagged again!

SocialFish

YAPstar and blogger bud Maggie McGary tagged me on her awesomely titled blog, Mizz Information. So maybe this would be a good moment to tag a few of the original clumpers so they can tell their newer subscribers and fellow blogger buddies a little bit about themselves! Tags: memes I know a lot of people hate memes, but I still like doing them, if only because it enables me to spread some link love. five more things you (possibly) didn't know about me. hmmmm.

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Geo-Tagged Map Shows Impact of Hurricane Joaquin in Real Time

VisionLink

5, 2015— VisionLink , a community inspired software and consulting company, has developed a free, shareable, real-time, geo-tagged map depicting actual damage reports produced by Hurricane Joaquin. Map illustrates damage reports as hurricane hits North Carolina. BOULDER, Colo. — VisionLink is partnering with local churches and community groups to poll between 2,000-3,000 people throughout North Carolina.

How to use categories and tags in your nonprofit blog

John Haydon

Com and.Org) entails the use of categories and tags. Why it’s easy to be confused about tags and categories. If you’re new to blogging, understanding when to use categories and when to use tags can be challenging. But they’re also different (categories are more formal, tags are less formal). A simple way to understand tags and categories. Each post you write should go in one category and include many tags.

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Why Facebook Photo Tags Are The New (And Possibly More Powerful) Likes | Fast Company

AFP Blog

Why Facebook Photo Tags Are The New (And Possibly More Powerful) Likes | Fast Company

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Tagged in the Volunteerism meme!

SocialFish

I have to keep this short today so I'll just answer the tag - which is, "To get the conversation going, I’m tagging the following bloggers to help answer a nagging question – how can we create volunteer jobs that don’t require being on a committee, a long-term commitment or gobs of time? So, share five short-term, ad-hoc volunteer jobs you’d love to have and then tag five more bloggers". Hmmmmm. :) So on to my tags! Tags: associations Great Ideas Conference ASAE

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7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

EveryAction

At the event, consider checking in all attendees with name tags — this helps people get acquainted with each other and makes it easier for your host committee and executive director to approach prospective donors. After sending your final reminder email, print your name tags, but be sure to leave a few blank sheets for those last minute RSVPs and unexpected plus-ones.

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I've been tagged!

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Still catching up on reading all my blogging chums last month's posts after my big trip, and I just noticed that I've been tagged by Michelle Murraine of Zen and the Art of Non-Profit Technology in a game of revealing five things most people don't know about me / and then I've got to tag five others - who hopefully have not been already caught up in this excercise. 5) For several years I was a bagel baker in a commercial bakery So whom should I tag?

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My Tag Cloud

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He feed all the text of an entire blog to generate a tag cloud. Photo in Flickr. The Go Big Always blog written by Sam Lawrence who is the CMO of Jive Software has been playing with Many Eyes , a visualization toolset from IBM. His first list was social media thought leaders, but it was all guys. So, he created a second list of all female thought leaders and it included me! Given Beth???s s activity with nonprofits, I loved a lot of the words in her cloud.

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Top Trends for Foundation Techies: A Report from TAG

Tech Soup Blog

This fall I had a chance to attend my first TAG Annual Conference. This one was in November amidst glitz and swarms of tourists in Hollywood, very near the fabled Walk of Fame. Very fun. It was a pretty interesting look at what grantmaking foundations.( read more ). foundationsorg

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How to measure Facebook Custom Tabs in Google Analytics with UTM Tags (Video Tutorial)

John Haydon

Use UTM Tags – UTM tags allow you to amend an existing URL with information so you can measure traffic coming from a specific website or medium (like an email) where you’ve placed that URL. Below is a video that explains everything you need to know to get started with UTM tags: Please add any additional tips you have in the comments.

How to Boost SEO By Editing Your Website’s Title Tags

John Haydon

A title tag is the main title of a webpage that search engines index. An effective title tag is one that encourages people to click on it, and also contains keywords you’d like to get found for. WordPress makes editing title tags very easy – especially with plugins like All-in-One SEO plugin and themes like Headway. Five Steps to Writing Better Title Tags. writing SEO-friendly title tags essentially follows five steps: 1.

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NpTech Tag Skypecast Anyone?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Marnie has put out a call for call to talk about the NpTech Tag issues we've been blogging about the last two weeks. She proposed three different times on next wed, thurs, and fri - leave your preference in the comments. Proposed agenda is here in a wiki - the password is nptech. For context, see the discussion summary over at Netsquared -- go follow all the links for context -- and if you want to see what's been written this week, see Gavin's newest post

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Tagged Again. Media Consumption.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When I saw that I had been tagged on Nancy White's blog, I left a crabby comment. Now who to tag. leave a comment and you're tagged Sometimes when I get overwhelmed, my reaction is to dive into my blog reader. A new form of work advoidance. So, a few days when I was particularly crazy, I went rolling through my reader. Heck, it's the weekend, so I thought I'd respond. This meme is on media consumption.

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Tags and Web2.0

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Instead of putting your bookmarked sites in folders, as your browser does, delicious lets you assign as many tags as you wish to each bookmark. You might tag my recipe for Mahi Mahi Veracruz as Fish , but also as Cuban. You can just make up the tags on the fly, and do a global replace later as you refine your tagging terms. By clicking on any of your tags, listed in a menu down the side, you can see everything you have tagged that way.

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Apple Picking with Tags

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Look at the bookmarks of folks who first tagged an item that is popular. Cider apple Originally uploaded by Mexicanwave. I've always really enjoyed research, particularly hunting for information on the web. But the fruits of my labor has gotten so much richer with the integration of social networking tools, particularly social bookmarking services. I used to just google it, but not any longer. I've added wandering through delicious. A waste of time you say? I say ha!

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2009 TAG Conference: Call for Submissions

NTEN

The folks in the Technology Affinity Group (TAG) , as part of the Council on Foundations , have a lot in common with the NTEN community. In fact, many folks in the NTEN community are also part of TAG, and vice versa. With that in mind -- and because I'm sure the folks at TAG have noticed the general awesomeness of the NTEN community -- they're inviting you to submit session proposals for their 2009 TAG conference, which will be held in November in San Antonio, TX.

4x4 Joistke Tagged Me

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Joistke tagged me with the 4x4 game activity. 4 People I tag. And, no, Joistke, I haven't done this before. So, here goes. 4 jobs I had: General Manager of the Pro Art Chamber Orchestra Management/Capacity Assessment Evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts Challenge Grants Day of Service Consultant for N-TEN Community Builder/Network Coordinator for Artswire, an online network for artists and project of the New York Foundation for the Arts.

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Social bookmarking: keeping me organized one tag at a time

Idealware

It was fairly intuitive to tag resources based on their topic. But, the more I dived in, learned more, and began to prioritize different things, my tagging scheme shifted throughout the whole process (for example, to start I had twitter also tagged with microblog, but in the end I decided to put it in with socialnetworking). So, I actually went back and re-tagged everything to make it easier for people (you, hopefully) to search for items of interest. I love Delicious.

Tag, You're IT! An Introduction for Technical Managers: Mentorship

Tech Soup Blog

Follow him on Twitter and read his first post in the Tag, You're IT! Interestingly enough, the entry has the following tags and sums up our global confusion about what mentoring is. Grant Howe is VP of research & development for Sage North America's Nonprofit Solutions business, based in Austin, Texas. series. I've heard a lot employees and managers talk about "needing a mentor."

Snack Meme: I Got Tagged

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jane Quigley , who I met at Podcamp, tagged me for the Media Snack Meme. I summarize the NPTECH tag stream -- and that really exercises your synthesis muscle. Photo by KellyK. As Jane notes, this meme was started by Jeremiah Owyang and has included amazing viewpoints from Connie Reece , Connie Benson , Chris Brogan , among others. He asks: What are you doing well, and what do you need to improve on. First, I have issues with the snacking in terms of food consumption.

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Tag, You're IT! An Introduction for Technical Managers

Tech Soup Blog

Tag, you’re it. Grant Howe is VP of research & development for Sage North America’s Nonprofit Solutions. business, based in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter. Introduction. Technical leadership generally gets a bad rap for not having quality. "soft skills" in managing people. Most of us have grown up through a. technical career ladder that values technical brilliance over these. desired soft skills. As bright techies with "leadership potential," we.

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Katrina Tags: How To

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A late evening or rather early morning request came in from Nancy White about Katrina tags. (I I was sleeping). I awoke to find that Alexandra Samuel has put together an incredible post summarizing everything you need to know about Katrina tagging. Here's the blog post. And, here's the wiki version. hurricanekatrina

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Freezer Metaphor for Tags

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been thinking about tags and metaphors again, particularly Joho the Blog 's conclusions about tagging and the powerpoint that used Oscar and Felix and Raking Leaves. Last night, as I was figuring out a quick "left over" but healthy dinner for the kids, I opened my freezer and wished that I could use tags. Just think if I had tagged these items by date, entree, side dish, dessert, vegetables, rice, etc. Technorati Tag: beth_potluck

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Personal Tag Clouds

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jeffrey Zelman bemoans tag clouds ascent (or descent) into popular culture. I like how the jargon of the blogoshere is so poetic and filled with methaphoric language, but excuse me - what is a tag cloud? A tag cloud is a weighted diagram of words used for tags by a particular tagging community where the larger the font indicates more frequent or popular usage. The subtle message is bigger is better and thus influences other people to use that tag.

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Cross Blog Discussion: NpTech Tag

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been reflecting on some of the points made about the pros/cons of the NpTech Tag and the comment that Laura Quinn left here. I scan the tagged items every week and do a pattern analysis and summary of these undifferentiated items. I think that the scanning the NpTech Tag can provide a zeitgeist. What if we thought of the NPTech Tag as a way to aggregate and facilitate a more focused distributed conversation and the summary is, well, a summary.

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Tag, You're IT! An Introduction for Technical Managers: Coaching Employees

Tech Soup Blog

Follow him on Twitter and read his first post in the Tag, You’re IT! Tag, you’re it… This blog will focus on methods that will allow you to quickly begin to. Tag, you’re IT! Grant Howe is VP of research & development for Sage North America’s Nonprofit Solutions business, based in Austin, Texas. series. Technical leadership generally gets a bad rap for not having quality soft skills. in managing people.

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Tag Line: Keeping You Smarter Through Blogging

See What's Out There

Home • About Us Mission Team News Partners Careers • Services Overview Interactive Marketing Video Web Design and Development • Clients Clients List Client Login • Resources Overview Events YouTube for Nonprofits Guide to Online Video Video FAQs Our Blog • Contact POSTED BY Michael Hoffman DEC 4, 2007 Tag Line: Keeping You Smarter Through Blogging Ever think about tag lines? It’s good to have a tag line that’s hard to argue with.

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Cleaning up the Tag Soup

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

from a post by Steve Eisner who writes a blog called A Social Life Some points for me: Defines two different types of tag behavior: Consuming Taggers : People who stalk other people's tags. Equilibrium is quickly reached as everyone agrees on a few common tags." " Tag mess happens when the topic is complex, new, or very specific. Tag-based solutions break down and everyone starts speaking their own language. Expose tag values to publishers.

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NCVO and TAG Conference Presentations and Reflections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

tags: information socialmedia ). tags: km laurawhitehead ). TAG Conference Presentation View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: nonprofits socialmedia ). The week before I went from Boston to Miami to Romania and flew back to Boston via Miami to present at the TAG Conference. technologies using an audience poll comparing the TAG audience to an earlier study by conducted by Eric Matteson and Nora Barnes covering web 2.0

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NpTag Tag and Nonprofit Collaborative Tag Project Types

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm tagging information related to discussion, examples, and comments about nonprofits using tagging (or not using tagging) to prep for upcoming session at netsquared.org with the tag del.icio.us/nptag. 2005) Susan Tenby's response to the question, " Why I use Tags " shows progression from retrieval, to social bookmarking, to sharing with others - on a personal level. Tag Sniffing: The old term for this was intellectual butt sniffing, crude. A tag community.

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NpTech Tag Summary: Learnings from FriendFeed Experiment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Also, for the past year, I've been summarizing resources being shared through the NpTech Tag, I've felt frustrated that you didn't always know who had contributed the resource and while one could add brief annotations, there was not a space for conversation around those shared items. The NpTech Tag started as an experimental community tagging project in 2005. During the past few weeks, Twitter has been down or out due to stress.

Technorati Tag Bookmarklet: The Screencast

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Marshall has a great post about a technorati tag bookmarklet that can save you a lot of grunt work. Technorati tags can help you attract more readers for your blog and also facilitate contributing to the collective community wisdom surrounding a particular tag. Surfing a tag stream (another word for a collection of content found in one screen using a tag) can also help you discover other people, s, and ideas. To Use The Bookmarklet To Add Tags To Your Post.

Say.Goodbye Bush! - Network Salute to "W." (GoodbyeBush) tag!

Network-Centric Advocacy

As you make your riff please use the TAG "goodbyeBush" If you had 30 seconds of goodbye face time with George Bush, what would you say? Tags: Examples of Network-Centric Advocacy Campaigns Mother Jones is collecting 30-second YouTube “Goodbye, Bush” videos over the holidays. Here’s what to do: First, look into your webcam/ other videocam for 30 seconds and start talking! Or be creative: point your camera where you think it needs to go, and tell the story of “Goodbye Bush!”

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Why nonprofits should use tags

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ruby Sinreich at Lotus Media has written an excellent post on " Why Nonprofits Should Use Tags." " Ruby suggests there are two main reasons why bloggers use tags: 1. So tags can be a great way to encourage blogging about your issues. Marnie Webb posted this comment: "I think a critical second step for nonprofits is to use RSS to syndicate the tag stream (for lack of a better phrase) onto their own website."

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NpTech Tag Summary: The SlideShare Edition

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

where you navigate by tags, most views, or slide shares by users and events. So, for this week's NpTech Tag Summary, I'm aggregating a few of the best ones. SlideShare is a site to host and share presentations. You can upload all your slide decks, and find download interesting presentations. At last month's NetTuesday , Jonathan Boutelle, Co-founder and CTO of SlideShare gave a presentation on how Nonprofits can use SlideShare.

Let's all check out the NpDev Tag.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That's is when a live blogger - who is not on-site - is monitoring a dedicated IRC channel where someone in the room or at the conference is typing summary notes, monitoring the conference tag in flickr, technorati, and other places and live blogging a summary. Nonetheless, since it is school vacation week, I'll set up a watchword in Technorati on the term "npdev" and try to follow the flow, tag stuff with NpTech.

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NpTech Tag: Stop Cyberbulling Day is Today!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For Next Week's NpTech Tag Summary. Technorati Tags: stopcyberbullyingToday is Stop Cyberbullying Day. Here's what some nonprofit technology bloggers posted - Paul Lamb , Allison Fine , and Deborah Finn. There's a lot of resources, ideas, and discussion over at Stop Cyberbullying Site. A few blogosphere posts offering advice about online safety and what you can do help stop cyberbullying can be found here. NTC is just days away!

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NpTech Tag Summary: Five Hot Conversations!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NpTech Tag Skypecast Anyone? Marnie Webb puts out a call for a call next wed, thurs, or friday to discuss in real time the issues that have surfaced around the NpTech Tag. Might we start seeing tag called "NpTechUk" or a wiki for the UK Riders List? Comment, Blog it, tag it NpTech, and/or start a blog over at the Netsquared site. Screenshot of a poll from Philanthropy 2173 Still time to register your opinion! Five Hot Conversations.

NpTech Tag Discussion: Analysis of Tags Used With NpTech - Thank you Chris!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The NpTech Tag discussion continues. There were a few more comments that I want to capture here: Kevin (don't know who he is, but we have very similar interests and I'm so glad that I found his blog via the NpTech tag - I don't think this tag is useless? In the comments, Chris Blow, shares an analysis of the other words used with the NpTech tag. In response to a bunch of questions to NpTech taggers about why they tag, AFB blog responds

From Tag to Ag: NP Example

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Just found Sonny Cloward's post about how he used delicious/tags to get resource content published and organized on the Web site. Therefore added thought bubbles to represent the publishing side of the tag usage. Sonny's would be using tags to publish a resource directory to a web site. I worked with staff to create standard tagging policies so that each webpage (and subsection) would be associated with a standard set of tags.

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NGO/NPO Meme - tagged by Nancy White

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I didn't see that practically a week ago, Nancy White, tagged me with the NGO/NPO Memo. The Nptech and Net2 tags in flickr, delicious, and technorati are also good knowledge streams to dip into. (I I am wondering whether or not I'm supposed to tag a few folks too? Technorati Tags: ngomemeI've been behind on my reading and blogging due to craziness at work and issues that needed to be attended to with children (don't ask).

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Connected Futures Workshop: Reflection from NpTech Tag Community Field Trip

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I followed to lead trip into the NpTech Tag Community. Having a facilitator - the summaries helped make the tag stream accessible.

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