Do You Need Topic Ideas for Your Blog?
Note that these tags are in bold: antonella barba, dell, richard jeni, paris hilton, godaddy, yahoo mail, windows vista, clay aiken, britney spears, studivz. Those are search topics that are not top tags on Technorati. The other topics (sxsw, youtube, twitter, 300, myspace) have a high volume of blogs already with that tag. The idea, then, is to write about a topic that people are searching for but other bloggers haven't yet tagged as frequently. For instance, if I know something about Dell, I might choose that topic and hit the "Get Tag Ideas" button which will fetch related tags:
In this example, I'm then selecting the following tags: dell, laptop, laptops, computers, inspiron, hardware, computer. Hitting "Build Blog Tags" will output html I can cut-and-paste into my blog post. So, instead of writing a post and then appending tags when done, I'm starting my blog post with a list of tags that I know people are looking for. I can then write a blog post, specific to that topic. In this case, I might write about Dell Inspiron laptops. I do actually own one. I might find deals on the computers, write about issues with the hardware, do some research to see why people are searching for these keywords, etc.
The point is to use data from Technorati to help bloggers figure out topics to write about. So, please give TagMuse a spin and let me know what you think.
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