Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is TagMuse?
TagMuse is a tool to help generate ideas for writing blog posts. It does so by looking at the popular searches on Technorati, highlighting keywords in bold that are not as heavily tagged, and showing related tags. TagMuse then builds Apogee Tags, an alternative to Technorati Tags. You can use Apogee Tags in blogs anywhere you now use Technorati Tags. TagMuse builds tags that adhere to the rel-tag microformats specification.

2. What are Apogee Tags?
Apogee Tags create a TagSummary for a tag. Tags are used to label the subject or category of blog posts, photos and other items on the web. TagSummary displays links for Technorati Tags, Squidoo Tags, del.icio.us tags and Flickr tags.

3. How do you use TagMuse?
TagMuse fetches the popular searches on Technorati and displays in bold those keywords which fewer bloggers have tagged. Pick one and TagMuse will find related tags. Select the tags you want to use for your blog and the tool will generate Apogee Tags. These can be used anywhere you're currently using Technorati Tags. Simply cut-and-paste the tag links into your blog post and then start writing.

4. Do Apogee Tags work with Technorati?
Absolutely! Read the Technorati Tags help page and note the text that begins: "You do not have to link to Technorati. You can link to any web page that ends in a tag - even your own site!" If you use Apogee Tags built using TagMuse in your blog posts, your posts will appear on Technorati Tag pages. This is because TagMuse creates Apogee Tags following the rel-tag microformats specification.

5. What do Apogee Tags look like?
A comparison between a Technorati Tag and an Apogee Tag might help:
6. Who wrote TagMuse?
TagMuse was created by Richard Ball of Apogee Web Consulting LLC. Read his search engine marketing blog. Play a game of TagMan. Read the TagMan blog.

7. What if you don't need a muse?
If you already know what tags you want for your blog post, try using TagBuildr instead of TagMuse.

8. Create some tags for your blog using TagMuse >>