Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is TagBuildr?
TagBuildr is a tool that builds Apogee Tags, an alternative to Technorati Tags. You can use Apogee Tags in blogs anywhere you now use Technorati Tags. TagBuildr 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 TagBuildr?
Use the TagBuildr tool to build Apogee Tags. These can be used anywhere you're currently using Technorati Tags. Enter one tag per line. No commas or plus signs are necessary. Tags can be single words or multiple words. Example tags: , , , . After you enter your list of tags, push the "Build Apogee Tags" button and then cut-and-paste the tag links into your blog post.

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 TagBuildr in your blog posts, your posts will appear on Technorati Tag pages. This is because TagBuildr 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 TagBuildr?
TagBuildr 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. Create some tags for your blog using TagBuildr >>