What Does Your ActiveRain Tag Cloud Look Like?

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Here's another ActiveRain discovery I made today. I saw a reference that a person that I subscribe to learned alot about a particular topic from so-and-so. So I went to their blog and was looking for articles on that topic. Hmmm... On my own blog page, I can pull up articles by the "tags" list... but I didn't see that on any other peoples pages. Anyway, long story short, I did some URL digging around and discovered something I think is very cool. If you append /tags to the person's AR blog address and press enter it takes you to their "tag cloud". A Tag Cloud is this - all the tags are shown and the words are sized relatively according to how much they get used. Bigger the word, the more the person uses that tag.

I've only been blogging on AR for just over a month, so I have a baby tag cloud. But you might find it interesting all the same. You can see my tag cloud here

When you write an article, you are asked to create a tags list. I think of the tags as the same as if I were creating an index on a book. What words describe my article and would they make a good category to group my articles together by.

I mentioned before if you subscribe to my blog, you will be fair game for me as I look for information to illustrate a point or feature somebody. This time let's look at Alan May's tag cloud... He'll have a lot more tags to illustrate my point

I'll write more articles in the future for smart tagging and strategizing on your tags. But for now, have fun checking out some tag clouds!

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Comments (87)

Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY

Fascinating - I loved learning this new thing.  I cleaned up my tags once, but no one would know it by now.  Must put it back on my project list.  You may be "new" to AR, but I'm glad I subscribed a while back, already.  I anticipate learning more from your next blogs!

Sep 18, 2010 03:31 AM
Peggy Dowcett
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Concord, MA
978.302.3988, Concord, MA - Mass Real Estate

I just checked out my own tag cloud, I definitely have some cleaning up to do and need to work on naming my tags. I look forward to more posts! Thank you. 

Sep 21, 2010 02:16 AM
Doug Anderson
Tucker Associates Real Estate Services - Danville, CA
Bay Area Real Estate Views

Craig - Thanks again.  This is just fantastic more bookmark info for research.

Sep 21, 2010 11:34 AM
Steven Beam
RE/MAX Alliance - Parker Colorado Real Estate. - Parker, CO
Parker Colorado Real Estate

I never knew. Guess we should all pay more attention.

Sep 22, 2010 02:59 PM
Jon Elshaug
Sinacore & Associates - Fallbrook, CA
Independent REALTOR 760.390.8396 - USMC (Ret)

Just stepped in a WOW learned something new   can't beat that  with a ......

Sep 30, 2010 04:31 AM
Stephanie Williams, Realtor Murrells Inlet
Seaside Properties - Murrells Inlet, SC

I didn't catch this earlier, but got to it through a link.  Thanks for the info.  I am a newbie and really trying to figure out all this blogging stuff.  It's all new to me.  Slowly but surely, I am starting to understand.  Thanks again!!

Oct 06, 2010 08:21 AM
Andy Chaudoir
Professional Inspection Services - Georgetown, Texas - Georgetown, TX
Your Home Inspection Connection in Central Texas

Hello Craig - Thanks for the help.  I'm off to see my tag cloud!

Oct 19, 2010 04:14 PM
Jen Bowman
Keller Williams on the Water - Holmes Beach, FL
Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL

Ugh, mine is a mess. I started consolidating a few.  This gives me great stuff to go forward with.  Thank you for another great post.

Dec 31, 2010 12:57 PM
Ron T. Weems Jr.
Weems Property Group | KW North Sound - Bothell, WA
Managing the details one home at a time.


Thanks for the information. I am slowly but surely getting all this technology stuff together.

Jan 05, 2011 09:26 AM
Jeremy Wrenn
Winslow Homes - Youngsville, NC
C.O.O., Winslow Homes

Craig, this is so cool as well!  You've got some practical and helpful stuff on your blog!  Glad they are linked in your profile, which is another good idea.

Mar 13, 2011 05:29 PM
Liz Lockhart
Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO - Cape Girardeau, MO
GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate

Ah, gee, and I thought VARIETY was a good thing! I guess I need to work on a cleaner cloud.

Mar 15, 2011 03:20 PM
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

from Craig ... moved previous comment here with smaller graphic -- original comment graphic was too large but I didn't want to lose valuable comment

From  Pat & Wayne Harriman commented on 9/16/20 (#49)

"And if you want to see what your tags look like all prettied up, just hop on over to Wordle.net and enter your AR blog URL and it will convert your tag cloud into a very colorful and well laid out word picture that you customize to your liking.

Here's what ours looks like:"

tag cloud


Mar 29, 2011 09:35 AM
Pat & Wayne Harriman
Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499 - Wallingford, CT
Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate

Sorry Craig, didn't realize the graphic was too large, it looked fine when I posted it. Thanks for adjusting it!

Mar 29, 2011 10:28 AM
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

hi Harrimans - you must have had notifications ON to come back and see my update ;)

graphics in comments can't be wider than 500 pixels otherwise it makes the whole post go WIDER than the header graphic on the blog...

thanks for checking in, loved your comment here to highlight wordle to us! -c-

Mar 29, 2011 10:35 AM
Pat & Wayne Harriman
Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499 - Wallingford, CT
Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate

You're right, we DO have notifications on! I'll be sure to watch that graphic width setting from now on! Thx again!

Mar 29, 2011 11:17 AM
Larry Atkins
State Wide Realty Co. - Farmville, VA

Wow, this really showed me I need to narrow my focus some. Thanks for the tip.

Jun 03, 2011 08:30 AM
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

Craig, this is way cool!  I wondered how you did that.  Reminds me I haven't done a Wordle in ages!  Thanks for sharing!  

Jun 07, 2011 06:58 AM
Kim Carnes
Licensed - Certified Home Inspectors (317) 753-7098 - Indianapolis, IN
Carnes Home Inspections - Indianapolis Metro Area and beyond -

Hi Craig

I love the wordle thing...I even remembered it from past blogs....thanks again from the new guy!

Jun 14, 2011 04:13 PM
Karen L. Pietsch
Cary Property Pros - 4 Sale Realty, Inc. - Crystal Lake, IL
Cary Property Pros. Cary Property Pros Premier Real Estate

Craig, I've been away from AR for a while so I just now read this article on tags.  As usualy, you are a man with a wealth of information I love to retain.  Thanks again for yet another wonderful tip on determining who writes about what.  

Jun 16, 2011 12:51 PM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
This one was really an important blog post for me! Don't think I would have EVER known had you not told me!!! thanks!
Jun 18, 2011 03:32 AM

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