Register Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools
Old 19 Mar 2015, 15:48
TheAdminMarket's Avatar
TheAdminMarket TheAdminMarket is offline
Join Date: Jun 2013
Real name: Christos Teriakis
Tags, the best way to use?


I'm wondering which is the best way to work with Tags. It's not vBulletin specific but for all scripts, that's why I'm posting it in this forum.

At least as I know there 2 types for using Tags.

1.- First the user can adds any word he thinks that is more important to work like tag. This has the advantage the freedom of choice, the disadvantage of the big amount of tags. In addition is a common problem when there are typos in the tag.

2.- Admin adds the tags and the user selects one or more from those predefinied tags. The advantage is a compact amount of tags, errors free. Disadvantage that is almost impossible for the admin to add even 70% of the words that a user maybe wants.

Does anyone has experiance on what method other scripts (Forums or CMS like WP, Joomla) etc are using?

Thank you
Reply With Quote
Old 20 Mar 2015, 01:51
HM666's Avatar
HM666 HM666 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2014
Real name: Len Kaiser
There is also a tag mod on here that automatically selects tags for the thread based on the content. So that is another way of doing tags.
Reply With Quote
Old 23 Mar 2015, 13:30
Princeton's Avatar
Princeton Princeton is offline
Join Date: Nov 2001
Real name: Joe Velez
if you go with option #1 or HM666 option you will end up with a lot of crap over the years ... to clean up this crap you will end up with 2 options: 1) delete all tags or 2) manually go through 30,000+ tags and remove the crap tags

if you use Tags appropriately it can help with SEO - if not, you will end up hurting your SEO efforts
Former Staff Member

Latest Articles:
Liquid Layout = Less Ad Revenue?
How to Monetize Your Site
Improve Web Page Performance
How To Write For The Web

If it needs instructions, there's room for improvement.
Give users what they actually want, not what they say they want. And whatever you do, don't give them new features just because your competitors have them!
Reply With Quote
Old 23 Mar 2015, 14:03
RichieBoy67's Avatar
RichieBoy67 RichieBoy67 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2004
Real name: Richie
Yeah, I never do auto tagging. They end up being crap. Just add them yourself when creating threads or let mods do them. otherwise you get crap tags that are worthless.

Let us take care of your forum, seo, seo reports, maintenance, what ever you need.

Reply With Quote
Old 23 Mar 2015, 21:46
HM666's Avatar
HM666 HM666 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2014
Real name: Len Kaiser
Hey now guys did not say I was doing that or even going to do that He wanted options, its one of them.
Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Administrative and Maintenance Tools Better ACP Tag Manager (search for tags, display x tags in x cols) sockwater vBulletin 3.8 Add-ons 29 27 May 2015 15:19
Administrative and Maintenance Tools [Tags Killer] Delete all tags mod ( mass tags delete ) merkaz vBulletin 3.8 Add-ons 22 09 Jan 2012 09:05
New Posting Features Pre-Defined Topic Tags for Zoints Thread Tags SBlueman vBulletin 3.6 Template Modifications 4 17 Oct 2007 05:42

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 16:53.

Layout Options | Width: Wide Color: