A Tag cloud is visual representation of tags which are normally designed by users. These tags generally are hyperlinks which lead to another website or content. Tags are represented as single word and it can be placed alphabetically or by the importance or popularity of the tag. Tag cloud holds great importance as it simplifies the website browsing and attracts user to desired content or website. It was first used by Flickr and from then it is getting popular day by day.
Tag clouds are very important to make your website or blog visible for users and search engines. Tag cloud has different form like word cloud, picture cloud, form cloud, text cloud etc and it is also not so complex task to add tag cloud on you website or blog. There are various free tools are available which can help you to add tag clouds for your website or blog but you need to keep some major points in mind while adding or developing tags.
If you are a developer or have a team of developer who are trying to develop your own cloud tags, choose appropriate language. You should always go for high-level languages like Python, PHP, etc for tag cloud coding as these languages are compatible for most servers.
Although WordPress community already offering free tools and add-ins to add tag clouds to your website, you can place Tag clouds on your wesite o blog using free tools and website links available online. Here is a simple example to add a tag cloud:
One way of adding a tag cloud is by using a plug in. Get a plugin from any website or from WordPress community domain. After installing the plug-in you can us the tag cloud form various RSS feeds. These tag clouds can generally be text pattern tag clouds and will be represented on your web site or blog as a link to other content or references. You can also provide references of your clouds to TagCloud to view it and can simply cut and paste the code. It will be displayed on your website. TagCloud is very useful link and it is already monitoring millions of RSS feeds and generating the required report as well.
If you need to help to create word cloud, you can use free tool called wordle.
It can produce word clouds from the required text or text designed by website owner.
It is very easy to set-up clouds on your website, but it may take several days to get the desired result from the cloud. It needs to be regularly updated and then only your cloud can get populated