There is just one week left until the launch of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. Hopefully everyone is excited and has great things planned for all of their blog posts, but especially the Creative Blog post and Photography topics which have really fired people's imaginations this year.
As there are seven days left to go, I thought some clarification on the post tags was in order, as I have had a number of questions regarding them over the weekend. There are three different places where you might wish to place your tag. Either in the title of your post, in the tags/labels section of your post, or in the actual body of your post, like so:
Each tag will begin with the characters 3KCBW, which stand for '3rd Knitting and Crochet Blog Week', and there is an individual code for each day. As long as the code is typed into one of those three places, Google will find it on your page, and that is the most important thing.
'Why is Google finding the post tag on my page important?'
The unique, daily post tags are what help Google and other bloggers/readers find your posts on the daily blogging topics. The codes are designed to be unique, and have never been used on any webpage before, because they are a nonsense string of letters to most readers, but to anyone who looks for one of these blogging codes after the launch of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week they will return results for all of the blog posts that have taken part - yours included. To see one of these blog codes in action from last year, click the following link to perform a Google search for the tag for day 1: 2KCBWDAY1.
These tags and the resulting search results will also form the basis of how the prize draw prizes will be awarded (please note that this does not include the prizes for most creative blog post or creative photograph, which will be voted upon). A Google Search will be performed for all of the post tags, and a random number generator will then be used to choose a page and entry number for each of the prizes.
Is there any reason for me not to want to use the tags?
Yes, if you don't want anybody to find your blog posts by searching for them in relation to Knitting and Crochet Blog Week or because you simply cannot stand winning gorgeous prizes.
So, where are the codes again?