Several have asked what this is all about and what use all these “words” have to you, the visitor. They appear at the bottom of nearly all posted articles. Although, the words shown below change with each article posted.
Well, if you “read” this stuff, you’ll notice that nearly all the “words” appear somewhere inside the “article”. These are called “TAGS” or “KEYWORDS”. They serve two functions. The very last phrase, |Leave a comment|, is where you can click to leave a reply or message — a “comment”.
- All the other words and phrases allows the visitor/reader (you) to “click on” any one of these words which results in presenting “other articles” on our web site that contain these same words. A kind of short-cut to navigate to the other articles without knowing “where” they are located on the web site.
- These words and phrases are also used by Internet Search Engines — such as Google, Bing, Yahoo and others. You look for (search) web sites describing what you are looking for. Internet articles containing specific words or phrases. The “search engine” scans the entire Internet and displays a collection (pages of “where”) of web sites having articles or information that include the words or phrases you specified in your search. This function is called SEO, meaning “Search Engine Optimization”, which, is one of the more important utilities that any web site should utilize in order to be “found” through your searches.
Let’s say you searched for the simple and often used word “and“. Through Google, for example, you might get the following result: “About 25,270,000,000 results (0.13 seconds)” [1/13th of one-second] which means “articles” containing the word “and” at least once was found more than 25 BILLION times and it took .13 moments of one-second to find ‘em! On the other hand, let’s say you searched for “Polymorphonuclear neutrophils” (white blood cells). That search resulted in “About 1,360,000 results (0.21 seconds)” and displayed the results in less than a quarter of one-second. Now, that’s quick.
Another example “word” to search on. This happens to be a “model number” to a Frigidaire stand-alone gas stove. Plug in the cryptic model number only: “fgf345gsa” (without the quotes) and see what you get! My results today came up with “About 1,790 results (0.16 seconds)” and did it in just 1/16th of one-second. The results displayed are mainly service centers, and parts suppliers for that specific stove.
Summary: Using the Internet’s search engines is an excellent way to locate information and pictures, even videos, on just about every subject known, worldwide. Key Words or Tags attached to the “article” are important to webmasters to the end “their web site” is listed as having those tag word(s) somewhere on their web site.
In our JoshuaTreeStar blog web site, these KeyWords or Tags are displayed to the end you can click on any of them to find other articles, plus, the webmaster of the site gets to use these words to help search engines “find” the sites that contain these tags.