According to Wikipedia a tag cloud “is a visual representation for text data, typically used to depict keyword metadata (tags) on websites, or to visualize free form text. Tags are usually single words, and the importance of each tag is shown with font size or color.This format is useful for quickly perceiving the most prominent terms and for locating a term alphabetically to determine its relative prominence. When used as website navigation aids, the terms are hyperlinked to items associated with the tag.”
Tag clouds are not another factor that can affect SEO. Tag clouds can be used as well as a graphic resource to attract the audience’s attention.
Creating a attractive tag cloud, at first sight, could seem something related with designers. To take advantage of the tag clouds there are some online tools that can used to create exclusive and attractive tag clouds. It is only necesary to select the tags and start using this tools.
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There are more options, but the following five online tools to create tag clouds offer interesting opportunities:
Tagul is a tag cloud generator wich offers a wide range of options to create attractive tag clouds. It is possible to choose between different shapes, fonts or colors.
Registration is neccesary to use it, but it offers the choice of social login.
Another tag cloud generator is Tagxedo.
Tagxedo is very intuitive and has lot of options to create a tag cloud. Results will be striking. It gives a lot of shapes to choose and then create the tag cloud. Registration is also needed and it makes possible to share the tag clouds on the social networks.
Wordsift is the Stanford University´s tag cloud generator.
Maybe the tag clouds that is possible to create are not as attractive as the ones created with others tag cloud generators, but it links the tags to searchers, thesaurus… making an interesting difference.
In the following video is shown how it works
Tagcrowd is another good choice to create a tag cloud.
Tagcrowd mades posible to choose the language or how many times a tag should appear at least in the text to be included. Perhaps it hasn´t too much design options, but the last two we just said are quite interesting.
Vocabgrabber is another tag cloud generator that can be used to create a different tag cloud.
Vocagbragger works scanning the text and choosing the most common tags. Once the tags are listed, it offers the option to order them, classify and save them.
On the other side the tag cloud is not going to be as attractive as if we use other tag cloud generator.
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