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Wordpress Auto Tag based on post title

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by shudogg, May 7, 2011.

  1. shudogg

    shudogg Regular Member

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    I have a blog that is automatically getting fed content on a daily bases. None of the posts currently have tags included on the posts. Does anyone know of a wordpress plugin that will automatically add tags to the old existing posts if I enter in a list of all the tags needed?

    For instance, it is adding television episodes. Here is an example of the title of the post: "Greys Anatomy-07×20".

    I would like to add the tag "greys anatomy" and have it automatically add all of the posts with "greys anatomy".

    Basically this is needed for SEO so I can focus on ranking for keywords including specific episodes like: "watch greys anatomy online" and it would be a link to my tag like: mysite.com/greys-anatomy/ and that URL would list all my posts in descending order showing all my episodes for greys anatomy.

    Just asking on here if anyone knows exactly what plugin will do this.
     
  2. shudogg

    shudogg Regular Member

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    beaglejuice Power Member

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    Tag pig is what you're looking for. I'm using it in all my blogs and working wonders to my traffic.
     
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    I had the same problem, it went for a while before I noticed it...

    I added a plugin called tagpig, it now adds tags as the posts are auto-generated.
    It hasn't dealt with the older ones, as thats for 'PRO' users.

    I've just checked their site to get the url and noticed that you can get the 'PRO' for $7 for a 7 day trial.... I think I might grab it and get it to blast tags into the older posts, I'll let you know how it goes.

    certainly for newer posts, it's doing a great job.

    Code:
    http://blogpig.com/products/tagpig/
    I've seen Strictly Auto Tags mentioned a bit, tried it and didn't get on with it, may just be me though..


    Si
     
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    I use a plugin called "Strictly Auto Tags", you can find it on the Wordpress site. With all of your old posts not having tags, just go into the settings area for strictly auto tags and you will see a button that says re-tag posts, this will only tag posts without any tags, you can also select the re-tag all posts check box and it will retag everything.

    After that, for every post that comes in it will automatically put on tags.

    That's what I use.
     
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    Thank you everyone for your input. I will try out the plugins mentioned first. There are thousands of plugins to choose from, so I was just looking to narrow down my search.

    Thanks.
     
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    Just to finalize this thread, for those who have this question in the future.

    I had around 1400 posts already on my site, and none of them had tags. My site is autoblogging every day updating with new television episodes. So there are a lot of posts for the same episode. Example: there are 27 different epsidoes posted for "House MD".

    I tried the two plugins mentioned above: tagpig and strictly auto tags.

    I ended up using "simple tags" which is free, and you can find it by searching the wordpress plugins site. It supported OpenCalais, Alchemy, and Zemanta. I assume these are sites that the plugin will look to for tags on your new posts. I think TagPig used these same sites (or similar), but you have to pay for the Pro version of TagPig. This Simple Tags plugin supported them and is free :). So imo this is better than tagpig, because it is free and does everything it can do and more!

    So my next concern was, I have 0 tags loaded into my wordpress settings. I manually went through all the posts on my site, and made a list of the episodes. Then added a comma after each one and made a list..

    Example: being erica,hells kitchen,lost girl,dexter,the league,the mentalist,warehouse 13,eureka,boardwalk empire,merlin

    Using simple tags, go to "Tools > Auto Terms". I have "activation" and "Target" checked. Then in the keyword list, paste in your entire list.. "being erica,hells kitchen,lost girl,dexter,....."

    This keyword list is what will mass auto create your wordpress tags, and also add the tags to the matching existing blog posts.

    I went from 0 tags, to 150 tags effortlessly. Now all my posts of episodes, have the matching tag.

    Mission Complete!
     
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