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Tumblr For Dummies Portable Edition by Sue Jenkins

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Tumblr Tag Clouds

A tag cloud is a list of hyperlinked tags or keywords on a website that helps visitors to visualize the importance of each word by its relative size and color within the list. The bigger the word, the more important it is on a site, whereas the smaller the word, the less important it is compared to the rest.

Sometimes tag clouds are alphabetized but more often the words are floating in a blob or confined area without any seeming order to their placement within the cloud. Regardless of how they’re organized, the links, when clicked, take visitors to another location within the site that features content related to each word.

You can add a free, customizable tag-cloud generator to your Tumblr blog by pasting some code into your site at the location where you’d like it to appear. To grab a copy of the free code for your Tumblr blog, or to preview what the tag cloud for your Tumblr blog might look like, visit Heather Rivers’ website at http://rive.rs/projects/tumblr-tag-clouds , and follow the instructions on the page. (See Figure 10-8.)

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Figure 10-8: Preview the tag cloud for your Tumblr blog before adding the code to your site.

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