It is important to label your photos, videos, discussion forums,
and blogs with tags to make them easier for others to find when
searching for content. Tags will appear at the bottom of your
content after you post it.
Tagging is used to organize content based upon the topics to which
Think of common keywords that you or someone else might use to
search for your photos, videos, blogs, and discussion posts.
For example, you can tag a discussion about a Global Connections
and Exchange (GCE) student's experience in the United States with
descriptive tags like "GCE, exchange, experience, USA, the country
the participant is from, and the name of the city and state the
participant was placed in." These sorts of tags help to guide you
and other ExchangesConnect members who are searching the site for
any of these topics.
Tags also help make the search process more effective on
ExchangesConnect. For example, while reading the same discussion
forum about the GCE student's experience, you might want to find
out more about other people's experience in the GCE program.
Clicking the tag "GCE"
would take you to a list of all
discussion forums that also have the same tag.
So, the next time you that are uploading a file, adding photos or
posting to a forum, remember to add your tags. It's quick and easy,
and it will boost the value and searchability of your content. To
add tags, enter words or short phrases, separated by commas, into
the "Edit Your Tags"
To enter a tag phrase longer than one word, you
must put quotes before and after the phrase, like this:
Again, tags should be words or short phrases that others might
search. Tagging content with a long phrase like "Global Connections
and Exchange in Afghanistan" will be less useful than adding the
separate tags "GCE", "Afghanistan", and "exchange."