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tags only lead back to my own blog

  1. Why is it that [I first noticed it today] clicking on a tag does not lead me to other blogs with that tag/topic, but only back to the postings on my own blog?

    The blog I need help with is

  2. That's correct all Categories and Tags links have been localized finally, and now link only to our own blog content. However, our posts still appear on the global tag pages.

  3. Hi timethief,
    Thanks for your answer.
    To my mind, though, that new practice is a pity as before I was able to distinguish: categories could be used to lead to the respective posts on my blog whereas tags could be used to lead to other blogs. Any idea why that change was made and if it's going to be reversed?

  4. We bloggers have been waiting for this change to what amounts to unexpected and unwanted behavior for about 5 years now. Wank describes why it was introduced >

    The target of a link should be indicated by what the link says. It should not be dependent on where the link is located

  5. @wpvins
    Would you please remove the link to that site linked to your username and replace it with a link to your primary blog? Dashboard -> Users -> Personal Settings -> then scroll down to Account Details. Then scroll down to where it says ‘Website‘ select the URL for your primary blog and then save changes.

    Now every time you sign into the forum we can all click on your username and your blog will be linked to it. And every time you leave a comment on a blog your username can be likewise clicked and your blog can be instantly located.

  6. @timethief
    hope it'll work
    thanks for the hint

  7. It works! You're welcome. :)

  8. I liked it the way it was before. Clicking on my own tag could lead me direct to other intresting blogs with the same tag as me.

  9. You can still locate other blogs on the global tags pages by searching. It's easy to do. See here.

  10. Well, I certainly disagree. What can be easier than clicking on a tag on my own blog to find other blogs?

  11. I'm on the other side of this issue. I am among the many who have waited for years for our categories and tags links to be localized so they meet accessibility guidelines. The target of a link should be indicated by what the link says. It should not be dependent on where the link is located so I'm sorry but I don't sympathize with you.

    I like keeping my readers on my blog. I provide links to high quality, authoritative related blogs in the same niche regardless of where they are hosted. In other words the links I display are ones I recommend to readers for them to use to expand their knowledge of the topics I publish on. I did not appreciate having my readers click categories and tags links and sail off into other blogs as many of them lack the quality of content and relevancy that I would recommend to my readers. I'm happy with the change.

  12. Hotly debated here - some liked the incoming visits many resented the exit the blog part where visitors went to other sites. I got like ONE visitor per month from the global tags - many found it confusing to be sent off the site they were on and there was constant stream of people not liking the exit the site click -

  13. I've been here over 5 years now and my blogs have never received a significant traffic flow from the global tag pages either. I can count in one hand the number of clicks in both have received from the global tag pages. I think those on the other side of this issue may have been focused on using the tags and categories links on their own posts to locate other blogs rather than using the global tag page format for searching. So to them this change is "inconvenient".

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