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Adding Tags to your VO Demos at Voices.com

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

August 23, 2006

Comments (10)

Wonder what a 'tag' is? You're not alone. Tags are one of the newest feature additions to Voices.com. Tag your demos to increase your search rankings at Voices.com!

At Voices.com, you will soon be able to add 'tags' to your voice-over demos. A 'tag' is like a keyword used to describe a specific item, in this case, your voice-over demo.

These 'tags' act as identifiers for clients searching for a specific sound or voice type.

For example, if you have tagged your commercial demo as Enthusiastic, Coy, and Determined, your commercial demo will appear for keyword searches relating to tags you have associated with your commercial demo. The tags will be displayed directly under the flash player on your webpage, describing your demo for visitors as well as attract those who are searching.

A client searching for the keyword "Enthusiastic" would find your commercial demo in their search results, simply because you took the time to tag your demos with appropriate adjectives or keywords.

tags.gifWant some tips?

• Keep tags to three words, separated by commas that best describe the content of the demo.
• Natural, simple language is best.
• Capitalize the first letter of each word.
• Tags should explain the demo title.

Here are some tags that you could include to describe your voice-over demos:

• Fresh
• Clear
• Funny
• Silly
• Deep
• Light
• Smart
• Hard Sell
• Soft Sell
• Gritty
• Friendly
• Narrator
• Young
• Old
• Character
• British
• French
• Spanish


The tags that you select must reflect the content of your voice-over demo. The more accurate the tags are, the more likely a client will find what they are looking for quickly and easily.

To help you out, we created a template that you can work from. Click here to download the Tags Sheet.

Take some time in the next couple of days to evaluate your voice-over demos and preselect tags that best describe each voice sampling.

Be sure that each demo has different tags associated with it. This will increase the number of keywords you rank for in the search engine and will also diversify your tags.

Cheers,

Stephanie

P.S. If you have trouble describing your demos or voice, ask a friend, colleague, or your voice instructor to give you a hand. Consulting a thesaurus is another option that will help you to choose unique keywords.

Related Topics: French


Comments


    Stephanie,

    What a wonderful addition to our demos. I think this is a great idea.

    Be well,
    Bob

    Posted by:

      Hi Stephanie,

      I agree with Bob, that these new types of "tags" will be a great tool that voice-talents can use. The more tools the better! I'm excited for this option being available.

      Between these upcoming tag options, and InteractiveVoices now being simply Voices.com, I am even more positive than I was before, that joining Voices.com was the best voice-over investment I made this year!

      Wayne Henderson
      www.waynelhenderson.com

      Posted by:

        Great idea Stephanie! Obviously somebody at Voices.com is always thinking of new and innovating ideas that will help both the client and the voiceover artist. These "tags" will surely become a win-win situation. I, too, made a wise decision...by investing a little cash and a lot of time into voices.com!

        Tag! You're it!

        Cheers!

        Blair Wilson

        Posted by:

          Nice thinking ...

          www.dmdvoices.com

          dave delaney

          Posted by:

            Stephanie, good work. Now the question I have is, do the tags appear in the file name of the demo? It's not clear. Or am I missing something else? (Always a probability!)

            Posted by:

              Hi Mike,

              You'll be able to type the tags in a separate field when you upload / edit your demos.

              You can name your files as usual :)

              Thank you for the great question!

              Stephanie

              Posted by:

                Stephanie,

                Excellent addition to an already first-class web marketing tool to help the voice actors and the clients.

                Gotta love it!

                Best,

                Bobbin Beam

                Posted by:

                  I'm relatively new to Interactive Voices (soon to be Voices.Com) but have been impressed since day one. The email newsletters really help and inform. Support is fast, and the web site is easy to use. These keyword tags for voice over demos are going to be another great addition. Thanks.

                  Nikki - www.nikkisaco.com

                  Posted by:

                    Question on the tags: If I have a commercial demo that has one minute of many different tags, how do I label that?

                    Posted by:
                    • Debbie Grattan
                    • August 28, 2006 10:56 AM

                      Hi Debbie,

                      Nice to hear from you!

                      From my understanding, the tag field for each demo contains 40 characters. I'd recommend aiming for three or four words that best describe that specific demo.

                      Stephanie

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