By Stephanie Ciccarelli
August 23, 2006
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.
Want some tips?
â€¢ Keep tags to three words, separated by commas that best describe the content of the demo.
â€¢ Natural, simple language is best.
â€¢ Capitalize the first letter of each word.
â€¢ Tags should explain the demo title.
Here are some tags that you could include to describe your voice-over demos:
â€¢ Hard Sell
â€¢ Soft Sell
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.
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.
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