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ZoomClouds - Add a Custom Tag Cloud to Your Blog

If you've been longing for an easy way to add a tag cloud to your site or your blog, you should take a look at what ZoomClouds has to offer. With only a few easy steps, you can have an attractive customized tag cloud that will update with your content for free!
Published: Jun 5, 2006
Author: Stacy Reed

If you've been longing for an easy way to add a tag cloud to your site or your blog, you should take a look at what ZoomClouds has to offer. In only a few easy steps, they'll provide you with a string of code that you can copy and paste into your site's code and voila! You've got an attractive customized tag cloud that will update with your content for free!

ZoomClouds uses the Yahoo! Content Analysis API as well as their own content analysis tool to make sure that your most recent content is reflected in the tag cloud. You can choose how long you want content to be tagged, anywhere from one day, a week, a month, a year, how about forever? It's completely up to you and you can always change your mind about it later.

Editing the way your tag cloud looks is a breeze. You can choose the color and size of the font, change the background color, add a border... you get the idea. Want more tags to show up in the cloud? Want less? The tags themselves can be filtered in and out of the tag cloud; it's very easy to add and remove words from your filtered lists. Once you've edited your cloud, you can save it and come back to edit it again later.

To top it all off, they've got a neat little stats tracker that shows how many times each tag has been clicked. They even offer some neat tips and tricks for those who want to tweak their tag cloud even further. I literally had mine set up and running on my blog in a matter of only 15 minutes after creating my account at ZoomClouds. I recommend this service to anyone anxious to incorporate a little Web 2.0 functionality into their Website or blog.


About Stacy Reed

Stacy Reed is Tucows' resident software librarian and editor. She has been reviewing PC and mobile software as well as web services for over a decade. Helping developers improve and promote their products is only one of her areas of expertise. Stacy is also an advocate for Open Source, Creative Commons and freeware, taking special interest in educational resources, social media, cloud sharing, and mobile technology.

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