My idea behind this was to build categorisation similar Medium.com, they have “Topics” and “Tags”.
Topics are used for the top-level parent category and the broader subject matter – these are curated from the ‘Tags’ that the authors set.
Articles are manually added to a different topic (or multiple in some cases) based on the appropriate subject matter – which I will do to keep my data organised.
This allows for logical grouping of “Tags”, which can belong to different ‘Topics’ or categories.
An Example: Growth Hacking (Topic), would have an article that could have tags or Growth, SEO, Case Studies, PPC Tricks.
The ‘tag’: “Case Studies” here could be related to many other topics, so it is quite generic in nature however relevant contextualy.
Tags are used for searching, for defining a topic and can be an arbitrary name – e.g.SEO for beginners.
These are how I add them to the higher-level topics, and between topics if necessary.
It is important to tag sensibly using common search terms and not use too many arbitrary long sentences – 3 words max I am thinking and from a defined list (work in progress).
This would be used where you would want the article to be made public and on a particular social network – e.g Linkedin.
It is always best to add a relevant high volume #hashtag on the relevant social media network in question – one with a high volume of searches, subscribers, etc… this helps to promote it.
I will work on documenting the different high volume tags for the various ‘priority’ content distribution channels and add them to have separate tagging for each target – these will be external only tags, as they may not be relevant to my internal tagging.
Depending on the nature of what I am cataloging I will apply other levels sub-categorisation before it appears in searchable form
e.g if I have just built a list of URLs to come back to or its something to read later then delete.