Topics Tags and Hashtags

How does the categorisation work?

My idea behind this was to build categorisation similar Medium.com, they have “Topics” and “Tags”.

Topics

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

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).
 

#Tags

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.
 

Other Categorisation

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.