What on EARTH is Geotagging and how can you use it to promote your WordPress Blog??
Geotagging (also written as GeoTagging) is the process of adding geographical identification metadata to various media such as a geotagged photograph or video, websites, SMS messages, QR Codes or RSS feeds and is a form of geospatial metadata. These data usually consist of latitude and longitude coordinates, though they can also include altitude, bearing, distance, accuracy data, and place names.
Geotagging can help users find a wide variety of location-specific information. For instance, one can find images taken near a given location by entering latitude and longitude coordinates into a suitable image search engine. Geotagging-enabled information services can also potentially be used to find location-based news, websites, or other resources. Geotagging can tell users the location of the content of a given picture or other media or the point of view, and conversely on some media platforms show media relevant to a given location.
How to use it in your WordPress.com blog:
WordPress.com allows you to geotag your user profile and posts. That means you can assign an earthly location to your account and to each of your posts.
WordPress.com will soon launch a **Geo Search ** feature that will allow people to find your posts based on their locations. To show up in the search results, you need to turn geotagging on and start geotagging your posts.
Turn Geotagging On
To start geotagging, you must first activate the feature in your profile. Go to your blog’s admin and click “Users” → “Personal Settings” from the admin menu.
Under “My Location”, click the checkbox to “Enable Geotagging”.