Five ways you should be tagging right now.

#TackkTips

1. Categories

As mentioned in the basics of tagging, think of tags as categories — standard-language descriptive buckets that mark what your Tackk is about. When choosing a categorical tag for your Tackk, consider how other people would describe or find your content, start big and whittle down.

EXAMPLE: You've tackked your favorite cranberry-lemon bar recipe for Thanksgiving. Consider tagging with these categories: recipe, dessert, Thanksgiving.

2. Descriptive

Now, whittle down! Descriptive tags fine-tune your categorical tags. Back to those cranberry-lemon bars. Ask yourself: what kind of recipe is this? It's dessert, Thanksgiving, easy, fruit, lemon. Perhaps you've made it gluten-free or vegan.

Users can use descriptive tags to filter a larger Tackkboard. So, if we started on the recipe board, we could sort out the easy, lemon and dessert recipes too.

3. Location, location, location!

Location matters. Whether tackking about an event, a house for sale, your business or services, adding a location (not to mention a map!) helps people find your Tackk.

Add a location tag by typing the city name in the tags section below. Find it under the green LOCATION tags and select it. Note: if too many general tags with your city name exist, you might not see your city right away. Type out the full city name followed by state, no comma (i.e., "Cleveland Ohio" instead of "Cleveland, Ohio").

HOW TO USE IT: We see many Holistic Health practitioners using Tackk to promote their businesses, events and professional development opportunities. But what good is your massotherapist if he lives in Tucson and you're in Columbus? Well, you can filter the board to include only Holistic Health Tackks for Columbus.

4. Blog/Community

Fact: the whole world doesn't need to be your audience. You can use your Tackks to build and engage community around your topic or content. And we've got a tag for that. Actually, you do.

When you create a unique tag (i.e., your blog name or community moniker), you create a unique Tackkboard. You can use that board to post your own content for readers to view OR invite your audience to add content to the board with you.

Simply direct users to your Tackkboard. They can either read your posts or click on the plus-box to start a pre-tagged Tackk of their own.

EXAMPLE: Let's look at a DIY Crafts blog called Hello, Handmades. They want readers to submit their own DIY-craft projects and tutorials. Using a call-to-action Tackk, they outline simple steps for creating a DIY Tackk and adding it to their Hello, Handmades board. Editors use the board to vet submissions, readers use it to see other community members' projects and how-to's.

5. Classroom/assignment

Educators show us new ways to use Tackk in the classroom every day. One of our favorites is the assignment Tackkboard. Long story short: when a teacher makes an assignment, s/he gives students a specific classroom or assignment tag to use. All assignments are turned in on this singular Tackkboard, which the teacher uses to access and review. Here's the step-by-step for classroom/assignment Tackkboards.