5 online tools to create tag clouds

Following the Wikipedia´s definition, a tag cloud “is a visual representation for text data, typically used to depict keyword metadata (tags) on websites, or to visualize free form text. Tags are usually single words, and the importance of each tag is shown with font size or color.This format is useful for quickly perceiving the most prominent terms and for locating a term alphabetically to determine its relative prominence. When used as website navigation aids, the terms are hyperlinked to items associated with the tag.”

But appart from seo, we can use tag clouds as a graphic resource to attract the attention of readers.

Create attractive tag clouds, at first sight, could seem a thing only for designers. But there are some online tools we can use to create our own exclusive tag clouds. We just need to select the tags and start using this tools.

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For example, using the following five online tools to create tag clouds:

1. Tagul

Tagul is a tag cloud generators wich offers a wide range of option to create our tag clouds. We can choose between different shapes, fonts or colors.

Registration is neccesary , but we can log in from our social network profiles.



2. Tagxedo

Another tag cloud generador is Tagxedo.

This ones is very intuitive and has lot of options. We will get striking results. It gives a lot of shapes we can choose to create our tag clouds. Registration is algo needed and we can share our tag clouds to the social networks.


3. Wordsift

Wordsift is the Stanford University´s tag cloud generador.

Maybe the tag clouds we can create are not as attractive as we can create with others tag cloud generators, but we can link tags to searches, thesaurus…

There´s a vídeo where is shows how to use it.



4. Tagcrowd

Tagcrowd is another choice to create a tag cloud.

With this tool we can choose the language or how many times a tag should appear at least to be included. Perhaps it hasn´t too much design options, but the last two we just said are quite interesting.


5. Vocabgrabber

Vocabgrabber is another tag cloud generator we can choose.

It works scanning the text and choosing the most common tags. Once the tags are listed, it offers the option to  order, classify and save them.

On the other side the tag cloud wouldn´t be as attractive if we use other tag cloud generator.

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04. February 2013 by Antonio
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