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#Tip of the day for journalists: Geotag your content using a WordPress plugin

October 19th, 2012Posted by in Top tips for journalists

If you are a journalist for a news outlet where location is a key part of the story (such as a local or hyperlocal news site), it is worth geotagging your stories to help search engines deliver local results.

This post from the Knight Digital Media Center has a list of WordPress plugins that geotag your content.

One of the plugins, called Geolocation Plus, also allows you to great GeoRSS feeds. Location-based feeds have huge potential. They may further develop as a way Google and other search engines return results based on a person’s location; they may be used by social newsreader apps as a way of delivering local news; and they have huge potential for mobile news reading other areas.

For example, see this post from earlier in the week as it explains how Sarah Hartley has been experimenting with location-based feeds in her role at n0tice and for an augmented reality initiative by Talk About Local.

It is also well worth reading this post by Matt McAlister on why publishers should consider GeoRSS.

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