A month ago a closed sticky post in the support forums featured the surprise announcement Zemanta dashboard integration was removed from WordPress.com. Yet some WordPress.com bloggers are still wondering where suggested related content (images, links, related articles, and tags) in their dashboard went.
Zemanta automatically provided content and was very easy to use. It was and is still available as a Zemanta browser extension with all the same features and I used it long before there was a dashboard version.
Our WordPress developers are working on incorporating some functionality previously provided by Zemanta.
WordPress.com’s and related posts system will automatically place text links to three related posts from your own blog below the Likes sections of your post.
Tags and Tagging
For assigning the minimum combined number of relevant Categories and Tags to your posts see: Categories, Categories vs Tags, and Tags. Note the reasons for non-appearance of posts on WordPress.com Topics (Tags and Categories) pages. For tips on tagging read Quick Blog Post Tagging Tips.
Images and Media
There are many free sources of images and media: More Sources of Free Images for Blogs and Websites, Free Images for Your Blog or Website, 20 Gov’t Sources of Free Images for Your Blog, Public Domain Images, Finding Free Images and other Media
For history buffs: Aug 17, 2010 was the date of the Jazz Up your Posts With Zemanta announcement that we had access to related content (images, links, related articles, and tags) in our WordPress.com Dashboards.
Did you use Zemanta’s related content (images, links, related articles, and tags?
If you did then have you installed the browser extension?
If you didn’t use Zemanta, why not?