A Topic Cloud Eases Visitor Experience and Enhances Your Brand
What is a MyST Topic Cloud?

I promise to answer in a moment. But just in case the same thing happened to you that happened to me the first time I saw one, I have to ask a favor.

Please, come back after your three or four hours of intense fascination – if not today, then tomorrow.

Thanks.

Oh yes, I’m serious. So serious that I had a hard time figuring out how to write about a Topic Cloud without getting sucked in again myself.

And failed. (I was playing around with it so long this time that the first time I lost this post – my login timed out.)

You will be bypnotized. And now you can’t say I didn’t warn you…

On with the discussion of what a MyST Topic Cloud is and what it can do for your site….

The best answer to our first question, comes, not surprisingly, from the Topic Cloud itself.

Clicking on the question mark in our Topic Cloud yields the following answer:

A MyST Topic Cloud™ provides a simple view of important keywords and key-phrases used in a blogsite.

The topic cloud view makes it easy to identify subjects that are discussed in the blogsite—frequently discussed subjects are presented in larger type and brighter colors while seldom-discussed subjects are represented more subtly.

The addictive style of a MyST Topic Cloud is borne of its intuitive design. One of the most important things it can do for your site also lies here: your visitors can browse your site by their area of interest.

If I want to know more about blogging, I can just click on that word in the Topic Cloud.

There I find every reference to blogging from this Blogsite, with its date, link and related tags, such as business blogging.

To understand more about its benefit to potential browsers, you need only think about how search engines have been structured to catalog documents – and what the next step in the evolution could be.

Right now, we type in queries of phrases – sometimes entire questions. The result is that we get a list of the internal systems of the search engines have decided are related to that query.

But when we get to the site, we have to go to what is often a hierarchy of documents to navigate a site. How do we find the documents that are important to us, or related to the document we’re on?

MyST Topic Clouds address this question in a clean, straightforward fashion.

I could go on and on about just the user benefits of the MyST Topic Cloud alone. However, I need to get back to my “research” on the topic. Next time we’ll discuss the internal benefits to the Blogger who uses it.

The best way to see it in action is to take a look at a MyST Topic Cloud for yourself. If you’re familiar with tagging, it will look simiilar to you. If not, no matter. Just look at the first page, pick a topic, and get lost in the cloud…

(You can call the time you spend exploring “research” too, even though it’s so much fun.)

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A Topic Cloud Eases Visitor Experience and Enhances Your Brand
What is a MyST Topic Cloud?

I promise to answer in a moment. But just in case the same thing happened to you that happened to me the first time I saw one, I have to ask a favor.

Please, come back after your three or four hours of intense fascination – if not today, then tomorrow.

Thanks.

Oh yes, I’m serious. So serious that I had a hard time figuring out how to write about a Topic Cloud without getting sucked in again myself.

And failed. (I was playing around with it so long this time that the first time I lost this post – my login timed out.)

You will be bypnotized. And now you can’t say I didn’t warn you…

On with the discussion of what a MyST Topic Cloud is and what it can do for your site….

The best answer to our first question, comes, not surprisingly, from the Topic Cloud itself.

Clicking on the question mark in our Topic Cloud yields the following answer:

A MyST Topic Cloud™ provides a simple view of important keywords and key-phrases used in a blogsite.

The topic cloud view makes it easy to identify subjects that are discussed in the blogsite—frequently discussed subjects are presented in larger type and brighter colors while seldom-discussed subjects are represented more subtly.

The addictive style of a MyST Topic Cloud is borne of its intuitive design. One of the most important things it can do for your site also lies here: your visitors can browse your site by their area of interest.

If I want to know more about blogging, I can just click on that word in the Topic Cloud.

There I find every reference to blogging from this Blogsite, with its date, link and related tags, such as business blogging.

To understand more about its benefit to potential browsers, you need only think about how search engines have been structured to catalog documents – and what the next step in the evolution could be.

Right now, we type in queries of phrases – sometimes entire questions. The result is that we get a list of the internal systems of the search engines have decided are related to that query.

But when we get to the site, we have to go to what is often a hierarchy of documents to navigate a site. How do we find the documents that are important to us, or related to the document we’re on?

MyST Topic Clouds address this question in a clean, straightforward fashion.

I could go on and on about just the user benefits of the MyST Topic Cloud alone. However, I need to get back to my “research” on the topic. Next time we’ll discuss the internal benefits to the Blogger who uses it.

The best way to see it in action is to take a look at a MyST Topic Cloud for yourself. If you’re familiar with tagging, it will look simiilar to you. If not, no matter. Just look at the first page, pick a topic, and get lost in the cloud…

(You can call the time you spend exploring “research” too, even though it’s so much fun.)

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