Amazon Adds Tags To Product Pages

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Users browsing Amazon’s web site can add their tags to items, making them easier to remember and find when shopping later.

Amazon.com’s Blake Scholl posted a note about the addition of tags to the online retailer’s products.

Tagging has become a popular way of classifying blog posts and web sites. With Amazon, the use of tags offers another way to customize the user experience on the site.

An example Scholl gives in his post has the user tagging holiday gift items with people’s names. Tags show up in the user’s profile, along with the items that have been tagged. Retrieving items tagged for a person become a trivial operation to perform.

One important item to note about tagging on Amazon is that tags are public by default. Users can make their tags private, probably a wise thing to do when tagging items by the names of family members. Or, since many people have the same first and last names, confusion could reign when searching for one and getting the results for another.

A concern raised on the message board where Scholl posted asks why sections for tags were placed above the reviews. If a list of tags for an item becomes lengthy, it could make an item’s page very cluttered.

David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business. Email him here.

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