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Hello.
I notice listed tags appearing within web pages more and more. What are these? I though tags were added within the HTML code to assist search engines?

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Got an example for us, Andy?

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Hi. I'll note it the next time I come across. If I try and find a page now, I know I won't! Andy. But I do see them quite frequently now..
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When you say listed tags, do you mean you are seeing:

<ol>, <li> and/or <ul> tags or are you seeing metadata references.

What browser are you using?
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Maybe something like this (in the gray bar)????:
http://mashable.com/2010/02/16/google-w ... -donation/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Or something like this perhaps: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; where the tags get larger, the more popular the term.

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That's it. Of course, since posting the question I haven't come across any.
Some sites also give you the option to add tags. What are they and how are they implemented in HTML/ Javascript? Thanks, Andy.
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That was what I was eluding too in my original answer about meta tagging. They are very prevelant in Blogs but used in a lesser way. Simple tagging using a mixture of css (to name the element and therefore give it an elementId) and javascript to add it to the html via string manipulation in the innerHTML.

In the example mbarron has provided it uses similarly tagging methodology but adjusts the size of the text by manipulating the text size by javasctipt and exposing the styling.
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Thank you.
It seems they are not related to tags that appear as metadata in web pages to assist search engines. It seems it's a catch all term.
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