Just a quick shout out about Global Tags and how they’ve gone a bit strange all of a sudden. When you write a post you can choose to add tags that are filed with that post, these are known as Global Tags. When someone clicks these on your post they are taken to a new page with topics related to that word or tag.
At the moment WordPress tags have gone a bit weird. Instead of linking to a new page with other related topics they are directing you back to your own post under ARCHIVES. This brings up a list of posts on your blog with the same tag.
So for example my recent post on eczema has the tags as seen on the image above. But when I click them I come back to my own blog and not to the usual list where you can view others bloggers similar topics.
It seems that WP are trying something out and “may” have the issue resolved soon. It has something to do with trying to stop spammers from abusing the system. I’ve just read through a bunch of forums and plenty of people have noticed this and many are not happy. WP tag system allows everyone to surf blogs relating to topics that interest you, and at the moment this isn’t working the way we expect.
There are some new features that WP are trying to implement, like the stats bar that appears on your grey toolbar that wasn’t there a few days ago. And another feature called Zementa – http://www.zemanta.com/faq/wpcom/#faqid-82 – which gives your more control of your posts, what topics you choose to link to and how to customise stuff. There are mixed reviews about this feature, some love it, some hate it.
Quick Tip! When adding tags WP recommend you use between 5 and 10 and no more!! Don’t exceed this as WP can reduce your blogs visibility as it may consider your blog/post to be the work of a spammer!
If you want to know more I’ve collected a few links to WP forums about this strange problem.