Making Things Easier to Find

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HDS Community User Guide > Finding People, Places, and Content > Making Things Easier to Find

Rely on these best practices to make things easier to find for yourself and others.

To help yourself and other people find the content that you create, try the following:

  • Put the content in a place where it's likely to be discovered. For example, put it in a space that's open-access and of interest to your audience to attract the notice of community members who follow that space. Before you publish new content in a place, you'll be able to see how many people are following the place, and (if it's a group) how many are members.
  • Bookmark content so that you and others can find it simply by browsing bookmarked items.
  • Apply tags to the content or add them in the body of the content by using the #, which is a hash or pound sign, and following it with the tag, such as #tagging_this. Tags give other people a way to find things based on the ways your community thinks about them. You can even follow tags in your streams.
  • As you collaborate on content, make sure you mark it appropriately. Did someone answer your question? Mark the answer as Correct. Other people can see these outcomes and use them to filter results when searching and browsing.
  • Don't forget that you can make yourself easier to find by adding information to your profile that other people might be interested in. What are you good at? What do you know? Add these to your expertise list. For more about profiles, see Set Up Your Profile.