[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #2856: Popular Tags back on the Wordpress.org Directory

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#2856: Popular Tags back on the Wordpress.org Directory
 Reporter:  florinmuresan     |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement       |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:  Plugin Directory v3.0
Component:  Plugin Directory  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                    |

Comment (by florinmuresan):

 Yes, I agree that the tag cloud isn't the best part of the UI. However,
 it's an important part of the user experience.

 We took out our tags to experiment with this. In the days when we didn't
 have tags we received about 40 new users / day. Then, we've placed tags
 that made sense and were ALSO shown there in the tag cloud. We started
 getting 70 new users / day.

 And before, when you could look at the tags in the left menu of the plugin
 directory we had 150 new users / day.

 That's almost 4 times more than what you'd get via keyword search. Which
 is pretty much solid evidence that people searching the directory actually
 use the tags.

 Please bear in mind that WordPress.org is used by many non-developers who
 count on it to find new plugins. Out typical users install 20 plugins on
 average for each of their sites. Of course, if you are a developer placing
 plugins for your clients you need what to search for.

 For all the rest of them, this isn't a valid point. They need to be able
 to find out what kind of cool things other people try to find on the
 WordPress directory. And thus, they end up discovering cool things to try

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2856#comment:2>
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