Ever seen one of those tag clouds on different blogs, which show which keyword was most searched or looked for? Well, if you want to make one of your own, take a look at the following five websites that allow you to create tag clouds from text to visualize word frequency.
TagCrowd is a website that allows you to create a tag cloud from plain text, a link or even an uploaded plain text file with the words to mention in the tag cloud.
Using the service is really easy, just enter the words you want to visualize in a tag cloud fashion and configure the settings. Click “Visualize” to see your tag cloud.
If you want to find out the most searched words of a website, just enter the link of a website in the URL bar and you will be displayed the tag cloud for that website with the most visited/searched words bigger than others, and the least visited/searched the smallest.
Wordle is an online tool that allows users to create world clouds, or tag clouds in a more different fashion and layout.
As with TagCrowd, you can create a tag cloud based on plain text, a URL link or del.icio.us user name. Once you create the tag clouds, you can edit the layout, change the colors and even arrange the words in a different manner to bring creativity to your tag cloud and make it look more special.
ToCloud is an online website that allows visual representation of some text as a bunch of words based on a weight associated to each word. Using ToCloud on a blog, news website will allow users to find about topics that are being discussed.
Just enter the link to the blog/news page to find the tag clouds for that website, or enter the text you want to visualize in the tag clouds. You can even enter some “Stop Words” to filter out words that you do not want visible in the tag cloud – these may include abusive words, junk, etc.
Tagul is a website that allows you to create tag clouds in a creative way.
Unlike other websites, you need to first start an account on Tagul. Only then you can enter the words or choose a website for which the tag clouds need to be generated. Once the tag cloud is created, you can change the fonts of different words, change the color and even the position of the words to arrange them in a manner to form a symbol or anything you want (heart, horse, etc).
Tagxedo is another online website that allows for tag clouds to be created. However, unlike other websites, they allow you to create tag clouds from more than just URL links and plain text. Tagxedo is a website that even allows you create tag clouds from Twitter ID, Del.icio.us, and RSS (lookup).
You can choose the shape if you want to arrange the tag-cloud in one, or just choose the classic shape to arrange them in a normal way. You can further edit the tag-cloud later on if you want to.
Once done, you can save the tag cloud in an image format, a print format or for the web if you want to embed it on your website or blog.
There you have it folks, these are some of the five websites on the internet that allows you to create a tag cloud from different things – text, URL, Twitter ID and much more.
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