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History of tags [INFOGRAPHIC]

History of tags [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tags have been around for nearly 20 years. They first appeared on websites in 1993 when search engine bots began indexing entire web pages to enable more effective web searches. Now – according to Ghostery – there are over 800 tag vendors and more than 30 tag management solutions.

Tag management company, TagMan, has created an infographic explaining how tags have evolved over the last two decades. You can view it below.

History of tags infographic

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Simon is the news and research reporter at Existem. Previously a technology journalist, he now spends his time investigating both future and developing trends in performance marketing whilst producing editorial content for

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