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3:16 am on Oct 13, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Hey Gang,

First, let me direct your attention to this site:

Now, that's what I call a lot of Meta content.


1) Are any of you using Dublin Core? As I understand it's supported by some engines in Europe but that's about the beginning and the end of it.

2) Anyone know anything about this VW98.objectype thing?

<META NAME="VW96.objecttype" CONTENT="Rugby America Apparel and Gear: Rugby Merchandise, Barbarian Jerseys and More.">

And finally,.....

3) Check out the way this site is trying to take advantage of stemming. Here are the different versions they use for the word "rugby."

rugby, rugby, rugbys, rugbys, rugbyed, rugbyed, rugbying, rugbying, rugbyer, rugbyer, rugbyor, rugbyor,

Do any of you do this? Have you tried it? If so, did you get burned, or did your ranking go up?

Thanks a million, everyone.

Love the new look to your site Brett. Very clean and professional looking.

9:43 am on Oct 13, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WmW

Not too sure about that meta-tag..

but check out Tedster's topic on Misspellings.

stemming in your keyword tag has advantages in certain SEs
but that alone wont aid your rankings IMO..

9:50 am on Oct 13, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Some good info on VW96.objecttype here [vancouver-webpages.com].


3:26 pm on Oct 13, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Gang,

I read the post from Tedster. There is some good info in there on creative ways to use misspellings (http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum8/24.htm). And I vollowed the link to the VW page. But I am still in the dark.

Should I start using the Volkswagen :) Meta info?

Any engines other than the Euro ones using the Dublin Core?

And any thoughts on this site's use of the various forms of the word "rugby?" Is it spam? Any benefit to doing this?

And have a great weekend everyone!

7:06 am on Oct 17, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Hi Java,

Without a doubt, this would constitute spam and it seems that the stemming used is brainless as well - I would like to find one person typing rugbyor or rugbyer when looking for this subject and if I did, not sure that I would want them hitting my site ;).

As a general rule of thumb, I would use my keyword three times in my meta keyword with stemming.

In saying that, IMO the majority of SE's are placing 0 weightng on keywords which appear in the meta keyword tags these days.

If this sites doing well, its not because of their meta keyword tag.

Regarding the other tags, there was a thread covering the dublin core and other metas being used and the consensus was that they carried little weighting. But, we would need one of the European and UK guys to pop into this thread to clarify this.


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