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Geo Region meta tags

Msg#: 4604788 posted 12:01 pm on Aug 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

Do any search engines apply any weight or even use geo meta tags?


<meta name="geo.region" content="GB-BIR" />
<meta name="geo.placename" content="Birmingham" />
<meta name="geo.position" content="52.486243;-1.890401" />
<meta name="ICBM" content="52.486243, -1.890401" />

Is using these basically pointless and use take up four lines of code?

Are the useful to include for ANY reason?



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Msg#: 4604788 posted 4:24 pm on Aug 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

The latest information from Google is that they ignore these as they do not think they are reliable enough.

Here is a last year's thread on this subject: [webmasterworld.com...]

Note the response of Phranque and Robert Charlton in that thread.

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