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Importance of meta tags kamalsh01 msg:3683070 12:58 pm on Jun 25, 2008 (gmt 0) Hi, I want to know importance of Meta tag in prospective of search engine ranking. Thanks
htdawg msg:3683101 1:51 pm on Jun 25, 2008 (gmt 0)
Do you mean title, decription & meta keywords tag?
1. Title tag = The most important tag which search engines read.
2. Description tag = also very important (I have seen cases where google will use the decription if there is not enough content (text) on the page. 3. Meta keywords tag = the least important, does not help with ranking. josjongejan msg:3684962 8:11 am on Jun 27, 2008 (gmt 0)
Looking at a competitor's meta keywords tag is still a great way to find out what's apparantly important to them.
And descriptions indeed are used by google, just google for <snip> and you'll see a good example.
[ edited by: Receptional_Andy at 8:31 am (utc) on June 27, 2008] [edit reason] No specific keywords, please, as per charter [/edit]