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Keyword Phrases
new keyword information in the meta tags
CLTaylor




msg:3874684
 10:30 pm on Mar 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

I recently came across a site that contained not just Keywords in the metatags but this:

<meta name="keyphrases" content="Related Topics: Hypnotherapy, Hypnotist...

Is this somethng new? I've never heard about adding keyphrases in this manner, so could someone please fill me in?

Thanks

 

idev




msg:3874687
 10:39 pm on Mar 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

nope. just ignore it.

CLTaylor




msg:3874732
 11:23 pm on Mar 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

OK, I can ignore it, but I'm wondering if she's being sold a bill of goods from her current developer. Does it hurt her page in the SERPs to have hundreds of these keyphrases in her metatags?

idev




msg:3874739
 11:30 pm on Mar 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

Google will ignore the tags it doesn't knows. And the keyphrase is way too uncommon for SEs to use for ranking. So that's neutral. I'd just remove that for the markup/content ratio in case nothing internal/external uses that. E.g. that might be a helper for a script or something like that.

nealrodriguez




msg:3875238
 3:42 pm on Mar 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

even if it's a mistyped 'keyword' tag, it barely holds any weight any more in the se's according to matt cutts:

matt cutts on usatoday [usatoday.com]

it's ranked a solid .05 in brett tabke's scale of importance:

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