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Meta tags A-Z

improving your rankings with meta tags

     

duelism

10:26 pm on Nov 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Apart from the common keyword & description tags i'm trying to find what other meta tags are going to improve on a sites rankings. i.e abstract wha da zat 4 ;)

fathom

11:25 pm on Nov 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld duelism! ;)

As far as site rankings go... none.

pageoneresults

11:39 pm on Nov 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld duelism! ;)

As far as usability goes... there are a few.

rbester

6:52 am on Nov 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hi duelism,

Meta tags are not going to improve much your search engine rankings. Inktomi and Teoma are the only major players still supporting the keywords meta tag.

For successful SEO You should concentrate your efforts on contents, structure, good titles and get your site linked.

Robert Charlton

6:34 am on Nov 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Some people incorrectly consider the title to be a meta tag. It isn't. The title can be very important if it's reflected properly in your content and linking structure.

The meta keywords tag has been treated as kind of a magic wish list for way too long. I think only Inktomi even looks at it now, and I can't imagine that it will overcome page deficiencies or improve your rankings enough to justify the angst that most newcomers expend on it.

My feeling about the meta description is that if an engine doesn't display it, they don't use it much in their algorithm. Algos are increasingly about visible text on the page or in links to your page.

brotherhood of LAN

6:39 am on Nov 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Few good older threads sitting here [searchengineworld.com] from a site search.

I think "dead horse" applies to most of the tags as said.

 

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