This may be a big no no but would anyone recommend putting in the META information the names of their competiting companies. Is this a bad idea and what are the consequences???
1:14 pm on Sep 15, 2000 (gmt 0)
>what are the consequences Lawsuits. Trademarks in metas still count as infringement.
1:18 pm on Sep 15, 2000 (gmt 0)
You wouldn't recommend it then?????
1:33 pm on Sep 15, 2000 (gmt 0)
Correct. It might also get you some bad press, just not worth it. That said, there are often many legitimate ways to craft content so that the keywords contained in a competitor's name are on the page.
2:01 pm on Sep 15, 2000 (gmt 0)
I'd strongly agree with RCJ. I remember a case (about two years ago) when a competitor built them into meta tags on their site so that they came up when searching for that tradename. The competitor lost and had to remove the tradenames. Since then, I've always strongly advised against it.