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Should we use Dublin Core metadata?



10:34 am on Oct 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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My question is should we use dublin core metadata set?

I wrote nice metatags (descriptive and helpfully) and should i add metadata version? Can it help for improve my serp? Any ideas and experience?

Thank you.


5:26 pm on Oct 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Dublin Core is a would-be standard that never caught on in a big way - and Google isn't using the DC meta data in their algo as far as I know.

I've worked with sites who do use Dublin Core, and in all the analysis I've done for them, I saw no sign of any effect on their search traffic. Though it's been many years, I also remember Matt Cutts saying pretty much the same thing.

So I'd say suit yourself and your own needs. It will neither hurt nor help you with Google.

[edited by: tedster at 4:30 pm (utc) on Oct 21, 2010]


6:00 am on Oct 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for reply tedster. So we have no reason for using it. It looks only increase to page size.


8:20 pm on Oct 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator goodroi is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

i have not seen any significant benefit of dublin and most other meta data. google's ranking algo places much more importance on links and visible content. i would focus on those two areas before worrying about most meta data.

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