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That isn't a good test either
If that gibberish word is found in the source code of any html page
Put a unique, gibberish word (that there are *no* results for in Google)
[edited by: aakk9999 at 4:19 pm (utc) on Sep 1, 2012]
Mike2010 claimed that meta keyword helped his page rank where the keyword was his domain name, therefore it was "mentioned" elsewhere on the site
meta keywords still do matter
The page is ranking because of inbound links along with years of quirky online marketing. Several of the meta keywords appear to be supplying a confirmation to Google that the inbound links containing them aren't unwelcome Google bombs, but the meta keywords themselves are not otherwise causing the page to rank.
Some years back, I remember that on a search engine conference panel, when asked about meta keywords, Yahoo said that it referred to meta keywords only when all other signals had been exhausted. On the same panel, Matt Cutts said that Google wasn't using meta keywords, but that it reserved the right to do so when it wanted to. ;) In the case of disabling the Google Bomb filter, this might be such an instance....
Put a unique, gibberish word (that there are no results for in Google) into a keywords metatag on an indexed page.
Well, I for one am going to test this, I rank 7th for a keyword and have done for a year or so. I do not run keywords at all. Just entered the keyword now. Lets see.
It would be an interesting two-step test... do it first just as the meta keyword, then, if there are no results, hit it with inbound link(s)
they will use meta keywords as a confirmation.
I find it interesting that you chose not to mention your domain name in the title of your home page as well!
If Matt looks at them for instances of KW stuffing, wouldn't Google's algos?
Easy enough to program, (if keywords exist on page) = Then no action.
(If keywords not exist on page) = debit xx positions.
(if keywords exist on page) = Then no action.
(If keywords not exist on page) = debit xx positions
So, if you have a product which is frequently misspelled. If you're located in one community, but do business in several surrounding communities, having the names for those communities or those alternate spellings in your meta keywords tag means that your page is now a candidate to show up in that search. That doesn't say that it'll rank, but at least it's considered. Whereas, if those words never appear then it can't be considered.