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meta keywords in search engines



3:54 pm on Dec 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hello all,

I am a newbie at SEO. I was wondering if you put a long tail keyphrase in your meta tag. Will the search engine pick certain words out of the tag when searched for them or will I have to put a few different keywords with minute changes?


7:59 pm on Dec 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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As far as I know the meta keyword tag is useless. I've built a few sites without them and can't see it hurting me.


4:50 pm on Dec 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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By going through the post of Vanessa Fox- Product Manager in google group it confirm that unique Meta description tags for each page help google to determine the distinctiveness of a web. Hence it can not be useless;


4:59 pm on Dec 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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In my experience, Meta tags do help a lot for ranking of pages.
In highly competitive keywords and long disc keywords have higher rate of conversion. what I mean to say is that instead of ranking 10th for a generic short keyword, I always feel its better to rank first for a less conpetitive keyword which is very specific.
I prefer optimizing one keyword a page.


7:37 am on Dec 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I was talking about the meta keywords tag and not the meta description tag.

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