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Use of "Beta" on web pages

Does the use of "beta" have any impact on rankings



10:58 am on Sep 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm just wondering whether identifying a service as being a beta version will impact rankings for that particular page. Any thoughts?


6:34 pm on Sep 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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it has affect on the keyword Beta in the SERPS for sure..

but no loads of traffic if your not ranking on spot 1-40


8:59 am on Sep 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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But does it have a negative impact on the rankings for the page it appears on - e.g. say you are promoting a new service about widgets and you label the service as (Beta)...do you think you are penalised in the rankings for widget services because it is essentially not the finished article?