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Discussion in 'Google Analytics' started by bingo4bingo, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. #1
    are meta tags important? i heard that google goes more by site content these days
    SEMrush
     
    bingo4bingo, Apr 5, 2010 IP
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  2. kaseybaker1

    kaseybaker1 Peon

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    #2
    I just wrote a blogpost about them. You can read about it there,
    thebloghelper.com
     
    kaseybaker1, Apr 5, 2010 IP
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    blogconnector Peon

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    #3
    The "title" and "description" are important but the keywords meta is not really a factor in your search engine position.

    Keyword meta can be useful if you have adsense on your pages as it help target and display advertising related to your content.
     
    blogconnector, Apr 5, 2010 IP
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    #4
    Meta is very important in SEO point of View
     
    redesignunit, Apr 5, 2010 IP
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    Meta tags have lost a lot of their weight in recent years. Since meta tags do not appear as visible text to a site visitor they have been subject to misuse from unethical SEO's and webmasters and thus, the weight they are now given is extremely low. Nonetheless meta tag optimization is a part of a thorough positioning strategy.
     
    pannelli, Apr 6, 2010 IP
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    Meta tags are important if you have the right content matching them. If not, importance is very low. Meta Tags lost their importance since crawlers improved their AI heuristics.
     
    bmal3x, Apr 7, 2010 IP
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    Meta keywords are essentially redundant for SEO reasons these days. Though some like to add them its far better to focus on other areas. The only time they might be useful is if a URL is submitted to a directory which then tries to use the meta keywords as "tags" for that link. Its rare for me to include them on a client website.
     
    Tom H MWIS, Apr 15, 2010 IP
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    Hi

    Metadata is information about data.

    The <meta> tag provides metadata about the HTML document. Metadata will not be displayed on the page, but will be machine parsable.

    Meta elements are typically used to specify page description, keywords, author of the document, last modified, and other metadata.

    The <meta> tag always goes inside the head element.

    The metadata can be used by browsers (how to display content or reload page), search engines (keywords), or other web services.

    Regards
     
    Susan Davies, Apr 20, 2010 IP
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    safa786 Active Member

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    I agree with you.
     
    safa786, Apr 20, 2010 IP
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    #10
    In recent time google gives less importance to meta.
    Some Meta can be used in title
     
    saching1, Apr 20, 2010 IP
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    Title is Highly Importance while description is Important from user view point and keyword is no more important.
     
    tata_capl, Apr 21, 2010 IP
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    #12
    title and description both are important for any type of site,
    which can get your site high ranked and google friendly too.
    don't forget to put your targeted keywords in title, description and url too.
    hope you will be do your best..............
     
    shelinauto, Apr 21, 2010 IP
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    Metatags are really important for search engine rankings..
     
    tapanp, Apr 21, 2010 IP
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    Of course meta tags make a difference. I agree with everyone else in here, that keywords are the least important. It still however have to weight in your site performance, but not enough and therefore some webmasters ignore it. SEO itself has evolved, and that's the main reason. Search engine spiders now are highly complex now, but several years ago it was a different story -- meaning even if you don't have keywords, your site will still be placed based on your page content, and se spiders can find out your most relevant keyword or topic based on your content. But your site title and description however, especially the title has a huge importance for search engine still.
     
    wxbmaster, Apr 21, 2010 IP