Are meta tags important?

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  1. Junpoy

    Junpoy Regular Member

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    Are meta tags important? Why or why not?
     
  2. Autumn

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    meta keywords: debatable, highly likely that it's not needed but I put it in anyway

    meta description: yes, used as your serp snippet sometimes and the desc in Google+

    content-type: yes, you're supposed to put it in there for html validation

    robots (nofollow, noarchive etc): yes, if you want to do those things with your page

    everything else: forget about it
     
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    They can definitely help a lot. There is a pretty good Wordpress plug-in called "Wordpress Seo" "by Yoast" which easily helps you to fill in all of that stuff easily.
     
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    beakon Regular Member

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    As Autumn said, I just use the meta description and let wordpress do the rest.
     
  5. stonecold316

    stonecold316 BANNED BANNED

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    They are basis of the SEO and though Google has reduced its importance I would suggest you to provide meta info for your posts and blogs
     
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    internetlot Junior Member

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    Very Nice info. Thanks
     
  7. biglia

    biglia Regular Member

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    Just put them in your html. They are cheap.
     
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    vickygarg Power Member

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    Yes they are imp, there r plugins in wp so u can easily get them on your site.
     
  9. mindmaster

    mindmaster Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Here is a test I made few weeks ago on blogspot.
    3 blogspots made. One with no meta, one with meta and one on which I added meta after 2 weeks.

    The one with no meta = no index even after 3 posts and 2 weeks past.
    The one that had meta from the begining got indexed and ranked in top 100 on a small niche, in about 5-7days.
    The one with meta added after 2 weeks, got ranked in top 100 after 2 days from the day I added meta.

    No backlinks were made on them.

    Hope it helps. ;)
     
  10. christoss1959

    christoss1959 Senior Member

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    Similar to what I found when I developed my first webpage (mine was a .com domain). Although mine got indexed adding the meta boosted the side a lot..
     
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    The meta keywords tag is ignored by Google per their help docs.
     
  12. bloomtools

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    Meta tags are really important for any site or blog. Work properly in placing targeted keywords per page so that you can ranking in SERP's.