Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Junpoy, Aug 27, 2011.
Are meta tags important? Why or why not?
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
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.
As Autumn said, I just use the meta description and let wordpress do the rest.
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
Very Nice info. Thanks
Just put them in your html. They are cheap.
Yes they are imp, there r plugins in wp so u can easily get them on your site.
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.
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..
The meta keywords tag is ignored by Google per their help docs.
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.
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