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Are Meta Tags Still relevent in SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Gecko101, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. Gecko101

    Gecko101 Junior Member

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    Hi Everyone!
    Are Metatags still relevant for SEO?
    Some Internet searching shows conflicting things, so what are your thoughts?
    Thanks & Merry Christmas!
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yeah. They give hints for the snippets and for descriptions where needed.

    They probably don't have much weight in ranking, but they do have their function in presentation.
     
  3. stalin88

    stalin88 Newbie

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    They do make an initialism difference.
     
  4. IllmaticBars

    IllmaticBars Registered Member

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    Yes. You can also do valid selling for your product/service in the meta area regardless of the seo benefits. but yes, they do help out :)
     
  5. We Bring Rank

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    Meta Tags , doesn't give any results for your SERP ranking ....
     
  6. Little Dove

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    People say that it does not count, I thought that way as well. but still Google continues to rank most of my meta tags in their result pages. So judge yourself.
     
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    Dont use Meta data solely for seo purpose. Even if it does not factor for onpage seo, it does work in better conversion and CTR from organic result
     
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    naskootbg Power Member

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    Yes, they are VERY important.

    Wich can only harm are the meta keywords added in the wrong way (better without them instead stuffing). In fact g00gle don't giva a f for the meta keywords from long period.

    Read schema org.
     
  9. Rynox

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    Meta tags are important in constructing the presentation of the site and often web spiders rely on these to categorize webpages. It doesn't have any considerable impact on SEO but it is important nevertheless.
     
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    They are really important for site structure and post structure as well.
     
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    Hi!

    Meta-tags are yet another factor and it also gives info to the user, which may help you increase CTR (Click-Through Rate)!

    This means they can do no harm!

    Go for it!

    Cheers!
     
  13. koppikarin

    koppikarin Newbie

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    They would definitely make a difference at least to your CTR.
     
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    Yeah, it is beneficial buddy!
     
  15. Trinity Smith

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    Though they don't really give a big beneficial impact on your SEO, yes they are still relevant and important.
    http://www.hobo-web.co.uk/definitive-guide-to-using-important-meta-tags/
     
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    Tags will not give impacts on SERP but important for websites.
     
  17. Mark Louren

    Mark Louren Newbie

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    Tags: Title and Description are still important for SEO. It is my own experience. I've changed some titles and descriptions in articles on my site and as result I have increased Ranks. Also, as was mentioned by @koppikarin They helps increase your CTR rate I think it's unreasonable not to use such opportunity.

    Tag: Keywords - useless.
     
  18. Angry Old Man

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    Once you have traffic it can help with bounce rate which helps "retain" rank.
     
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    Google picks up relevant meta description from the page content according to user search keywords.
    Make sure you put relevant 155 to 160 characters in your meta description.
     
  20. Jennyba

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    Bing still using meta