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Html styles in description meta tag?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by sehs33, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. sehs33

    sehs33 Newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    Apologies if this belongs to the black hat sub forum, but I honestly believe if this was possible/has any effect it would be White or Grey hat SEO (until proven otherwise):

    What would happen if I added html tags into the content text in the description meta data? Something like <b></b> or even a <table> tag!

    I know that Google shows this text sometimes in the SERP, but I searched if there is anyone who thought of this idea (or stupid idea) and I got no results at all, I also checked Google web master guidelines and found nothing that says you can't/shouldn't do that. Would that reflect on the SERP? Will it look like blank text? Would Google's algorithm clean the text/drop what's after it? Is there a penalty for doing such a thing?

    For those who didn't get my question (English is not my first language), I am talking about doing something like this:

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    <meta name="description" content="BHW is the <b>best forum</b> for all of your <i>SEM needs</i>!" />
    Anyone knows anything about/tried this?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. lord

    lord Junior Member

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    they will output it exactly like you write it

    <b>best forum</b> the HTML won't be interpreted
     
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  3. sehs33

    sehs33 Newbie

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    This might be going black hatish then:
    Would it be possible to wrap the block we want be rendered as html with some kind of code?
     
  4. lord

    lord Junior Member

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    no, if you use google a lot, you will see that all the code except the text is dropped from that description, there is no workaround
     
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