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Meta Key Word Question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by tonyjr, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. tonyjr

    tonyjr Junior Member

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    I had a question regarding meta key words? How many should I use for my site to make it google friendly? I currently have 52 words and 300 characters is that to many? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Meta keywords aren't worth your effort.
     
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    Tonyjr,

    Google does not use the meta keywords tag as a ranking factor however others still do. Note that Bing uses it (in part) as a method for identifying spammers.

    Since you should optimize each page of your site for one keyword and its variants, if you do use the keyword tag, 52 is way too many. At most you should probably have a handful incuding your main keyword. So for example if your target keyword were "buy coffee cups" you might have "buy coffee cups", "buy a coffee cup", "how to buy coffee cups online", "buying coffee cups", and "buy coffee cup".

    As bartosimpsonio mentions, I would not spend too much time on this. There are many other areas you should focus on first. It probably wouldn't make any difference if you just left the tag blank.

    More on why google does not use the keyword meta tag,

    http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/09/google-does-not-use-keywords-meta-tag.html

    Best,

    Shawn
     
  4. tonyjr

    tonyjr Junior Member

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    Thanks
     
  5. CredibleZephyre

    CredibleZephyre Registered Member

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    tonyjr,

    Like both of these guys said, meta keywords don't do you any good. It was abused to the point where google completely deprecated it. It doesn't help you rank BUT it can hurt you. Bing has openly admitted it does still use the meta keywords tag... as a spam signal only (I can't find anything that says the big G does the same). Also, some people worry that since you can just check the page source of any page, competitors will steal your keywords.

    The only time I would use meta keywords is if I had too many pages to track what the targeted keywords were per page, and even then I wouldn't put more than 3-5 terms.
     
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  6. xrbases

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    Don't use it at all. Everything fine, so no many sense there
     
  7. Internet-Marketer

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    Back іn 2009 Google аnnоunced thаt mеta keywоrds wаѕ nоt a rаnkіng factоr. Yоur maіn focuѕ ѕhоuld bе tіtle tag аnd mеta descriptiоn.

    Keep іn mіnd thаt mеta descriptiоn іѕ nоt thаt impоrtаnt tо Google's rаnkіng factоr but іt'ѕ vеrу impоrtаnt whеn іt соmеs tо click-thrоugh rаte. So mаkе surе уоu wrіte vеrу соmpellіng mеta descriptiоn tо achіeve max clicks frоm Google аnd othеr search engіnes.
     
  8. loudINMedia

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    Buysellads is a great network to chose when it comes to advertising on your site.


    Such networks are growing on daily basis in terms of capacity handling for analytics & presents you with more better earning opportunities from ad structure.
     
  9. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    This isnt related to what OP said lol
     
  10. niroshana35

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    I don't use them at all because they have no value like they had before how ever we can see some sites still use them but most important factors are Title, Description and Content.
     
  11. Asterixpro

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    It seems like the consensus is not to use them, I would say optimize for 3 terms, spend your time on the description working on your CTR, it will bring better results.