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Meta tag, do they really work?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by exodot, Apr 10, 2008.

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  1. exodot

    exodot Newbie

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    Meta tags
    Do the really work?

    For me the answer is yes. Meta tags are great for search engine. All you need is a great keyword, and a description. So what do you think about meta tags?
     
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    Description, YES, use it.

    Keywords are only valuable for Yahoo and MSN (maybe), but I always say, better to have them than to not have them.
     
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    trophaeum Senior Member

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    description sure, its a must
    keywords works for crappy se's (live mostly), yahoo doesnt seem to care so much, keep it short and sweet though, dont go spammy, 10 keywords is my normal max
     
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    It takes a minute to set up your meta tags so use them. However you can go without them if you are too lazy to spend a minute of your time adding them.
     
  5. exodot

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    yeah, all the site that I use to own, I aways had a good and vivid keyword, and description.
     
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    trophaeum Senior Member

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    description MUST suck the user in, dont keyword stuff it or any crap list that, give them something to make them want to click your link!
     
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    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    This is absolutely the main reason to use META tags. You can do A/B split testing just like you can do with PPC ads if you're savvy enough. Any place where you can control the appearance of your brand is a good place to spend time and energy.

    Regards,
    oldenstylehats
     
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    madinaz BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    I don't think they do because you can get by without them. However I still use them because it's better to be safe than sorry
     
  9. trophaeum

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    description tags will bring in upto around 10x the users than not using them, dont underestimate them if you can offer something good in them! i cant stress this enough, know your target and word it accordingly!
     
  10. exodot

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    problemly ever more :D