View Full Version : Meta Tags and search engine placement
Sep 5th, 2001, 12:59 PM
I'm so busy these days that I don't know what I should be doing next. I thought I'd ask this question while I thought of it:
Are Meta Tags still important for good placement, or have they been replaced with other methods? I thought I read somewhere that they are no longer effective. Is this true or am I out to lunch on this one??
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Sep 5th, 2001, 09:14 PM
You really need meta tags to rank high, or even at all, in search engines, particularly the keyword and discription attributes.
You won't rank high unless you study it a little.......I'm making a meta tag generator and optimizer right now, will probably take me another month...it will make about 20 different meta tags.
A good place to start ishttp://www.bruceclay.com/web_rank.htm
Sep 6th, 2001, 02:06 AM
We have a quick tool that creates some tags for you at :
Rules vary between different search engines, in Google I've seen high placed websites without META tags at all. This forum doesn't have any but it comes up very high for 'web hosting forums'. Google takes into account how many links you have from other sites too but in general you need to use some META Tags to get noticed.
Sep 6th, 2001, 05:40 AM
Ok, so I guess I was out to lunch! :p
Now I 'm not because I can always depend on you people to set me straight!
I haven't done a thing yet with trying to get any sort of a search engine placement. Although I do have a couple of offers for link exchanges, I guess that should help over time. You know, my content is varied, so I'm wondering if this will actually work against my ever getting a decent placement...any advice?
Oh yeah, and this is a bit off topic (I didn't want to hog this board with my new threads any more ;) ) but can anyone suggest a decent tutorial on mouseovers???
Sep 6th, 2001, 06:41 AM
You can use a meta generator to start but you will eventually have to get down and dirty with the meta code itself to get the better placements.
Sep 6th, 2001, 06:55 AM
Originally posted by Amanda
can anyone suggest a decent tutorial on mouseovers?
Four Ways to Create a Mouseover
as hosted by Webmonkey.com. How's that suit? :)
Sep 6th, 2001, 07:59 AM
Suits me just perfectly! :D
Sep 6th, 2001, 10:06 PM
Once you get into the search engines, the more that visit you through the link in the search engine the higher the rank. Well, atleast I believe that's how Google does it.
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