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A Seo question? and meta keywords question?

asked 1 year ago
I found that highrankings website still on top google search result, but this site has no keywords meta tag.

is keywords tag important or not?

Another question please help me.

Your visitor come from online marketing via

search engine?
email marketing?
pay per click advertise?

Or offline marketing?

9 Answers
answered 1 year ago
@’gamephoto[]NET 189124′ wrote:

is keywords tag important or not?

As I understand it, Google ignores the META Keywords tag, but it’s still worth having for some of the smaller search engines. I think I’m right in saying too that Google doesn’t take the META description tag into account when calculating search engine positions, but it is still very important for getting your message over to potential clickers! Maybe Gary can confirm.

heimdall answered 1 year ago
I’m not Gary but that is also my understanding of the meta keywords and description tags. Bottom line I don’t think it hurts to have them there as long as they aren’t duplicates of each other. They should be as unique as possible, that also goes for the page titles.

jonathan_market-ace answered 1 year ago
I think what Gary would tell you is that page titles + meta description tags carry weight in the relevancy of results.

Gary – would Gary say this? :roflmao:

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Randy answered 1 year ago
I don’t know who Gary is, but your understanding of how the keywords and description tags work with Google is spot on. :hattip:

@Simmo! 189152 wrote:

As I understand it, Google ignores the META Keywords tag, but it’s still worth having for some of the smaller search engines. I think I’m right in saying too that Google doesn’t take the META description tag into account when calculating search engine positions, but it is still very important for getting your message over to potential clickers! Maybe Gary can confirm.

rmeeuwsen answered 1 year ago
Maybe I should sign up as “I’m Not Gary”

All the experts agree with what you all say.

GaryTheScubaGuy answered 1 year ago
Hi Gamephoto,
Sorry to chime in late. Simmo, Randy, Jonathen are all correct.

I would also add that if the searched keywords are in the description that the SE’s use, if and when they use them, just like your title and URL they become bolded which has proven to increase click through’s.

This is another argument for having keyword-rich URL’s.

Google does use these to a point though, whether they say they do or not. The question would be do they use they to determine relevancy, in their ranking algorithm and to what extent?

They do look at meta descriptions because they recommend to use language specific descriptions so that they can determine the language of the page. This is necessary because when you use Google outside of areas where English is the primary language , the default will show a language preference. If your searching from a French IP you will get the option under the search box to get “Pages from the Web” , “Pages from France” or “Pages in French”. So if you are targeting languages other than English, its even more important to use meta descriptions.

Lastly, Google will display between 152-154 characters. According to the experts you should use all the characters. Reasons vary from “bulk translates mentally into being a good informative source”, to “it makes more information about the site available so therefore you have more of an opportunity to get the click”.

I wouldn’t overdo it either. Use your keyword once, and a variation of it like the plural version. I always try to put the appropriate CTA (call to action) here as well. If the targeted keyword is “Free Bingo” I want to be sure this is in the description and near the beginning. The URL will also be /free-bingo/ so that this becomes highlighted as well.

GaryTheScubaGuy

uyur answered 1 year ago
According to Google:

Make pages primarily for users, not for search engines. Don’t deceive your users or present different content to search engines than you display to users, which is commonly referred to as “cloaking.”

Who cares the META tags… <span title=” title=”” class=”bbcode_smiley” />

GaryTheScubaGuy answered 1 year ago
Google cares about the meta tag description if you are targeting alternative languages under a non-country specific domain.

rmeeuwsen answered 1 year ago
Motto “Keep keywords in mind when writing for your users”.