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What are Meta Tags and how do they work? - Macromedia Dreamweaver

"melissa61" com wrote:   Keywords in meta tags are more or less ignored by SE's since they're easily manipulated. The SE's are crawling the soite's entire content and s up what they think is important, such as: Frequent words in copy Page titles (important!) Link names Alt tags Image file names Headlines (H1-H6 tags) Lists And if any other sites are having links to yours (important!) However, put the meta tag there. They *will* actually contribute to the SE rank a teeny weeny bit if they're also found in the copy, and will make your client happier. You can read ...

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    Default Re: What are Meta Tags and how do they work?

    "melissa61" com wrote:
     

    Keywords in meta tags are more or less ignored by SE's since they're
    easily manipulated. The SE's are crawling the soite's entire content and
    s up what they think is important, such as:

    Frequent words in copy
    Page titles (important!)
    Link names
    Alt tags
    Image file names
    Headlines (H1-H6 tags)
    Lists
    And if any other sites are having links to yours (important!)

    However, put the meta tag there. They *will* actually contribute to the
    SE rank a teeny weeny bit if they're also found in the copy, and will
    make your client happier.

    You can read more at these links:

    http://www.searchengineworld.com/
    http://spider-food.net/
    http://www.searchengineshowdown.com/
    http://www.tamingthebeast.net/
    http://www.searchengines.com/
    http://www.search.com/
    http://www.seo-pro.com/search-engine-basics.htm

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    hi melissa
    to save you the trouble of looking around, in the search box (above) you type meta tags and you will see all the recent forums on what, where, why, and how metatags do there thing. I found these very forums answered all my questions in a quick precise way , hope that helps :-)
    stevo


    lostaussie Guest

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    Default Re: What are Meta Tags and how do they work?

    There's a good article this week at AListApart.com (and some good links) about Search Engines.

    Go here: http://www.alistapart.com/stories/seo/

    HTH


    Bridgetown Guest

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    Default Re: What are Meta Tags and how do they work?

    Thanks for all the help, everyone. Every response is so great. I think that learning everything about web design is going to take a while, but this forum really rocks.



    Melissa
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