Saturday, September 20, 2008

Meta tags are not a Magic Solution!

When we want our website to get a top ranking in Search Engines, we need to add the "meta tags" to web pages although Meta tags is not a guaranteed way to gain a top ranking on crawler-based search engines.

Meta tags is not Title tag. Meta tags are information inserted into the "head" area of your web pages and is not seen by those viewing your pages in browsers. Meta tags are used to communicate information with the bot of search engines. Two common types of meta tags is Meta Keyword & Meta Description . It place between the "opening" and "closing" HTML HEAG tags.

For Search Engine, the title tag & meta tag are crucial because they use this tag as one of the most important factors of search engine's algorithm. In addition, all major crawlers will use the text of title tag as the title for listing of the website. As the above sentence, meta tags is not a guaranteed way to gain a top raking because it is not every search engine crawl the meta tags. Google is the one of the three Major search engine in the world and Google ignores the meta keyword & meta description tag and instead will automatically generate its own description for web page.

You may have the question about "Still want to use the meta tag?". I can answer that we still need to use the meta tag because another search engine like Yahoo, MSN, and etc are still crawl the meta tag. It is the strategy to get more traffic with diffuse the link to gain better ranking in search engine include Google.

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