I'm puzzled and need help!

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This might sound dumb but I can't figure out how a web page can be number 1 or 2 on Yahoo but have NO Meta Description or Meta Keywords.

I've been researching for a niche and I'm amazed at the number of web sites on page 1 of Yahoo that have no description or keywords.

Did SEO pass me by when I wasn't looking?

Thanks for the help.

Tom
#puzzled
  • Profile picture of the author EricW
    Did you check how many links the site had coming into it? SOMETIMES sites can rank well even with poor SEO if they have a big amount of links coming in.
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    • Profile picture of the author beachgirl
      That is a good point...............
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      I wish I'd read the Forum Rules

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  • Profile picture of the author spearsy
    a very good point. let us know if that was the answer :0)
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  • Profile picture of the author macaroon
    I think the link exchange, inbound links and outbound links also affect page rank. If the site has a lot of links then there is a fair chance of getting high page rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author Solidsnake
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    Meta is just a part of SEO... the most important is the number and quality of backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
      Originally Posted by Solidsnake View Post

      Meta is just a part of SEO... the most important is the number and quality of backlinks.
      That's right. Google doesn't even care about meta tags nowadays.
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      - Insert backlink here -

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      • Profile picture of the author dburk
        Meta tags are definitely still important in SEO. The most important meta tag is the title tag. The description tag is useful for improving your click-through rate of your listing and the keyword tag is ignored by most search engines.

        Backlinks are important but it would be foolish to ignore on-page SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author ptone
    Interesting...I was under the impression that Yahoo did not use Page Rank and that the number of backlinks did not matter in regards to Yahoo.
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