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please go to my website below and view source and you will see my keyword section in the code is blank. My web guy said he left it blank because it has no weight in rankings. is this true?
My site is ranking good for the easy keywords but no so good for the competitive keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carl Brown
    Google doesn't use them because they were abused years ago for seo advantage, that along with invisible keyword stuffing on your webpage

    From Matt Cutts
    "About a decade ago, search engines judged pages only on the content of web pages, not any so-called "off-page" factors such as the links pointing to a web page," says Matt Cutts. "In those days, keyword meta tags quickly became an area where someone could stuff often-irrelevant keywords without typical visitors ever seeing those keywords. Because the keywords meta tag was so often abused, many years ago Google began disregarding the keywords meta tag."
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    • Profile picture of the author Jack Chase
      Originally Posted by Carl Brown View Post

      Google doesn't use them because they were abused years ago for seo advantage, that along with invisible keyword stuffing on your webpage

      From Matt Cutts
      Completely agree with this. It couldn't hurt to have them on your site, but there probably won't be any advantage to having them
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    • Profile picture of the author Dmreed4311
      [QUOTE=Carl Brown;3977974]Google doesn't use them because they were abused years ago for seo advantage, that along with invisible keyword stuffing on your webpage

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      Thank you That is what he said but I see so many sites jammed with keyword there so it made me wonder.
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      • Profile picture of the author Carl Brown
        Like Jack Chase said, it doesn't HURT to have them (if they're not abused). I'm not sure if Yahoo and Bing uses them, but I don't think so (they account for 20% of the searches). I still use them on my site
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  • Profile picture of the author 2d0k
    Originally Posted by Dmreed4311 View Post

    please go to my website below and view source and you will see my keyword section in the code is blank. My web guy said he left it blank because it has no weight in rankings. is this true?
    Yes and no. It's true that Google doesn't put much emphasis on meta tags for your site to rank well. However, Google is not the only search engine. Yahoo and Bing still give much weight on a website's keywords to rank your site..
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Chase
    Are you hoping to rank for the keyword 'carpet cleaning tampa'? I was just wondering as you have it in your signature, but the phrase does not appear much in the content of the page that links to. It is in the title and appears once in the text, but there are no H1/H2/H3 tags with this term in and the density is rather low.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dmreed4311
      Originally Posted by Jack Chase View Post

      Are you hoping to rank for the keyword 'carpet cleaning tampa'? I was just wondering as you have it in your signature, but the phrase does not appear much in the content of the page that links to. It is in the title and appears once in the text, but there are no H1/H2/H3 tags with this term in and the density is rather low.
      So are you saying the key phrase needs to be on the main page? because I have that phrase many times throughout the pages of the website just not jammed on the first page.
      Also what are H1/H2/H3 tags?
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  • Profile picture of the author rossadkin
    yes you are right, i have also not seen keywords at your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Chase
    It would help with your on-page SEO if the key phrase appears in the content, title, headings, etc. of the page you are trying to get to rank highly for that keyword - this may not be your homepage, I was only asking because that's where the link in your sig points to.

    Which page on your site are you trying to get to rank highly for that key phrase?

    H1/H2/H3 means Heading 1, Heading 2 and Heading 3 - these are HTML elements within a page. Here is a basic explanation: Heading Tags and SEO
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