by james7
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How many types of meta tags and all they are helpful to the site?
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  • Profile picture of the author johnbritto495
    I think more meta tags are available. I know only two meta tags which are most important to SEO. these tags are meta keywords and meta description.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by johnbritto495 View Post

      I think more meta tags are available. I know only two meta tags which are most important to SEO. these tags are meta keywords and meta description.
      Meta description is really not all that important to SEO, but can help click thru rates. Meta keywords are 100% useless, and I would actually say it is foolish to use them. You are just giving away your keywords to anyone that wants to check.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nunotmp
    I have read that the keywords meta tag carries little weight when it comes to SEO. How important is it?
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    • Profile picture of the author QWE
      Originally Posted by Nunotmp View Post

      I have read that the keywords meta tag carries little weight when it comes to SEO. How important is it?
      This is true with Google but I tell my clients to focus on it since other smaller search engines do look at them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Emil from Bavaria
    Google doesn't seem to count the keywords meta tag however other less sophisticated search engines (this can be small unknown ones) might use them. I would still not stuff the keywords meta tag with too many keywords as that might trigger some alarm at Google as in "this site is somewhat suspicious because it's trying too hard".
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  • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
    Lately the only on page SEO I focus on at all is the actual META info

    No longer do I care about keyword density H1 H2 H3 or anything like that

    I put my main keyword in the Meta title

    I place it twice in the meta description

    and then I also place it in the meta keywords along with all other long tail or relevant keywords I plan ranking for
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by sovereignn View Post

      Lately the only on page SEO I focus on at all is the actual META info

      No longer do I care about keyword density H1 H2 H3 or anything like that

      I put my main keyword in the Meta title

      I place it twice in the meta description

      and then I also place it in the meta keywords along with all other long tail or relevant keywords I plan ranking for
      sovereignn, here's why I get upset quite a bit on this forum.
      People mistaking things. If you mistake simple SEO things, what
      does that say for the rest of your SEO?

      The real title tag is not a meta tag.

      Way back in 1997, the meta title was used, as was a whole bunch
      of other metas, as there were only directories. That meta title
      is not longer used by anyone.

      The title tag, the one that names you page and shows in search
      results and the top of browsers, is not a meta tag. And that
      is very important.

      Meta keywords are useless. What does that say about the responses
      who talk about how meta keywords is useful? Useless advice.

      Get a grip people.

      Do you want to make money and be successful, or not?
      (I should use that as a sig line)

      I dunno.

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  • Profile picture of the author vikap27
    Along with title and description meta tags, I have also heard about geo meta tags which is equally important. Does anyone know more about it?
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  • Profile picture of the author nasuryono
    There are many meta tags, but the only two I use is meta descriptions and meta keywords for SEO purpose.

    @vikap27: The geo meta tags is for geo targetting purpose which is important if you are doing local SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Astrageeks
    Meta Tags are very helpful in terms of search engine. I would recommend every to use meta tags on their websites.
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    • Profile picture of the author dukerutherford
      Meta tags are important for search engines and user because it tells what your website is all about and it should be implemented correctly to avoid negative impact. Title tag considered to be the most important element among the rest of the metas.
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  • Profile picture of the author BlueXephos
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    Meta tags (meta description tags and meta keyword tags) are an important factor for a higher ranking in the search engine results pages. Check out Google Webmaster Tools Support and you will find which are exactly tha tags they use.
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  • Profile picture of the author sivagopi
    Why we guys are talking about things which are not in use.

    I have tested this on my own and found the meta tags are not helping our sites any more.

    Hope all accept with this.
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