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    Hi guys....I was about to make different meta tags for every page in my website...I thought that they might need different description, keywords etc...when I realized the number of pages in my website and that it would be T-E-D-I-O-U-S....then I tried to see other websites and saw that their pages have the same set of meta tags....

    does any of you know if having different meta tags describing each pages would be better than having a set of meta tags, describing the whole website in raising PR, search rank etc..and if it IS better, will it be significant enough to do it? thanks....



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    dear,
    pls give me your site name, i chek for your title and description then after i send my suggetion
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    Originally Posted by Bhavin
    dear,
    pls give me your site name, i chek for your title and description then after i send my suggetion
    Why do you ask every newbie who asks a simple question for their URL? If you have something valuable to say, why not just say it?

    johanesw,
    If you are going to use meta keywords and meta description tags, they should be unique for each page, as should your title. They should each start with your primary keyword phrase. They will have no effect on your PR. As for their effect on SERPs, Google ignores meta tags. Yahoo might pay some attention, but they aren't weighted very heavily. Your title tag on the other hand is very important to all major SEs.
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    Agree with Brandall - all tags should vary for each page - keep the description and keywords very targetted and short, they do not count much anyway. Most thought should go into the title tag. I have tried to target different keywords or phrases for different pages / website area as I have several phrases I am targetting and want to get to a position for them all, for instance - blue widgets, red widgets, plastic widgets and metal widgets.

    IMHO
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    This is easy with php, although you'd still have to initially edit every page, but for future use you'd only have to edit one file. I do it on most of my sites. I use one header file that spans across every page of my sites, yet I assign different head information for each page of the site. For titles, here you go:

    <?
    $page = $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'];
    if($page == "") {
    ?>
    <title>domain.com title tag</title>
    <? } else if($page == "/directory-1/") { ?>
    <title>domain.com - directory 1</title>
    <? } else if($page == "/directory-2/") { ?>
    <title>domain.com - directory 2</title>
    <? } else { ?>
    <title>domain.com title tag</title>
    <? } ?>

    This works for a directory type structure. The first tag (if $page = "" [nothing]) is root (domain.com). Everything in the middle can be applied for different pages, and the last title tag is default for anything that doesn't match.

    If you have simple pages:

    domain.com/page1.ext
    domain.com/page2.ext

    Change the one line to:

    $page = $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'];

    to

    $page = basename($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']);

    From then on, if you add new pages, you edit the one header file. I use this for other meta tags as well, for instance to disallow indexing of certain pages/directories through the use of the meta name="Robots" tag. Plus other things.

    It could also be done with a "switch" command, I just like the if/else.
    Last edited by mobilebadboy; Oct 9th, 2004 at 03:59 AM.
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    I think Google does look at KW tags but they only count if the same words are on the page in plain text. Relevency seems to be raised and rankings higher if your title, description, KW, text page title, text links and a couple extra instances of primary KW's are on the page and all match. Which means you do need to optimize for every page you want high rankings on.

    I don't do SEO for a living any more, but optimize my affiliate program review pages with the same techniques I have used for years and the same principles still seem to work for me.

    Here's an example: Household Auto Finance - huge company with hundreds of links and a client of mine. http://www.5staraffiliateprograms.co...autoloans.html
    This page ranks #2 in most engines right below the corporate site.

    In fact, since it's ranked so high I get calls and emails from HAF customers that want help with their loans all the time. Crazy, my site looks nothing like a loan site but since it's ranked so high, they think I AM HAF.

    Hope this helps and best of luck!

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