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    Question Is the Meta keyword tag useless?


    is keyword meta tag now is useless?why?
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    Originally Posted by aaronabdiel
    is keyword meta tag now is useless?why?

    dont know they are content keywords now mostly.. idk
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    Why would you ask this here when you already got an answer in another thread? Read Fathom's link. He knows what he is talking about.
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    Originally Posted by evmikna
    Why would you ask this here when you already got an answer in another thread? Read Fathom's link. He knows what he is talking about.
    I am just confusing!
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    Yes this is useless.

    Because most of people do not use this Tag in Right way..they are using this to promote their rankings in unethical ways ...like they stuff it with large no. keywords or dense their competitive keywords so much. Nowadays SEs start considering them as spamming and they consider lot more other On page fators to calculate SERPs, so Meta Keywords do not help in SERPs in GOOGLE only. Other Search Engines still consider them .
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    many thanks for that nice information...
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    Google gives less weightage to keyword meta tag. so you can not use. only inktomi consider keyword meta tag.
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    Originally Posted by MichelRobinson2
    Google gives less weightage to keyword meta tag. so you can not use. only inktomi consider keyword meta tag.
    Let's clear a few things up...

    Meta [all including description and keyword] are useless for enhancing meaningful ranks...

    But don't confuse that with having no impact at all.

    All Search engine still use Meta Description for ordered ranks... but it is "WAY DOWN THE VARIABLE LIST (of 200 for Google).

    Some people claim "every little bit helps" and as such use the Meta Description - based on that philosophy... and that is a perfectly validate opinion because you can have a page listed at #900 (without a Meta Description) and by adding it... you can jump up to #500... a WHOPPING JUMP of #400 positions!

    ...unfortunately these are not meaningful ranking achievements -- a Meta Tag with not help you get into the top 30 positions for anything other than non-sense terms like "test-to_see-the_meta-description_rank-ew432897432yfd3df23yh" -- where no vailid traffic for conversions is ever received.

    SO...

    All search engines use META DESCRIPTIONS within their algorithms for ordered ranks...

    AND

    ...Metas are useless for achieving top ranks on competitive and moderately competitive phrases and rarely useful for achieving top ranks on obscure longtail phrases.


    NOTE: ACHIEVING TOP RANKS on the former is the purpose of SEO... not just any ranks on any 'never searched for phrase'... and this is why you see so many varying opinions...

    1 camp is interested only in "every little bit counts" and the other camp is only interested what gets you to #1.
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    Get 1 link from an old, unupdated, weak site you your entire site will benefit more than placing meta keywords everywhere.

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    I think meta tags that you can insert into your web pages to provide search engines with information about your pages so that is important to use meta tags for easy searching ur site.

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    Hi,

    Its not useless but a way to promote the site and do remember everything has its own pros and cons.

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    Originally Posted by Alex447448
    Hi,

    Its not useless but a way to promote the site and do remember everything has its own pros and cons.
    Any site that must have the help of Meta Tag Promotions should have be deleted years ago.

    There are pros and cons to maggots... but the common house fly is "useless".

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    Thanks for clearing that up fathom!
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    Is the Meta keyword tag useless?
    It is extremely useful.

    It can save your business in some situations.


    Here is how to use it....

    When you are looking for an SEO for your website, get into a discussion with him about SEO and tell him that you need the meta keywords tags tweaked. If he says... 'Sure, we will do that for you'.... you just found an idiot who you don't want working on your site... or a cheat who will take your money for anything.

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