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Problems with meta tags.

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Hi all,
Actually I have designed a webpage and I had added keywords using
metatags to the page. When I searched for those keywords using google
or any other search engine my site didn't show up in the list. The
keywords I had chosen were quite unique. Since I am a newbie in html
programming can anyone tell me what might be going wrong?

Harshad.
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Harshad <ga****@yahoo.com> wrote:
Since I am a newbie in html
programming can anyone tell me what might be going wrong?


Google won't read keywords and descriptions in meta tags because they have
been abused in the past.

Quote: http://www.google.com/webmasters/3.html#A6
" . . . the best way to improve your position in results is to have relevant
content and multiple links from other web sites. If there are certain
keywords you feel are essential to your site's success, you may want to
consider our targeted keyword advertising program."
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Michael Wilcox
mjwilco at yahoo dot com
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Jul 20 '05 #2

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Harshad wrote:
Actually I have designed a webpage and I had added keywords using
metatags to the page. When I searched for those keywords using google
or any other search engine my site didn't show up in the list.
Keywords and meta tags are wide open to abuse, and ignored by most search
engines. In addition, I've heard that many will view key words that appear
in meta tags without appearing in the full text as an attempt at cheating,
and will ignore the page they're found in altogether.
I am a newbie in html programming


Here's something you need to learn, then: HTML isn't programming.

sherm--
Jul 20 '05 #3

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It seems "Harshad" wrote in comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html:
Hi all,
Actually I have designed a webpage and I had added keywords using
metatags to the page. When I searched for those keywords using google
or any other search engine my site didn't show up in the list. The
keywords I had chosen were quite unique. Since I am a newbie in html
programming can anyone tell me what might be going wrong?


First, Google does not index instantly. It may take some time for
your page to be indexed.

Even when it is, its _content_ will be indexed. Keywords that aren't
actually part of the content of the page make your page look like at
attempt to spoof the search engines, and may actually give it lower
rank or cause Google to ignore it altogether.

See <http://www.google.com/webmasters/2.html>.

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http://OakRoadSystems.com/
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validator: http://validator.w3.org/
CSS 2 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/
2.1 changes: http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/changes.html
validator: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
Jul 20 '05 #4

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