Google SEO – Better Late Than Never

9 January 2010

Q: Does this mean that Google will always ignore the keywords meta tag?
A: It’s possible that Google could use this information in the future, but it’s unlikely. Google has ignored the keywords meta tag for years and currently we see no need to change that policy.

These were rumours a year ago, and SEO experts had different versions of the truth. The Google giant search engine ignores keywords. Simple as that.

With an official statement, I’d better move on and delete all keywords meta tags from my sites. It’ll definitely save a few bytes per visitor.

The official example from Google is:

Suppose you have two website owners, Alice and Bob. Alice runs a company called AliceCo and Bob runs BobCo. One day while looking at Bob’s site, Alice notices that Bob has copied some of the words that she uses in her “keywords” meta tag. Even more interesting, Bob has added the words “AliceCo” to his “keywords” meta tag. Should Alice be concerned?

Well, that’s great. No more stealing keywords and ranking for them. I used to do this NOT with keywords but with related phrases inside my pages. The relatedness could go further depending on the scope of the article.

Should I care about other search engines? No. I’ve heard they played along.

Link Of The Day

29 November 2007


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SeoDigger’s keyword database consists of 44 million unique keywords and keyphrases.

SEO tool for keywords number definition by leading site positions.

Parsed approx 60,000,000 keywords with depth of 20 first Google results!

10 Tips To Get Maximum Search Benefit From Your Blog

6 November 2007

If you have a small business blog, or are thinking of starting one, you should be aware of the ways you can use your blog to drive traffic to your blog. It’s simpler than you think.

The first thing to understand about your blog is that each entry is counted as one web page. Even if you have your blog set to display 10 blog posts on the same page, each of them is counted as a separate web page by the search engines. That’s why it is important to treat each blog entry as a SEO tool. The following tips should be kept in mind for each blog entry:

1. Optimize each blog post around a single keyword
2. Make sure your keyword is in your blog post title, preferably at the beginning
3. Use subheads with or tags that also use your keyword
4. Include 1-3 keyword links (anchor text) in your blog posts
5. Sign every blog post with a signature link that uses your keyword
6. Use bold and italics effectively to emphasize certain keywords and phrases
7. Be sure to ping the directories
8. Include tags for all of your blog entries
9. Use categories effectively
10. Make links appear natural by linking to internal pages

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