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Old 08-04-2004, 06:46 AM
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Do these META tags help SEO?

<meta name="robots" content="all=index,follow">
<meta name="revisit-after" content="x days">
<meta name="Classification" content="x">
<meta name="Copyright" content="2004 copyright">

Just wondering if these should be used in addition to description and keywords. Thx.
 
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Old 08-04-2004, 07:50 AM
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generally those are garbage.

many people hurt themselves by misusing those types of tags but they do not help you at all
 
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Old 08-04-2004, 10:11 AM
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Anything but keywords and description metas are pretty surplus.

Though, of course, you can always attempt this:

<meta name="PageRank" value="10">

 
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Anything but keywords and description metas are pretty surplus.

Though, of course, you can always attempt this:

<meta name="PageRank" value="10">

thats all wrong. if your gonna do it you need to set the standard
you need to raise the bar
<meta name="PageRank" value="11">
 
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Old 08-04-2004, 02:35 PM
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Anything but keywords and description metas are pretty surplus.

Though, of course, you can always attempt this:

<meta name="PageRank" value="10">

thats all wrong. if your gonna do it you need to set the standard
you need to raise the bar
<meta name="PageRank" value="11">
You guys are bad. Speaking from experiece (2 years ago) I might have tried to implement this.

m2K - You probably understand they are joking? All the stuff you mentioned is crap. Follow a bunch of posts in this Forum, especially from Awall19, I, Brian, &, ofcourse John, and you too will be enlightened.
 
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Old 08-05-2004, 02:52 AM
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<meta name="robots" is also improtant many of us make mistake here in handling this tag
 
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Old 08-05-2004, 05:05 AM
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m2K - You probably understand they are joking?
I was wondering why my xhtml wouldn't validate after I added that.

I got the joke, and I didn't take it as being condescending since both of those guys offered advice to me before. Anyway, I'm basically looking at what a competitor did to get their good rankings (and the $boatload they spent on it) and how I can do the same for my client. They included those meta tags, so I thought I'd ask the experts just to cover my bases, even if it made the slightest difference.
 
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Old 08-05-2004, 06:05 AM
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I'm basically looking at what a competitor did to get their good rankings (and the $boatload they spent on it) and how I can do the same for my client. They included those meta tags, so I thought I'd ask the experts just to cover my bases, even if it made the slightest difference.
Same thing happened to me and it's why I got really interested in all of this. There is a lot of bad info and SEO out there. Good luck.

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<meta name="robots" is also improtant many of us make mistake here in handling this tag
Brickred - Care to elaborate and explain. Other than using it to block a robot (which it won't always do), I think it's a waste. I think it's better to just remove it.
 
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Old 08-11-2004, 01:29 AM
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META tags

As long as you don't abuse the tags it can't hurt you and you never know when a spider may change what they are to look for and perhaps see the extra tag.

Cyberken

I say do all you can do and then some.......
 
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Old 08-11-2004, 03:26 AM
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Re: META tags

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As long as you don't abuse the tags it can't hurt you and you never know when a spider may change what they are to look for and perhaps see the extra tag.

Cyberken

I say do all you can do and then some.......
if it wastes your time and does not add value to the page then there is no reason to put it in there.

most search engines moved away from heavily weighting hidden inputs because those invite spam into their index.
 
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Old 08-11-2004, 04:49 AM
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#1 ranked site for Google search of "search engine optimization" used this:

<META NAME="robots" CONTENT="index, follow">
<META NAME="GOOGLEBOT" CONTENT="INDEX, FOLLOW">
 
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Old 08-11-2004, 04:54 AM
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#1 ranked site for Google search of "search engine optimization" used this:

<META NAME="robots" CONTENT="index, follow">
<META NAME="GOOGLEBOT" CONTENT="INDEX, FOLLOW">
pointless, Google will spider every page anyway unless you put

<meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow">

But google seems to ignore that with my site too!
 
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Old 08-11-2004, 06:15 AM
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The "robots" meta tag is intended to allow webmasters to tell spiders NOT to do something. They, by default, index content and follow links. Adding '<META NAME="robots" CONTENT="index, follow">' is utterly pointless.

The "<meta name="revisit-after" content="x days">" tag is also useless. Many people seem to think it tells a spider how often to index a page. It was originally intended to tell spiders how long not to index a page for. And it's not actually used by the vast majority.

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Just wondering if these should be used in addition to description and keywords. Thx.
So to answer your question ... nope, no point in adding them whatsoever.
 
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