Jump to content

meta tag opinions...


Recommended Posts

Hi,

 

So what is the consensus of everyone? Does google use meta tag for rankings or not? I've done some research and I hear opinions both ways. I've head that google has pretty much abandoned meta tags and then I read some information where it sounds like they've revived their use.

 

Is google the only search engine in use? No, and what I've heard about other search engines is that they still make use of meta tags.

In that case I suppose it might be a good idea to still put some effort into the meta.

 

 

Opinions please!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Administrators

It's probably good practice to leave on the page, but Google no longer looks at them. They only define what your site is about by keywords they find on your page that are viewable on your page.

 

With that said as meta keywords are now viewable on your page they are not taken into account for SEO.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Correct me if I am wrong.

 

I don't think any search engine is still using meta tag. Meta description on the other hand is used for displaying to the people who searched for the term, and it's what catches their eyes...in other word it matters only to conversion rate. None matters in SERP or rank.

Edited by Ram8349
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Search engines stopped ranking webpages based on META tags long time back. But the tags, especially the description tag, still has its place. A lot of search engines display the text placed in META description tag alongside the website URL. So it serves like a mini ad for your site and naturally it will lead to more clicks if you write the description well. That's the reason why I create unique meta tags for all my pages but I don't expect my sites to rank because of them.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Search engines stopped ranking webpages based on META tags long time back. But the tags, especially the description tag, still has its place. A lot of search engines display the text placed in META description tag alongside the website URL. So it serves like a mini ad for your site and naturally it will lead to more clicks if you write the description well. That's the reason why I create unique meta tags for all my pages but I don't expect my sites to rank because of them.

 

I agree, I create unique meta tags for every page.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Google does NOT look at meta tags, but you're right that they're not the only search engine. I still add them to my sites because I figure other search engines might be seeing them. It only takes a few minutes and is worth the possible trickle of traffic.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Administrators

I keep them added in, however I do not believe that google uses them

 

Yeah don't get me wrong. While Google doesn't use them I still have them in there as you are not penalized for them.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...