Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Google does not use the "keywords" meta tag ..I am so confused...

I know I don't know much but I was told by somebody to use correct keywords for my items. Then I get this article in my email this morning and wondered if anybody else was under the same impression. Very interesting!

Google does not use the "keywords" meta tag in its web search ranking. Google's Matt Cutts,
can be seen or read the article in a Webmaster Central video. This is not breaking news, by any means, but there are a lot of people out there that still put a lot of stock into this. Read the entire article and see the video. This is just an excerpt.

"In fact, Cutts mentions that people have sued each other for meta tag keyword theft, when really this is just a waste of everybody's time, because they don't even play a role in the ranking of sites on Google. Have you been under the impression that the keywords meta tag was important to ranking in Google?

"About a decade ago, search engines judged pages only on the content of web pages, not any so-called "off-page" factors such as the links pointing to a web page," says Cutts. "In those days, keyword meta tags quickly became an area where someone could stuff often-irrelevant keywords without typical visitors ever seeing those keywords. Because the keywords meta tag was so often abused, many years ago Google began disregarding the keywords meta tag."

Just because Google ignores the "keywords" meta tag, that doesn't mean it ignores all meta tags. In fact, there are several that the search engine definitely uses. For one, Google sometimes uses the "description" meta tag as the text for search results snippets. But even in then, the "description" meta tag isn't used to influence ranking."

On a lighter note...this little joke is funny...I don't care who you are...

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I got this new deodorant today.

The instructions said remove cap and push up bottom.

I can barely walk, but whenever I fart the room smells awesome!!!

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11 comments:

jaswood2 said...

Very interesting and loved your joke!

Supergranny said...

Thanks Jas!!

Aesthetics48 said...

Now, I think I could be really confused. Gotta see that video and try to figure out what to put where. I understood the joke better, lol. :)

Fleapirates said...

ROFLOL, SG!

And I got that email, too. Makes ya wonder, don't it? I think we just got to keep doing all that we can do... those keywords don't HURT! ;)

Supergranny said...

A's, Flea, if you figure the logic out...share it with me:)

maggiemaybecrafty said...

Nice article and the joke is too funny. I'm going to have to come back here often.

davendeb1178 said...

You always bring a smile to my face!!!

Deb

Supergranny said...

Mags, Deb, you're always welcome....thanks...Mags, where's your blog???

Eileen Williams said...

Dear Super Granny,

The information you give out is useful and varied to say the least. Keywords and deodorant don't usually go together, but I love it!
As far as the keywords stuff, I had absolutely no idea. Nor do I have any idea how Google ranks sites. I've been lucky lately but I'd sure love to learn the tricks of the trade so things could stay that way. Thanks for passing this along!

Supergranny said...

Eileen, I don't know how key words and deoderant go together either...just how my mind? works!!

maggiemaybecrafty said...

I always have a hard time trying to figure what key words to use. One of these days maybe it wil sink in to my thick head.