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Meta tags Influence Meter


Unfortunately we still hear from people who claim that meta tags have no influence on your ranking with the search engines. Let us show you that they skip certain very important points.

In Search Engine Optimization (SEO) meta tags play an important role! Especially the meta description is very important due to the fact that this tag is shown as a small text under the search result. This small text combined with a relevant title tag form the text that has to persuade the person that is searching to click on your website. That leads to a much higher CTR (Click Through Rate) and an actual conversion. Eventually it is the CTR and the conversion that make the ranking position of your website.

There are many meta tags and html-tags and obviously they don't all influence the search result. E.g. the html cookie tag doesn't have any influence on your ranking with the search engines but the title of your page, the keywords and the description metatag are very important.

To measure the influence of the meta tag we use the following symbols:

    metatags have som einfluence    
    meta-tags have a little influence       metatags have significant influence    
metatags have no influence       metatags have a lot of influence

To make it easier for you we have placed an influence meter on every explanation page of a meta tag or a html tag. Eventually every part of your website is important and will influence on the ranking of your website. With SEO (Search Engine Optimization) everything has to be perfect and correct.

Let say you want to place a part of your old content in a online archive. The "abstract meta tag" is the right one to use. But for a ranking in Yahoo or Google this tag is of no use. But hold on: if your pages with the abstract mete tag can be archived and people use your archive to link to information, it has positive influence after all. And remember search engines are all connected.

So "no influence" does not exists unless a meta tags is simply outdated. All the little bits of SEO wil help you get a better ranking.

Some experts claim meta tags are of no use.

In their tests they focus on the meta tags keywords and make one big mistake: the meta tags have to be relevant. Bogus words like "qiskodslajdmnkd, ddakaieciuaj jkdalladpaoaw and wdaopeqndlkakljad", misspelled words, your competitors name in the keywords are indeed useless. But if you create your metatags with care, search-engines will use your tags one-on-one.

Please take a look at  Google Webmasters Help pages and read Googles opinion. Google uses the meta tags and the even support the use of a title and description tag. Yahoo!’s official guidelines used to categorically state they use meta tags.

So don't be fooled by the self-proclaimed experts... Most of them have a hidden agenda. They will try to sell you their product and don't want you to know: meta tags are free !

Also read the report on the bogus test at "qiskodslajdmnkd"


Where should you add meta tags ?


You may add the meta tags in all of your web-pages, so not only in the first index page. Make sure that on every page relevant meta tags are added.  Add keywords and phrases that are relevant and correspond to the text on that specific page. It might be a lot of work to add specific meta tags to each page but you will notice in time that it works!


Meta tags Summary - Important SEO things to remember

We suggest that you use the Meta tags in your index.htm or index.html page. Then in all other important pages and last but not least in all the pages of your website. Make sure to put some extra effort in it, it will attract extra visitors to your web-page. Create relevant and different meta tags for each and every page.
  1. Read why meta tags are important and how they affect the search engines.
  2. Use our meta tags generator to create the correct meta tags.
  3. Use our website analyzer to get professional advice from the meta tags experts.
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