Yahoo! and Meta tags
You will be able to find a lot of information about the search engine Yahoo! and how they implement the use of Metatags. Just to make sure we line up the most important information and we supply you with some tips how to make use of metatags in the search engine Yahoo! .
Recently published research by leading internet marketing research firm Nielsen/Netratings shows that Yahoo! holds a market share of about 19%
- 61% Google
- 19% Yahoo
- 11% Microsoft Bing and MSN live
- 5% AOL
How does Nielsen/Netratings come up with the 19 percent? Very simple : people search the web using various sites, they not only use the search engine Google. Don't forget that you find your new job on Monster.com and you book your next holiday on Kayak.com. Also HP and Dell computers are pre-installed with the Bing Search toolbar.
So, do you still think Yahoo! is not an important search tool? Well, ask yourself, can you afford to miss out on 1 of 5 visitors?
Yahoo! shows your title and description tag in their results. Make sure to grab this opportunity to provide your future customer with relevant information so they will click on your mini advertisement. The title and meta description are very important because their text is shown in search results. Make sure your metatags are relevant, unique and appealing for every single page because this has to persuade your visitor to click on the link.
Again, the information has to be relevant, don't misuse it!
It is like A B C ! You perform a search task by filling out:
- (A) certain keywords. The results you will get is
- (B) the title tag and
- (C) the small text item, the description tag.
So why don't you give it a try and use meta tags! Learn how to use meta tags in Search Engine Promotion.
Free Yahoo! toolbar during a Java update
You know how it works. In the morning you turn on your computer and you immediately receive a pop-up message that you have to update Java. Many people aren't aware of the fact that f.x. browser Firefox shows a little message in the update. "Do you wish to make Yahoo! your standard search tool?" or "Install the Yahoo! Toolbar".
As you can see the "Install the Yahoo! Toolbar" is already automatically activated so everybody who misses this will install the Yahoo! Search Toolbar. Another reason why you should look into using Yahoo! and also submit your website to Yahoo!.
Yahoo! Small Business Help
Yahoo! provides a lot of information in their Small Business Help pages.
In contrast with Google, Yahoo! does support the use of relevant keywords. Yahoo! also actively searches for the misuse of the keyword meta tag. And Yahoo! shows the meta description tag in their search results and the title-tag is the clickable line on the results page.
Yahoo! also makes use of your SiteMap. How to make a sitemap is explained on our seperate theme website www.xml-sitemaps-generator.org
Meta tags - Where do you add them ?
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.