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Optimizing the Keyword Meta Tag

Back in the good ol’ days the Keyword meta tag used to be pretty important. You could stuff the tag with all your keywords and have a real impact on how your pages ranked in the search engines. Unfortunately, today you’ll find that getting to the top of the search engines isn’t that easy . . .

First off, let’s go over what “meta tags” are in the first place.

Meta tags are found in the “head” area of your web pages (near the top of the page’s HTML). Other than a web page’s “Title Tag”, the information in the head area of your web pages is not seen by those viewing your pages. Instead, meta information in this area is used to communicate information to search engine spiders and browsers.

The meta keywords tag allows you to provide additional text for search engines to index. The keyword tag is sometimes useful as a way to help your Web page rank for synonyms, misspellings, or unusual words that don’t appear on the Web page itself.

SO, when it comes to the keyword tag, here’s what we recommend…

First off, make sure you do have the tag on each and every page in your Website. Next, be sure to include keywords related to the central theme of your page. Separate each keyword phrase by a comma and be sure not to include more than ten phrases. Many people believe that you can stuff the keywords tag with as many keywords as you like, but our testing and results don’t agree. Too much of ANY optimization factor is generally is not a good thing.

Here’s an example of properly structured Meta Keyword tag:

<META name=”keywords” content=”furniture, tropical furniture, bamboo furniture”>

So be sure that all of your pages have the tag properly place, it doesn’t take long. If you have any questions about the Keyword Meta Tag, feel free to contact our Support Team within your RankPay account.

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