A meta tag that contains a list of keywords relevant to the current webpage.

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Do meta keywords have any impact on ranking algorithms?

From what I have read, Google no longer uses meta keywords in it's ranking algorithm. Is it worth the effort to maintain meta keywords?
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When is meta description still relevant?

I received this bit of advice about the meta description tag recently: Meta descriptions are used by Google probably 80% of the time for the snippet. They don’t help with rankings but you should ...
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Why don't websites have a “description” meta tag in the head section?

I expected to see something like this in the <head> section of stackoverflow.com, for example: <meta name="description" content="A language-independent collaboratively edited question and ...
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Basic SEO Optimization [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? What are the basic things a webmaster can do to make it's site SEO optimized? I know of adding ...
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What's the maximum length of the meta keywords tag?

Could you please tell me that what is the maximum length for meta keywords?
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Delimiter character for keywords meta tag

I'm sorry, I searched this site, but couldn't find the answer to my question, in spite of it being so trivial. I'm working on a CMS which get's keywords from end user, which means that they are ...
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What do you do if you don't want to put a keyword in your title?

Suppose you have a website about a subject, for instance, popcorn. Everything in your site will be about popcorn and your regular visitors are popcorn enthusiasts who will understand that even ...
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Is the meta tag for keywords not useful anymore? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are meta keywords worth the effort? I am not a SEO expert, I just know the very basics. Today I read an article and I am confused. If the metatag for keywords is not ...
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Does anyone use meta keywords besides google?

Can anyone tell me if there are any services that use meta keywords, and if so, what those services are? I know that google doesn't use them, but I'm wondering if anyone else does.
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Does text in the title attribute of links count as page content?

I've been told it is bad practice to have keywords in the meta tags that do not appear in the page content. In this context, does text in the title attribute count as content? For example if I had: ...
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PHP Include meta tags

A website I'm currently working on is http://www.troubi.com . Please don't care to look at the source code. If I validate the website through the w3cValidator a lot of errors occur all due to ...
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How much more or less value is placed in tailored meta tags?

I just built and released a site for someone. He has an SEO firm working for him. They made a really big stink about the meta tags not being completely customizable on a page by page basis. Yes, the ...
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Which is good to target, singular or plural keyword?

Which keyword is better for targeting and on-page optimization, singular or plural? Like "baseball bat" or "baseball bats"?
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AJAX Keyword Suggestion Tool

Are there any JavaScript includes to provide an AJAX based keyword suggestion tool based on some existing text? For instance Yahoo offer a Keyword Extraction Tool but due to cross-domain JavaScript ...
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New META TAGS with positive effects for seo ranking in 2011 and beyond

I'm trying to make an up to date chart of meta tags, for all of us, with their purposes, their use and their good (or bad) effects on search engines and being found. Also any body knows new or ...
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How I quantify the success of a folksonomy?

CONCEPTS: completeness, accuracy, consistency, stability, relevancy SEMI-RELATE-SUBJECTS: taxonomy, data quality, indexes, keywords, SEO, SEM FORMULAS: ? ? ?
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SEO Meta Tags: Is it better to have empty meta content or no tag at all?

Basically, for pages that may not have a description or tags set, is it better to have <meta name="description" content="" /> <meta name="keywords" content="" /> or just skip the tags ...
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Meta keywords random keywords

I was wondering what about having random meta keywords instead of fixed one? I have a blog, so every blog post has some related tags, in my home page i show the post's previews, so i put in meta ...
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Can a web page have two keyword meta tags?

If I have 2 keyword meta tags on my page how are they read? Both together? Only the 1st? Only the 2nd? Neither?
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301 redirect: Is this good or bad for 2 domains?

Since i couldn't find any appropriate answer to my specific question, I wanted to ask you. I've read alot of things about the 301-redirect for moving pages and so on. A customer of mine has booked a ...
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To use multiple word keyword, or multiple keywords?

This question is about keywords in HTML. Which of the following cases is more favorable from an SEO point of view? Arizona State University, Education vs. Arizona, State, University, Education ...
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Does the stop keywords matter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to write content that uses keyword terms which are google stop words I am using Wordpress SEO plugin by Yoast. When I have a title like, "How to get slim in 30 ...
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Meta Keywords Optimization Best Way to Proceed?

I am on a wallpapers blog project... When i generate leech pages I put in the tags about that image in meta information... But i also need to tell that these are wallpapers... So what is the best way ...
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Do advertisers use the keyword meta-tag to find potentially relevant websites?

A couple of days ago, I have read somewhere (but I can't find the page anymore) that one should set a keyword meta-tag with relevant keywords, because advertising networks use these to find ...
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Why does meta description exist when keywords doesn't?

My understanding is that the meta keywords tag was long since removed as it was far too open for abuse and gaming. Search engines are a lot more intelligent now, why is the same criticism of the meta ...
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Is there any lyrics meta tag when a page contains lyrics? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do meta keywords have any impact on ranking algorithms? So I created a website for a friend that has a music band and for each song we have the lyrics for it. I don't ...
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Is this over optimisation of the <title> tag?

I've got a page on a camera review site the page is as follows (below). Would you consider this over optimisation / keyword stuffing? Specifically in the title tag as it has 2 references to "canon ...
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Dynamic Meta Keywords

Is it a problem to change the meta keywords dynamically depending on the content of the page / website? for example if it is a news website and this weeks top articles are about elephants in japan I ...
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How to write good blog post tags

It seems that you have three choices in deciding how you write tags for your blog posts: Make them user friendly Make them highly searchable Combo of the two For example, let's say that I have a ...
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How to get the content right for better showing in google results [duplicate]

I am looking for basic help or guidelines for making my site earn better visibility in google and other search engine results. My site is a price-comparison engine for products so I want to know what ...
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Searching for acronym keywords in Google brings up full domain as first result

For years, I've had two domains (this is a ficticious example): allbenchescatchdirt.com and abcd.com They both do okay in terms of ranking for their keywords. However, I noticed something weird: If ...
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SEO non-English domain name advice

I'm starting a website, that is meant for a non-English region, using an alphabet that is a bit different than that of English. Current plan is as follows. The website name, and the domain name, will ...
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I have this message: This site doesn't have keywords meta tag!

I have this message: your site doesn't have keywords meta tag! What does that means?
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Is there any pros and cons of duplication content of meta description tag to keyword tag

On a Huge Website we have no time to add keywords manually so I'm same phrases for Description and keyword like this <meta name='description' content="Hello how are you?"> <meta ...
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Setting Meta tags for a website

I have made an Asp.net MVC website and am not well versed about SEO techniques, so I want a little guidance in setting the appropriate meta tags for the website. My website is dynamic and has two ...
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Is there a way to specify meta keywords and descriptions with Drupal?

I would like to be able to specify some meta keywords and meta descriptions for some of my pages in our Drupal (version 6) site. However, there does not appear to be a way to do that within Drupal (at ...
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how/when to use meta reply-to tag?

I was exploring meta tag and came across reply-to attribute. Can someone please give me an example of how to use it ? Also, is it recommended to use that attribute ?
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Need help optimizing meta tags for a specific keyword [duplicate]

I need to make my website appear when I google "achar estacionamento" (find parking lot in portuguese). Can you point some tips that could help me achieve this?
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H1 Tags and Anchor Text [duplicate]

I am building an image based website with no text space available on the Home Page. Can I turn the main Nav Menu links into H1 tags too? Will the site be punished by Search Engines from an SEO point ...
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What are the best SEO techniques for a professional blog? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? Beginner to SEO here, starting with a personal site, looking for some insight and feedback. ...