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Saturday, December 24, 2005

Tweaking Meta Data

The main reason for you to Tweak your Meta Data at all is for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). You want your site to be read by as many people as possible. Therefore, you want the Search Engines to Find you.

I did post some things regarding this subject back in October with an update in Mid-November.

When you list your Meta Information, look for the "$BlogMetaData$" Tag enclosed in "<>".
Below this add your New Tags. Most likely you will Not See Tags for Description or Keywords. They are usually contained in the MetaData Tags.

What you want to do is ADD Description and Keywords for your Site.

The way to do this is:

Decription Format: < name="description" content="place your description here"> "Meta name" in place of "name" (no quotes). Use relevant terms in your description, ie. Work at Home, Internet Business, possibly your title, whatever best describes your site. Not necessary to separate by commas.

Format for Keywords: < name="keywords" content="place you keywords here"> (remember "meta name" no quotes). Make sure you use Keywords that Best Describe your site. ie. Work,Home,Internet. You get the Idea. Must separate words with a comma.

These Tags are placed somewhere after <"head"> and before < /head >. You will have to make an adjustment to your < $ BlogMetaData $ >, in most cases REMOVE TAG, depending on your Blog Publisher. If you don't remove the Tag, the Search Engines will use IT and not your NEW TAGS.

You shouldn't have to worry too much about the "Title". As this is usually picked up as is, unless your Title says something like "your title here". In that case, REPLACE with your own TITLE.

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2 Comments:

At 6:55 AM, Blogger Vishal P. Rao said...

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At 7:03 AM, Anonymous Vishal P. Rao said...

There is one major disadvantage of using this approach for sites made from Blogger. The META tags are the same for all the posts which makes it difficult to list individual post pages on search engines for THIER content. I mean the post may have some information but the META tags will have information related to the overall theme of your site.

If there are plugins to create unique META tags for each posts, extracting top few lines and including them in description, then there is no better thing that that. Otherwise, I feel it's better not to include them at all.

Just my suggestions :)

 

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