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#1 alecto

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 01:33 PM

Hello,

 

Does anyone have experience using the news_keywords meta tag? I'm curious about whether these keywords impact a page's overall keyword density or not.

 

Thanks!



#2 Jill

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 03:10 PM

Tags can't affect keyword density. That's all about content (and it's a useless measure at that).



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:24 AM

Thanks Jill. I was under the impression that certain tags such as image alts, h1 tags, and title tags did contribute to a page's keyword density. There's so much conflicting information out there!



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:44 AM

All you need to know is that is NO SUCH measurement as "keyword density" used by search engines, there never has been and it is highly improbable that there ever will be.



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:00 AM

And a "news_keywords" meta element is one that  has been invented for a specific use, it is NOT something that search engine have EVER used for 'natural' search.

 

Google created it for use with/for their "News Search" feed aggregator but it has no use for general search.

 

 

This IS what meta elements are for in HTML documents, they can be created by anyone, for any purpose that meets their needs or specific requirements, and therefore can and will be ignored by ALL other user agent and do NOT affect content that is visible to users.


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#6 Brainchild

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:00 AM

i agree that meta tags do not affect the rankings. but how about the meta description and title?



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 05:39 AM

i agree that meta tags do not affect the rankings. but how about the meta description and title?

 

No, neither make ANY difference to Search Rankings.

 

Yahoo used to give the meta description content a chance, but now that Bing provide Yahoo results, ......



..... .... They don't






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