Thanx. That was helpful <rolls eyes>
But conclusive isn't the only goal, understanding is. If you can learn something, even if you are only 75% sure, that is great in my opinion.
"Inconclusive" means that you cannot draw any conclusions from these tests. In other words, they are worthless. I'm sorry you did not find my reply useful. I know that you like to jump to conclusions - for example when you stated in IHY that "Google no longer indexes meta description tag". That would be a good example of a useless, amatuer post. Most professional SEO's know the Google indexes the meta description tag, as Alan Perkins and MakeMeTop pointed out for you here
More professional types would find the statement to be useful, as it eliminates a faulty theory. [Edited. See above post.]
Only MHO, of course, and I reallyu mean no offence when I say it, its just one of my pet peeves!
And misinformation is one of my pet peeves.
<WADING BACK IN>Who ever said that the Title tag wasn't counted? ?
You can often take the words out of the page titles, search for them and find the page in the SERPs, click on cache, and see:
When in fact, links to that page do not contain those terms. It's just in the page titles.
That is true also. "Google bombing"
Nobody. Sure, you like to reply in a hurry, but forum etiquette would suggest that you read the posts preceding that one.
In regard to Google's "These terms only appear in links pointing to this page:" I was stating that Google does not differentiate. Sometimes those words were are not included in link text of inbound links. Sometimes they are found in page titles, but Google still uses the statement, "These terms only appear in links pointing to this page".
How do you know none of the links contain any of those words?
You act as if this is something new. It's basic stuff. I could give you a link a minute to cached pages with "These terms only appear in links pointing to this page" on them, when in fact those terms do not occur in the anchor text of pages linking to the page in question. The terms appear in the page titles.
I don't mind educating you, but you really should be taking the initiative and at least try to learn some of this stuff on your own.
Edited by Jill, 12 August 2003 - 10:16 AM.