Meta Tags


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Guest

How do I get meta tags into my web site? I have Jim Buyens' book, Running
FrontPage 2000, but it just has one teensy reference and no discussion. I
want search engines to find our site.
Also, in the discussion group, I read that search engines don't pay
attention to meta tags anymore. So what do I do?
Cheers,
 
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David Baxter

They pay attention to some, sometimes..

What is it you want meta tags for? What do you want them to do?
 
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Tom Pepper Willett

www.searchenginewatch.com

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| How do I get meta tags into my web site? I have Jim Buyens' book, Running
| FrontPage 2000, but it just has one teensy reference and no discussion. I
| want search engines to find our site.
| Also, in the discussion group, I read that search engines don't pay
| attention to meta tags anymore. So what do I do?
| Cheers,
| --
| Sue
 
G

Guest

I want search engines to pick up our Web site and think I need to put in
keywords. We're not trying to sell stuff, just attract people to our area of
the world.
Thanx, Sue
 
D

David Baxter

The keywords meta tag is becoming increasingly less important to search
engines and some by now seem to ignore them completely.

However, the title meta tag is still important. Here's how you do it.
Insert between your <head> and </head> tags (after <html> and before
<body>) using html view in FrontPage:

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE>Insert your most important descriptive keywords or keyphrases in
here</TITLE>
<META name="description"
content="less important but insert a description of the site again with
important keywords here">
<META NAME="keywords"
CONTENT="even less important but insert keyword phrases here, separated
by commas -- use two and three or even four word phrases rather than
individual keywords and use search terms that people are likely to
actually use">
</HEAD>
<BODY>
....
....
....
</BODY>
</HTML>

Or: in FrontPage:
1. open the page you want to add these tags to
2. right click and select Page Properties
3. insert or modify Title at the General tab
4. at the Custom tab, under User Variables, click on add
5. for name, enter "description" (without the quotation marks)
6. for value, enter the description (see above)
7. click on okay
8. repeat steps 4 through 7 entering "keywords" instead of "description"
(again without the quotation marks)

Then go to http://www.bandofgonzos.com and submit your site for Site
Review and ask for additional suggestions for search engine
optimization.
 
G

Guest

David, thank you, thank you. I'm beginning to understand what you just told
me, scary thought, and will try it out next time I get brave.
 
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Guest

Thanks Tom. I see that one has to subscribe, but it looks like a really good
resource.
Cheers, Sue
 

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