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    Meta on ALL pages?

    I recently got my site listed on Yahoo and Google but have only placed the Meta details on the front page.

    Is this wrong?

    Should I add the Meta info to all the pages?

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    yes that is recomended! best to have different info for each page (relevent to the content of that page)

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    Like saghir mentioned you will want to have your META tags on all pages, and make sure you customize them to each page.

    If you're interested in how to optomize your site for Google and friends, then let me recommend Search Engine Optomization for Dummies. I think you'll find it very helpful.
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    As mentioned by the others, it is recommended that meta tags be on all pages but the information must be relevant to the content on that page.

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    Swerve1000,

    I spent a few hundreds $ last year to improve my listing by optimizing my meta tags.

    You will ask me the results we had : "NOTHING"

    At least you are popular enough (thousand of visitors everyday) I would suggest you to find a better get visitors. This is true in the web hosting world.

    I heard somewhere that to be listed on the first page of Google for the word "WEB HOSTING" it will cost you around $50 000 and it is not sure it will work. Don't know if it is true.

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    I heard somewhere that to be listed on the first page of Google for the word "WEB HOSTING" it will cost you around $50 000 and it is not sure it will work. Don't know if it is true.
    I wouldn't doubt it. If you do a keyword analysis for "web hosting" you'll find that there were 2.9 million searches for it last month. Compare that to porn coming in at ~4 million, last I checked. Suddenly $50K sounds like it might be a good deal!

    I think the real challenge is finding keywords that you can compete for, then optomize your pages for that. BTW, META tags are not that big a deal. In fact, the only one that's really worth it is description, and I think Google will ignore it in most cases. Having them is just a best practice, IMO.
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    As far as I know...Google no longer refers to your meta tag keywords .... but analyzes the content of what is within your page...ie. headers, etc.
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    Fantastic. Some real good advice.


    How would you use Meta tags to get the forum part of the site a higher listing. You cannot put Meta tags into the actual threads within a forum can you (phpbb) ?

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    Originally posted by Swerve1000
    Fantastic. Some real good advice.


    How would you use Meta tags to get the forum part of the site a higher listing. You cannot put Meta tags into the actual threads within a forum can you (phpbb) ?

    Many thanks everyone!
    You wouldn't really. You'd rely on the contents of the forum to boost your standings. Meta tags have virtually no effect on rankings when it comes to forums. Frankly, they generally have little appreciable effect on any pages, though descriptions are handy for search engines that display them in listings (though they will rarely contribute to one's rank).
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    Thanks the_pm

    Quick Q - How's about placing links in the post's I make on other sites, towards my site?.
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    Search engines strive to mimic human behavior and perception as much as possible. If you're linking from a relevent topic to a relevent page, you'll be doing your site the most good, and infinitely more important, you'll be doing the site visitors the most good.

    Try to think about it in those terms. In the short run, there are tricks and techniques you can use to improve ranking, but in the long run, strategies geared toward making content as friendly as possible for people will get you farthest. Why? Because SE algorithms change all the time in their efforts to more closely mimic humans. The closer they get, the closer they will be to aligning themselves with your human optimization techniques.

    Plus, us real live people will appreciate it too
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    I see the_pm. That's helped a lot.

    It appears to be all about having good content and keeping all the links/site promotion relevant to the site's subject matter.

    Nice one chap.
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    it would be very helpful for ur sites ranking to have a title on every page

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    Regarding META details...

    description... will be helpful and may be served up in the description portion of the results, either solely or with other content of your site.

    Keep this to 150 - 300 characters or less, Google will show about 154, and keep the most important and enticing part towards the front... you want to say "hey click me" so to speak next to all of the other results.

    keywords... not nearly as important if at all, however, some smaller engines may still look at this, and it is believed that Yahoo actually still looks at it, but it is viewed in context with your page... so loading up keywrds with no relevance to the page is a waste; you may want to list the 3-5 main keywords that pertain to the page... can't hurt

    it is also important that these are different on different pages, especially since they should be showing relevancy to the specific page.

    Just as or more important is your title tag, roughly 66 characters, again different on the pages.

    From there, while not meta tags, proper structure of your page with heading tags (h1, h2, h3,...) and again, incorporating your keywords.

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