View Full Version : meta tags for SEO : help!

09-20-2007, 03:56 PM
i have just created a new site www.linux-hub.org and it has been crawled by google, however when i try searching by entering the keywords into google i get nothing! :confused: any good with meta tags???


09-20-2007, 06:05 PM
Meta tags are just about useless for keyword recognition. As far as I know, the <meta name="keywords"> is completely ignored in everything except for AltaVista.

Create better content, use semantic layout, get a bigger pageranking SEO is not an overnight process.

09-20-2007, 06:29 PM
[] SEO is not an overnight process.

In fact, Google may need a month or longer to index your website.

09-20-2007, 07:04 PM
Also, your ranking with Google is higher based on how long it is registered for. If you register your site for ten years you'll be high on the list. Another way to increase ranking is based on the number of times your name appears in the body of the document.

09-20-2007, 08:49 PM
That's how long your site has been registered for already not how long into the future you register for. A site first registered in 1997 that has one month left before it is due to be renewed will rank higher than equivalent content on a site registered in 2006 with over nine years to go before the domain needs to be renewed (everything else being equal).

Placing your name more times into the page will only increase the rank of the page for people searching for your name. Also adding it too many times will have an adverse effect.

09-20-2007, 10:32 PM
You will still want to use the meta tags, and include keywords in the title tag.

It appears you are using OSCommerce, or something similar, and an SEO technique could be to create a splash page outside of the commerce site. That way you have full control over the pages code, and can reduce the amount of code that is excess. Getting rid of the unnecessary junk code and using web standard markup will help that page get indexed higher, especially if you beef it up with keywords (but not too much or it will be spamming!)

09-21-2007, 09:48 AM
Thanks for all your suggestions. Most appreciated!