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    I think Google count meta tags. On some of my site it show actualy meta tags description as site description on serp site description.

    Maybe they dont have big value but some value at least 1% they have.

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    yeah i still didn't take out. the meta tags as it dont hurt my site anyway. how ever if it does and i might know it thru this forum. i was take it out then if it affects.

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    Whether the benefit is immense (we're going to do this exactly as you laid out!) or not really significant (we'll consider your suggestion and may or may not use it) - if it doesn't do any harm, then I say go for it! Utilize all available resources that may benefit you now or somewhere down the road.

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    You do want to use the description meta tag. It will not help your rankings, but it is a good marketing tool.

    If the keywords used in a search are included in the description meta tag and the character count for the description is greater than 100, the chances a very strong that G will use the description meta tag rather than just grabbing a block of text on the page that surrounds the keywords used in the search.

    This gives you some control over the description that displays in search engine results. This can also make the difference between whether someone clicks on your link or one of the other nine on a search results page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron_nimocks View Post
    Submitting Your Site to Search Engines
    My personal opinion - this goes back to when the search engines were more like directories. This was before spider technology was developed and you had to actually submit your site to "search" engines like yahoo.

    Old habits are hard to break. And when something gets accepted, its difficult to change.

    I clearly remember searching through yahoo back around 1995, 1996, 1997 and it was like a big directory. After yahoo and google developed spiders that actually index websites, search engine submission was no longer needed. But for some reason its still a myth that you have to submit.

    13 years ago - yes, you needed to submit your site to search engines.
    Today - no, you do not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texashiker View Post
    My personal opinion - this goes back to when the search engines were more like directories. This was before spider technology was developed and you had to actually submit your site to "search" engines like yahoo.

    Old habits are hard to break. And when something gets accepted, its difficult to change.

    I clearly remember searching through yahoo back around 1995, 1996, 1997 and it was like a big directory. After yahoo and google developed spiders that actually index websites, search engine submission was no longer needed. But for some reason its still a myth that you have to submit.

    13 years ago - yes, you needed to submit your site to search engines.
    Today - no, you do not.
    Yahoo had a new paid inclusion. I'm not sure if the service died.

    Yeah. Back in 1995 Yahoo was more like a big directory. I don't believe that they ever developed a search algo but instead relied on Google.

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    I've never been fond of Yahoo.

    Come to think of it, I've never been fond of most other search engines as well, like Altavista, MSN, Dogpile, Lycos, and all the others that have come and gone, now also including Bing. Then you have things like Jayde which are just fancy spam dumps. Thankfully we have Google now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kovich View Post
    I've never been fond of Yahoo.

    Come to think of it, I've never been fond of most other search engines as well, like Altavista, MSN, Dogpile, Lycos, and all the others that have come and gone, now also including Bing. Then you have things like Jayde which are just fancy spam dumps. Thankfully we have Google now.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kovich View Post
    I've never been fond of Yahoo.

    Come to think of it, I've never been fond of most other search engines as well, like Altavista, MSN, Dogpile, Lycos, and all the others that have come and gone, now also including Bing. Then you have things like Jayde which are just fancy spam dumps. Thankfully we have Google now.
    When people discuss seo for the most part, they are talking about Google. The Google algorithm is much better at filtering spam. So, Google indexes a much wider variety of sites and count on it's algo to filter the spam.

    Yahoo has relevant search results. But it comes at a price. All you see are the same sites. It almost looks as if the sites have been manually seeded. Also, it appears that Yahoo heavily uses the Yahoo directory as a quality factor.

    On your list of sites, Altavista was purchased by Yahoo. Most of the better searchengines like AlltheWeb, Intkomi and Overture were purchased by Yahoo.

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    G uses metatags. In fact, the only three variables available in the G patent are Title, Description, and Keyword. Matt Cutts also came back and corrected what he said and stated that you should put misspelled words into the keywords tag. Now, why would he say that if they ignored KWs?

    And, even if G doesn't, which they do, there are 1000's of other search engines that do, as using MetaTags is proper HTML programming.

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    meta tags have been abused so much in past that google has stopped relying on it..but, however, it helps in displaying relevant adsense ads to a little extent..

    the On-site factors that influence your SERPs are Title, Content, H1-H3 tags, anchor text, alt tags, KW in Bold..meta description to make your link clickable in SERPs..

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