View Full Version : Is it necessary to have all this
i believe meta description and keywords are imp to from SE to some extent. How abt these listed below metas are they necessary to be placed in every page? Do these have any impact on rankings in serps.. And what the most imp meta data that we should place and in what sequence? please help
<META name="distribution" >
<META name="revisit-after" >
<META name="resource-type" >
<META name="audience" >
<META name="robots" >
any advice would be appreciated..
thank u all in advance
10-03-2006, 03:35 AM
I use none of these...
10-03-2006, 04:39 AM
10-03-2006, 12:16 PM
I use <meta name="robots" content="index,follow"> because it can't hurt....
10-03-2006, 12:32 PM
[QUOTE=teknicks]I use <meta name="robots" content="index,follow"> because it can't hurt....[/QUOTE]
None will hurt, they just take extra bandwidth and load time for nothing...
I've always thought this one could hurt:
<META name="revisit-after" >
Let's say you set it to 7 days, and Google comes on a Monday to look at the homepage. If there was a deep crawl scheduled on the Saturday, then you would miss it wouldn't you? I'm not sure about this - anyone want to test it ;)
10-03-2006, 02:35 PM
[QUOTE=Paz]I've always thought this one could hurt:
<META name="revisit-after" >[/QUOTE]You can set this one as you like with googlebot... it will not follow it. Had it set to 7 days and it still fetched my page every day... no use... but maybe it works with other engines...
10-03-2006, 02:50 PM
I have found that search engines largely ignore when you tell them to crawl. They are going to use their own internal algorithems because they are more accurate than human webmaster input.
so wht u guys suggest shall i place some of them like robots and omit revisit after like tht.. i m still not sure
10-04-2006, 02:36 AM
no all of them are useless now dont use them.
10-04-2006, 06:09 AM
You definitaly want to use keywords and description. These, at the very least, help the spiders to identifiy that pages are different.
As for the robots file, I perfer to place all that information in an external robots.txt file. Other than that, I don't use any other meta tags unless it's required by an internal application.
thank you all for your valueable input..
12-07-2006, 10:11 AM
no need...i don't think they will give your site more credit... ;)
12-07-2006, 10:56 AM
Candid Kris and Princess you're not allowed to form multiple accounts here and I've banned one.
And title/descriptions tags can help a little, but they can certainly hurt a lot if you don't use them properly.
12-08-2006, 12:54 AM
I use <meta name="robots" content="index,follow"> this
12-08-2006, 11:16 AM
Most of the time the additional meta tags are only used for internal search engines. Like HP has standards for creating web pages and requires you enter several additional meta tags. They use those for internal searching and indexing purposes - they have no effect on the regular search engines.
Unless you are using the meta tags for something internal, I wouldn't bother with anything other than description and keywords.
12-12-2006, 01:13 AM
well recomend to use meta description & meta keywords, google ignore meta tags but it also can help...
ok keywords and description are most imp meta tags. rest all are useless from SE point.. that's what everybody points out is it
12-13-2006, 10:38 PM
ya title n description is imp ..but i use revisit n index follow meta tags
12-13-2006, 11:29 PM
well i recommend to use meta description & meta keywords.. google ignore meta tags but still it helps for other SE..
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