Inserting keywords into a website
Thread poster: Jennifer Baker

Jennifer Baker  Identity Verified
United States
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Nov 10, 2006

Can someone tell me how to insert keywords into a website? Dumb question, probabaly, but I'm clueless!
Thanks-

Jennifer


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Amy Williams  Identity Verified
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do you mean Meta tags? Nov 10, 2006

Hi Jennifer,
If you mean Meta tags, which are part of your code, there are thousands of tutorials on the web if you type "meta tags" into Google.

You may have a Meta tags facility in the program you are using to create your page, so that may be worth looking at.

Hope that helps,
Amy

[Edited at 2006-11-10 16:23]


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Ruth Martinez  Identity Verified
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meta tag Nov 10, 2006

Hi Jennifer,

Keywords go in your "keywords" meta tag, one of the elements within the head and /head tags. These (meta) tags don't display on web pages but contain information that's very useful for web browsers.

This it what it looks like (using "translator", "Jennifer" and "forum" as random keywords):

meta name="keywords" content="translator, Jennifer, forum" /
(Edited: I have deleted the tag marks so that it will display here)

This is a very simple explanation but I hope it helps. Please email me if you need a hand with meta tags, I'll be more than happy to help!

Also, check the W3 tutorials, they are clear, concise and very easy to follow: http://www.w3schools.com/

Good luck!

Ruth

[Edited at 2006-11-10 16:48]


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xxx@caduceus
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webmaster tutorials Nov 10, 2006

Take a look at

http://www.tizag.com/

http://www.tizag.com/htmlT/meta.php


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Abami
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SEO conform Nov 10, 2006

Search engines look at the meta tags and the text. If a meta tag is part of the text the "quality" is rated higher (or the relevancy) and even higher if the word is in bold.
Hence the art is to pack the keywords into the index page (first page of the URL) without makeing it unreadable.

Best Regards,

Eugen


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Not so important anymore Nov 11, 2006

Because people used to cheat with their keywords search engines like google read the real content of your page. Most important are the titles of your pages.
You can look at the tags of any page in the net by chosing view and source-code in your browser.
Regards
Heinrich


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Jennifer Baker  Identity Verified
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Thanks Nov 11, 2006

Thanks to everyone. I've actually figured it out-

Jennifer


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Michael Bastin  Identity Verified
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Don't forget the ALT tags either Nov 11, 2006

These are displayed when the user has disabled the display of images. It it not recommended to stuff too many keywords there but all images are supposed to have some text in the ALT tag:

Ex: < img src="img/logo_bl.gif" alt="Translation service" width="214" height="90" border="0" >

[Edited at 2006-11-11 23:07]


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