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Old 08-08-2006, 01:57 PM   #1
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Default meta tags and leading one on...'-}}

A friend of mine is working on her website for her equine massage practice and I've been helping her with it...

She didn't have any meta tags and I suggested that she add some--it is my understanding that meta tags help bots in the classification/ranking process for a site...I'm not sure that's actually correct...is it?

The tags she's selected are:

"animal body work, animal bodywork, animal massage, animal wellness, Barnes myofascial release, body work, body worker, bodywork, bodyworker, craniosacral, dog massage, canine massage, canine bodywork, canine body work, EBW, equine body worker, equine bodyworker, equine massage, equine sports massage, equine sports massage therapist, equine massage therapist, Equinology, esmt, horse massage, horse massage therapist, horse therapy, horse training, IEBWA, Maryland dog massage, Maryland horse massage, Maryland animal massage, Maryland pet massage, Maryland animal therapy, massage, MFR, myofascial release, myafascial release, myofasciel release, myafasciel release, pony massage, reiki, stretching, therapy, pet massage, pet therapy, pet bodywork, pet body worker"

I suggested that she use "therapeutic" wherever she had "massage" or she was going to end up on all sorts of porno lists--even with using "therapeutic" she's going to end up on porno lists but she would have at least tried to limit it...

Her question to me was if she used, for example: equine therapeutic massage or horse therapeutic massage with no equine massage and no horse massage in her meta tags and someone entered the search terms equine massage or horse massage would she get a hit on her page--all things being equal...assuming the bots have hit her page, etc.?

Also, when using a search engine, it's my understanding the use of double quotes is restrictive displaying hits only for that specific combo of words but using single quotes will display hits for both words.

So "equine massage" is will display hits for only that combination of words. Where 'equine massage' would display hits for equine and for massage and for equine massage.

This at least has been my experience with google and I'm not sure if all search engines work the same way and I'm not sure how/where the meta tags come into play...

I guess what I'm asking is how do meta tags work? How tight or loose is the tag scanning?



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