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    Red face Is it true? Google no longer Recognizes <meta> tag content?


    Hi,

    I've been out of the loop for awhile. Heard from my hosting company today that Google and all the other search engines no longer recognize <meta> and the content in it. I was very surprised, is that true?

    Thanks a lot.
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    From what I understand meta keywords and description tags have been deprecated by Google (are used less than they were before) for page rankings, but I would put them in any way. Google isn't the only search engine - you know.

    example search engine still using meta tags
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    Originally Posted by Glamtastic
    Hi,

    I've been out of the loop for awhile. Heard from my hosting company today that Google and all the other search engines no longer recognize <meta> and the content in it. I was very surprised, is that true?

    Thanks a lot.
    Yes, it is true that meta data are not important for search engine’s ranking but they are still important to increase CTR (Click Through Rate) from SERPs. Hence never ignore them to add for the webpage.
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    They are not as much important as they used to be.

    Nothing new really, it's been like this for years.
    Last edited by freak.inside; September 19th, 2013 at 04:59 AM.
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    Still meta tag is most important for search engine because Google fetch title and description for SERP.
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    Now there is no google update about meta. Still Meta tag is most important for google because Google fetch title and meta description for Search Engine Result Page.
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    Now there is no google update about meta. Still Meta tag is most important for google because Google fetch title and meta description for Search Engine Result Page.
    Yes, I agreed. There is no Google updates about meta title, meta description. Google fetch title, meta description for SERP. Don't ignore meta title, meta keywords, meta descriptions.
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    Yes, you heard right, now search engines not giving much priorities to meta data as much as before but they will still important to increase Click Through Rate from SERP. SO i suggest you to use it in your site if you want to be on SERP.
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    From what I understand meta keywords and description tags have been deprecated by Google (are used less than they were before) for page rankings, but I would put them in any way. Google isn't the only search engine - you know.
    This is absolutely true. Ranking now depends more on Content of the website and blog. But we should not forget that we have other search engines also who recognize meta for ranking websites. Google alone is not used everywhere while searching data on the internet.
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    Originally Posted by Glamtastic
    Hi,

    I've been out of the loop for awhile. Heard from my hosting company today that Google and all the other search engines no longer recognize <meta> and the content in it. I was very surprised, is that true?

    Thanks a lot.
    Hi Glamtastic, I just make a correction that Google is not considering the Meta keywords any more. But other Meta factors like Meta Title and Meta Description are very important. They got the special weighted.

    searchmetrics.com/media/documents/ranking-faktoren/download-ranking-factor-study-2013.pdf
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    I don't know for certain that they don't recognize meta information, but I have come to believe that it doesn't weigh as much as it once did. It is my personal opinion that Google is now starting to look much more at the over all quality of the content on a website and how well it relates to everyone else on the website and the links back to it. At one time it was easy to target specific keywords, pack your page full of that keyword, get tons of links, and make sales. Now Google has grown smarter and wants to rank websites that take the time to provide value to their readers. It makes sense. You wouldn't pay $100,000 for a car with only 1 tire would you? Why are people upset with Google for wanting to do the best they can to provide those people who use their product with the best results related to their searches possible.

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