For those of us who started to venture into the internet using Yahoo Pagebuilder, Dreamweaver, HTML kit, Microsoft Frontpage or other similar html programs, we are very attached to our meta tags. Inserting meta tags was like the very first thing we do.
What are meta tags?
It is some invisible words that tell the search engines what is our site about. You do not see those words on our website but they are able to be read by the search engines. What I know is Google SE doesn’t bother about meta tags. However, Yahoo and MSN do.
How to add it in?
If you are totally new, you can get one of those online sites to generate the codes for you. LinkWorth tools has it. Or if you are using WordPress, there is this plugin call All in One SEO Pack. Previously, before I have this, I use autometa, which is another plugin.
Why is it important?
With the All in One SEO plugin, I can now insert the keywords in my title and they will be marked as meta tags. This means, I can use wacky description for my blog post, using some irrelevant words and put something more descriptive in the meta.
Recently, I notice all those guru-wannabes dispensing rehashed blog advices like using good keywords in title and bolding them per keywords. So, let me do you a favour. Just use the All in One SEO Pack. It works out of the box.
Let’s take a look at how it works. In my previous post, the blog title is “â€œI lost Google PR due to PayPerPost? (PPP)â€ but I have entered a more boring but relevant title in the meta tags.
This is what appears in the meta tag. Well, if you are writing a personal blog, putting relevant titles can be very boring so I find using this good to get those keywords working.
The above is what I inserted in the meta tags. You won’t see it but the search engines will.
Now, go on and try it out and I hope you see your traffic increasing. Me? I haven’t notice anything yet.
knupNET(December 21, 2007 - 10:09 pm)
Yes! I use this plugin on all my WordPress sites. Excellent plugin!
pablopabla(December 21, 2007 - 10:25 pm)
I am using it for one of my new “secret” sites. Hope it works in time to come ;)
Wayne Liew(December 22, 2007 - 12:55 am)
I am using it for all my blogs but one thing I like about the plugin is the one-click upgrade. It saves me the fuss of uploading files into my FTP, blah blah blah…
Wing Loon(December 22, 2007 - 2:40 am)
Same here. Using it for my blog. One-click upgrade is cool, :D
Moses Francis(December 22, 2007 - 2:42 am)
The plugin works and if your just started using it it will take some time before you see an improvement in your traffic, but it does work that’s for sure.
sir jorge(December 22, 2007 - 3:34 am)
i use the plugin, it works wonders, just keep at it
Jenny(December 22, 2007 - 3:57 am)
I have it installed, but I have not touched it yet. It’s too big and difficult and complicated and such and I want to keep my site simple and I don’t wanna go back and do ALL my posts all over again.
abi(December 22, 2007 - 10:06 am)
This plugin is awesome!! Easy and saves a lot of heartache of coming up with a descriptive title which not necesarily make the story as juicy as you want!!this plugin helps just tat! ;)
mahendran(December 22, 2007 - 10:24 pm)
Yeah, using it in my experimental blog :p thkx to GobalaKrishnan brother who gave tips in his blogs..its quite good
Forrest(December 28, 2007 - 4:32 am)
I’ve been wanting an easy way to create meta descriptions in my posts … I might have to give this a try.
You realize you aren’t ranked on them, right? They’re typically shown to a user in the SERPs, so they can be a great tool to help you persuade a visitor-to-be to click your link instead of someone else’s by writing good page descriptions instead of letting the engine plucks some random words from your page.