#Meta Tag Optimization – Result, A Good Ranking For Your Affiliate Marketing Website
In the past couple of years some SEO specialists have said that meta tags are near dead and becoming obsolete. I disagree, meta tags are not dead or becoming obsolete. I still believe that meta tags are used by all major search engines and are very much in use and extremely important to search engine ranking.
To prove this I removed my meta tags from 2 of my sites last weekend and monitored the search engines position of them.
My example: Before I removed my meta tags my sites ranked 4 and 5 on Bing and Yahoo for my particular keywords for the sites. All I did was change one word from each sites description tag and those sites slowly dropped out off sight in the search results within a few days. Those site’s rankings were even worse on Google. They disappeared almost overnight. Needless to say I changed back to my original description tag pretty pronto.
All major search engines definitely use meta tags as a description of the webpage and for indexing within the search results
The title tag is another tag that’s one of the most important on page factors to consider. This is because search engine spiders read this tag first and place a high level of importance on the keywords found in it because it’s also used for the title of your listing in the search results. Correct title tag optimization is essential and when used correctly will result in a dramatic increase in your search engine ranking.
Note: The title tag should contain at least one or more keywords to be relevant to either an individual webpage you want ranked or if the subject of the website is about one thing in particular then a variety of keywords should cover the whole website. Choose wisely.
Search engine spiders read the description meta tag next. This tag is often used as a website description in the search results. The description tag should also contain a few keywords
The keyword meta tag is also vital to search engine ranking giving search engine spiders a sample of relevant text and content within a webpage. You should also include if possible other meta tags such as author and copyright etc. These tags are not as important as the title, description and keyword tag though.
To achieve high search engine ranking optimize your meta data because proper on-site/on-page optimization will greatly improve your search engine listing.
Ok people, I hope this article will be of some use to you, and if you are already a member of Wealthy Affiliate you put what you have learned from this article into practice for your WA sites. If you haven’t yet made up your mind about joining Wealthy Affiliate then its a good idea to bookmark this page for future reference before you have to ask yourself the question below
My message to all who have websites is – Do not discount your meta tags or you could end up disappearing into web oblivion.
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