October 11, 2010 – Metatags have been around since the beginning of this thing we call the Internet. We all know how it works: Write an article promoting a business, product, etc. and if it has just the right amount of keywords sprinkled throughout, kaboom, your page has a high ranking. The higher the better, but there is a fine line.

In an article found here, this fine line is discussed in detail. Metatagging is necessary, but the inexperienced and the scammer could find themselves in hot water. For those looking for an inside hint, search engines are giving more importance to keywords that appear in the beginning title tags rather than at the end.

Too many keywords, and the web crawlers are “smart” enough to recognize this as the dreaded spam. Effective use of the metatags is a good sign of SEO or search engine optimization.

Glenn Black

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