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angus at pobox.com
Mon Dec 18 05:44:37 PST 2006
At 14:39 +0900 18.12.2006, Karl Dubost wrote:
>Le 16 déc. 2006 à 22:24, Angus McIntyre a écrit :
>> (Those are distinct points: there is abusable invisible information,
>> as shown by the fact that Google doesn't index META keywords
>> and descriptions).
>Spotlight on the macintosh indexes those and it. is. very. practical.
>when you search information.
I didn't mean to say that they weren't still
useful. I use META keywords myself to pre-fill
the 'tags' field on the submit form for an
anti-social bookmarking tool that I wrote (an
anti-social bookmarking tool is one where you
don't share your bookmarks with anyone else) and
I know others do the same. Google will even use
the META description (where available and more
than a certain number of characters long) as the
description for each entry in their index. So
it's definitely a good idea to make sure that
both those are properly filled out.
Google just doesn't - as far as I know - use
either the keywords or the description in order
to decide how to index the page, because of the
problem of keyword stuffing.
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