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Should you Bother Using Meta Keyword Tags?

As with most SEO queries there is no straight forward answer, so I’ll just go with it depends…

Basically Google doesn’t use them any more at all!

So if you’re only worried about how you show up on Google don’t bother (unless your site search feature uses them!).

However, if you’re concerned about showing up on Yahoo or Bing they are a necessity!

Bing and Yahoo have a combined 10%* of search market share which may not seem like much first glance, however this accounts for 4.6 Billion^ searches per month in the US alone!

Yahoo has claimed in the past that they stopped indexing the meta keyword tag, however they provide advice on improving your search position including:

Use a “keyword” metatag to list keywords for each page of your website. Use distinct lists of keywords that relate to each specific page on the site. Do not use one broad set of keywords for the entire site.

Bing also provides similar suggestions in their head tag optimisation blog.

So if you care about your position on Bing or Yahoo follow their advice, but like any SEO method you will need more than just a good meta keyword tag to position well on any search engine.

*According to Net Market Share

^According to comScore December 2010 U.S. Search Engine Rankings

Airlines Tough Times – flySilverjet.com – Administrator’s victim

Who is the biggest Online Advertising spender? Travel industry of course. Margins in travel are high enough to create great advertising budget. Of course everyone goes on holiday so it is main stream business too.

What is easy to sell on internet? – Tickets of course - bit of paper or even just a code and automatically generated text message or e-mail and you have done it – simple and clean job.

These are two main reasons for airlines to have a strong well managed websites. In this case they can sell directly to the public their own product without agency charges and put some additional and after sales services on the front of their customers. To do it so of course they need a lot of online marketing to make their website well visible. Of course they invest thousands of pounds in SEO, Online PR, PPC and all other techniques to keep Google happy and to produce more ad more traffic on their websites.

What happens then when all goes wrong? We have operations shut and before they start think website gets replaced by one flat html which says “home” in the title and a lot of legal admin non sense. We understand legal obligation to inform public about company status but this doesn’t mean you need to destroy website listings.

The thing is non of the Aministrators treats websites like assets – Incredible but true. they only see domain as potential asset but not search engines listings. These things are capable of producing valuable traffic all the way long what is the problem with setting up redirections or partnerships, affiliates programs. Administrators please just simply let the website sell for someone else and earn money from it for your Administration purposes.

It looks like opportunity has been missed and flysilverjet.com is another victim insted of beeing sold with its good PR, great linking structure is going to die slowly – money wasted.

Administrators wasters flush good SEO and online marketing job down the drain