Global Meta Tags

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Something I just can't find are the settings for the global Meta Tags (Keywords, Description).

I thought I can change the default page type, then add there meta tags and it takes them for every new site, but no "bingo" there :)

Do I have to hard code the Meta Tags in the Template Header if I want the same Meta Tags for every Site?

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JimboJetset replied on at Permalink Reply
JimboJetset
Not sure if hard coding the meta tags in the template header is the 'C5' way to do it but that's exactly what I've done.
Kiesel replied on at Permalink Reply
Mhm, checked everything 6 times now, can't find anything about it.

Looks like hard coding it is :(
frz replied on at Permalink Reply
frz
Global as in setting these across the whole site? I think SEO practices would frown on that. From what I've learned recently the meta keywords are ignored completely by google and meta description is on the way, if you're not going to make them unique from page to page, why bother?

That being said, yes if your theme is built to honor it you can set these with page properties on the page in question. If you want them the same on every page, just hack the template.
senshidigital replied on at Permalink Reply
senshidigital
Agree with Franz here.

Google do not look at meta keywords anymore but each page should have its own description and meta info relating to the content on the page.

I would at least still change your descriptions to suit the content on the page. Its better for users too when they see it in the searches.

Take a look at this article to find out more:

http://freelancefolder.com/10-top-seo-techniques/...
Tony replied on at Permalink Best Answer Reply
Tony
you could add something like this to your theme's header to use a default description:

$pageDescription='my default description';
Loader::element('header_required',array('pageDescription'=>$pageDescription));


note that this would replace the existing header_required include, and the description would only be used if the page description wasn't set. Franz is right, no search engines use the keyword fields anymore, and the description is only used for the search engine's displayed description of that webpage, and not for ranking purposes.
Kiesel replied on at Permalink Reply
Thank you for the answers. Exactly, the Tags are not used for Ranking anymore, so I told myself why bother giving every page own keywords and description. Doing it once and global is more then enough.