How do I add Meta tags? What syntax do I use?
I'm trying to optimise my site. I know I need to add "meta tags" or meta titles" to my web pages so that search engines can find them
However I don't know what format to use to enter them in the "page properties"/"Meta Titles" boxes under the "Properties" section of my Editor.
Can I just type in words that are relevant? E.g. In my case: " logs, log stores, fire wood, wood shed, Glasgow...etc"
If so, do I put commas between the words?, These things "< >" ?, dashes or what?
Should I use a "plus" to suggest combinations: e.g. "log+store+Glasgow"?
Can any one advise? Thanks.
(I have read Google's advice and they say not to overdo the meta tags, because your site starts to look like spam.
Apologies for my ignorance.)
Generally I try to keep the information as relevant as possible to my site, and most importantly, from page to page. Use "keywords" as often as possible, and don't let it become a jumbled mess, as this information is commonly displayed along with search results!!
For example, If your site was about widgets and the page you were adding keywords was about blue widgets your keywords might be something like this:
widgets, blue widgets
SEO requires much more than this, but this is a starting point.
I'll keep it simple and relevant.
If I'm understanding properly, I need to keep the keywords for each page as discrete from each other as possible (i.e. not repeat the same keywords over several different pages)
Put relevant keywords in your page name, title, compelling meta descriptions, headings and if your content is relevant the search engines will figure it out.
The SEO landscape has changed and will continue to do so. Here's a good recent-enough article to get started:
18 Meta Tags Every Webpage Should Have in 2013
The latest versions of C5 have a tool to help you with this. Go to Dashboard > Systems & Settings (link on lower left of dashboard) > SEO & Statistics > then select "Bulk SEO updater".
I have a brief tutorial on using this you may find helpful at http://blog.arvixe.com/the-concrete5-bulk-seo-tool/...
Hope this helps :)
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