Using "Robots" Meta Tags

Written by Stephani Richardson

The "robots" meta tag, when used properly, will tellrepparttar search engine spiders whether or not to index and follow a particular page. Some examples of usage are as follows:

<meta name="robots" content="index,follow"> <meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow"> <meta name="robots" content="index,nofollow"> <meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow">

Let us first examine what these terms mean before we explainrepparttar 131609 usage for each one:

"index"- This directive tellsrepparttar 131610 search engine robots (or spiders) that it is okay to indexrepparttar 131611 page. Another words, you are allowingrepparttar 131612 search engine to include your page within their search directory.

"noindex"- Using this tag, you are lettingrepparttar 131613 robots know that this page should not be indexed. Simply put, this page will not appear in their search directory.

"follow"- When you use this tag, you are tellingrepparttar 131614 search engines that you want their robot to follow any links that are found on that page. "nofollow"- The opposite ofrepparttar 131615 above definition, this directive will tellrepparttar 131616 robots not to follow any links on your page. Putting it all together: Withrepparttar 131617 robots tags explained, let's examinerepparttar 131618 usage for each one. 1. <meta name="robots" content="index,follow"> This tag will be used when you wantrepparttar 131619 search engine spiders to indexrepparttar 131620 page and followrepparttar 131621 links to other pages. Most search engines use this setting as a "default" setting. It is possible that you may not even need to use this tag if you wantrepparttar 131622 search engines to follow and indexrepparttar 131623 page. However, an article at Search Engine World ( suggests that Inktomi does not use this as their default setting. Instead, they userepparttar 131624 "index, nofollow" tag. Better safe than sorry! There has been much debate over whether or not it is necessary to use this tag. If there is even a slight possibility that some search engines do not use this asrepparttar 131625 default setting, then it would only make sense to include this tag if you want your page included in their search directory AND your links to be followed. Dorepparttar 131626 research and decide for yourself. 2. <meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow"> This tag can be used to tellrepparttar 131627 search engines that you do not wantrepparttar 131628 page included in their directory, but you DO want them to followrepparttar 131629 links that lead to other pages. A good example of its usage would be your disclaimer or privacy policy pages. You may not want these pages to show up inrepparttar 131630 search engines if they are only important to your actual visitors. However, ifrepparttar 131631 links on these pages point to other pages that you wantrepparttar 131632 search engines to find, then you would still wantrepparttar 131633 spiders to "follow" those links. 3. <meta name="robots" content="index,nofollow"> This tag will allow your page to be indexed inrepparttar 131634 search engines, but any links on that page will not be followed. 4. <meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow"> When using this tag,repparttar 131635 search engine spiders will not include this page in their directory and will not follow any links onrepparttar 131636 page either. Where doesrepparttar 131637 "robots" tag belong? The "robots" meta tag should be used withinrepparttar 131638 <head> and </head> tags of your page. These tags are located atrepparttar 131639 top ofrepparttar 131640 html coding. It will look something like this: <html> <head> <title>Title of your page goes here</title> <meta name="keywords" content="word1,word2,word3,word4"> <meta name="description" content="A brief description ofrepparttar 131641 content of this page."> <meta name="robots" content="index,follow"> </head> <body> Your webpage information here. </body> </html>

TEN High Readership Content Ideas To Get Visitors Coming Back

Written by Ahmad Supaat

How many times have you heard that "Content is King"?. You need fresh, useful content to have visitors coming back and staying longer at your website.

Here are TEN high readership content ideas:

#1. How To Articles:Include detailed step by step instructions, with links to useful resources. Examples: How to write articles, publish your e-zine, how to promote your business, how to attract visitors to your web site.

#2. Tips: Usually small useful pieces of information aboutrepparttar size of a paragraph. Examples: tips on using a software product, tips on blogging.

#3. Top Lists: These are a group of tips listed in order, usually numbered from first to last. Examples: top 10 ways to get to more targeted visitors, top 7 ways to build your list.

#4. News Articles: You can include news about your industry or company information. Examples: new product releases, upcoming special events like seminars, joint ventures.

#5. Interview Articles: These could include interviews from customers, your ezine subscribers and experts and adds a "human element" to your website. Examples: You could interview an expert related to your industry, a satisfied customer, or even people profiles.

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