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Per-story Meta Tags

posted by Krow on 12:27 PM July 31st, 2001   Printer-friendly   Email story
Micah writes "Search engines use meta tags, especially "description" and "keywords" to augment pages in search engine results. Currently, I put site-specific tags in the html-header template. But that gets sent out for each story, and the site-tags aren't really the best fit there. I'm thinking that "description" and "keywords" should be additional story fields, and Slash would appropriately stick them into the HTML header of the stories. This would facilitate people searching for specific things, as they would be more likely to hit directly on your pages that are relevant to them."
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  • I don't know if that would make sense. Check this out:

    I have a site, Jazz-Sax [] where I post stories and stuff pertaining to jazz and saxophone. Now, I did a little review [] of a Microphone that I picked up for real cheap.

    If I go to google, and do a search on nady microphone review [] I get a link to my site about 19 hits down. Now, I'm not sure if that is due to me having sections for some type of stories or not, but the point is that the search engine found it fairly easily and there are no metatags at all.


    It's either on the beat or off the beat, it's that easy.
  • Well, most likely there aren't a whole lot of pages for 'nady microphone reviews'. So #19 doesn't seem all that great.

    In any case, metatags would probably help.

    I think I might well hack out this feature myself, though I'll probably wait for Slash 2.2 so i won't have to change everything.

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