Msn vs Meta tag

  • weblaunchphxx
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What is the algorithm of msn for meta tags?
Please share your great ideas.
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MSN algorithm appears to placed some solid weight on the meta tags

http://www.webpronews.com/blogtalk/2006 ... rch-engine
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Hey there,

My thoughts on meta tags are.. use them :)

It does not hurt your website by having them, and it definately helps you in yahoo for sure. I am not too sure about msn, but there is no reason not to have this tag.

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Travis Walters
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When we discuss search engine optimization it is typical for people to think of Google instantly, and with good reason. Google has nearly a 50% market share in the world of internet search engines, and that makes it a potential source of millions of hits. There is also Yahoo!, that second-to-Google search engine that we give little thought to. Dragging its heels into third place is MSN, an engine almost always overlooked by even the most expert of search engine optimizers. MSN still holds a 15% market share by most estimates (Yahoo! sits at about 25%), and with the number of searches done daily on the ever-expanding internet, that 15% still has the potential for a large and steady stream of visitors to your sites.

While many of the mainstay rules for optimizing for Google and Yahoo! still apply with MSN, there are a few key differences. Because MSN’s search algorithm differs so greatly from Google’s there are certain rules and tips to be aware of when optimizing for MSN.

Even though MSN’s algorithm does differ from that of the other main engines, its purpose and path remain the same. MSN will still send spiders to your site to index it, place it into a database, and then return results based on user’s searches. The differences begin when we take a look at exactly how MSN returns results in its search engine results pages.

MSN still relies heavily on meta tags to index and return results where Google and Yahoo! moved onto looking more closely at a site’s content and popularity in recent years. While it is always a good SEO practice to have detailed and unique meta tags on each page in your site, it is a practice often overlooked since Google and Yahoo! changed their method of returning results about two years ago. While those two companies began heavily using backlinks to measure a site’s importance and therefore its rank for a given keyword, MSN continued to index based on a combination of the meta tags mentioned above and the in-page content itself (determined by keywords). While this isn’t a terrible approach, it is behind the industry norm and not likely to return results as pertinent as the other search engines return. All is not lost however, and it is entirely possible to rank well in all three of the major search engines by following the basic rules of search engine optimization.

While it is generally believed that MSN relies too heavily on meta tags for its search results, you should still have proper meta tags in your pages. Google and Yahoo! both still use meta tags to some degree when indexing sites and determining their rank. It is a safe practice to always include meta tags and you discard them at the risk of low ranking in all search engines. Always implementing meta tags is an easy rule to follow and is considered a ‘best practice’ in any SEO project.

MSN’s other major algorithm factor is keywords. Without using backlinks to help determine site popularity (Google’s Page Rank measurement for instance), MSN relies very heavily on keywords within site content to determine its rank in the SERPs. Many sites go overboard in filling their sites with useless keywords simply to attract MSN’s attention: this is not ideal. Google and Yahoo! have both been known to penalize sites based on ‘keyword filling’ and it is known among SEO professionals as a blackhat practice. Optimizing for MSN to the exclusion of Google and Yahoo! is not a safe way route to take; the market share differences mentioned above show exactly why.

While MSN is seen as a world unto itself when it comes to SEO, following simple SEO practices gives you a major step ahead in all search engines. Relying on a single tactic will never work with all of the major engines and isn’t likely to help you rank well anywhere. A well-thought-out combination of all available tactics will help you to rank well without thought as to a particular engine. And with a solid foundation comes a simple means to develop and build for both specific keywords and specific engines as they change and perfect their algorithms in the future.
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MSN algorithm could be placed some solid weight on the use of keywords. MSN reward on the use of keywords . Or you may read the related article about MSN Algorithm.
http://blogbusinessworld.blogspot.com/2 ... ngine.html
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I really appreciate your reply a lot.
Thanks for sharing your great ideas with me.
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Well, There are many websites which are very well ranking on Live Search but yes, META tags placement can help making some good rankings to you in Search engines like G, Y and Live.

So, i prefer to use them.
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Aside from meta tags... MSN is in favor of the on-page elements such as the use of keywords and anchor text
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Use of keywords?
In title tag or in meta keyword?
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I think he meant the meta keyword...
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weblaunchphxx wrote:
Use of keywords?
In title tag or in meta keyword?


You can use your targeted keywords in both - Title and in Meta Description to make more keyword density. Always put your targeted keywords in the Title which is totally relevant to your web page.
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mit wrote:
more keyword density

What do u mean by keyword density?
Use keywords when it is require to make your site natural.
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Well, I think content is king so update your content timely with the use of your targeted keyphrases.
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Himalayan wrote:
Well, I think content is king so update your content timely with the use of your targeted keyphrases.


And, You can an extra power to make more content where you can include your targeted keyword/phrases by META tags.
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does keyword prominence do a thing to rank in msn?

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