Hi, I just heard about Meta Tags and their use, and I am very interested about them. However I do not know how to place them in my posts, so, how do I do that?
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kyl3 Premium
How important is it to use alt tags for images? If they are important how do I do it?
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GFHaze Premium
Hi Kylie,

Here is a great video from Jay on how to use images properly.
Effective Use of Images in Content

.alt tags for images are very important, those are how Google identifies all images online.

I hope the video helps, my best,

Gary
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MarionBlack Premium
Use the All In One SEO Pack to put your descriptions, tags etc. Meta Tags went out with button-up boots (i.e. before almost everyone started using WordPress). ~Marion
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LondonLeigh Premium
Hi Marion, I have been busy researching and writing content, but I am now back into building my site at long last! I may be asking a silly question: I know the box is ticked for the All In One SEO Pack in my account, but do I need to do something in order for it to work, or does it do its stuff automatically? - Brandon
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MarionBlack Premium
Hi Brandon,
You need to scroll down towards the bottom of the post to make sure that your title, description and keywords are there. If not type them in. That is where the robots (Google, Bing and Yahoo) look for them as well as in the content. Put your keywords into the Title of your blog and in the first and last paragraph and possibly elsewhere if they make sense and do not look like "keyword stuffing". You can also include them in your sub-headings - "Helpful KEYWORD tip No. 4". Write naturally as if you were talking to a friend and you can't go wrong. ~Marion
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LondonLeigh Premium
Hi Marion,
Very many thanks for the advice. It is really helpful. Best wishes, Brandon
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Ken-Pringle Premium
I think you are referring to Meta description.
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nathaniell Premium Plus
What are you using them for? Just checking because they used to be used to help you rank for keywords, but that is no longer the case. The only reason you might want to use them would be to create a kind of "sub category" that you want to link, ie your blog shows tags somewhere on the post.

EDIT: I mixed up a few things here. Wordpress tags are for the subcategory thing. Meta Tags are useless.
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MichelleWA Premium
Oh well, I heard that Meta Tags helped you rank on Google. Well, what makes your posts rank on Google?
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sharonn Premium
meta tag technique is out dated,Now Google looks for unique useful contents,and your keywords should be in your articles naturally.Don't just spam your keywords,just use them in your article sparingly.
your keyword must be in your page title,heading,paragraph and some links on your article.
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nathaniell Premium Plus
Your content will help you rank. Watch the keyword videos here in WA (there are quite a few). Basically, use your keyword once in the title, and once in the first paragraph as a rule of thumb. Your keyword will also naturally occur as you write your content.

What exactly makes you rank is a mystery because Google doesn't tell us! Many people like to guess though, and that guessing game is called SEO :)
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MichelleWA Premium
Oh ok, that explains me alot. 1 more question though, is this where I should insert my keywords? http://bit.ly/1nd8FaB
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nathaniell Premium Plus
You don't have to place your keywords anywhere http://take.ms/CffiJ
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MichelleWA Premium
Oh ok, but why not the keyword section below the description? Just curious.
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nathaniell Premium Plus
That section used to be used by search engines to understand what your page is about, but it's no longer that way. I don't actually know why they still have it there. Maybe some search engines still use it, but none of the big ones do.
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MichelleWA Premium
So to get indexed all I have to do is fill up the Title and Description sections with a couple of keywords on each part, right?
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nathaniell Premium Plus
The meta stuff has nothing to do with indexing. This is only to tell search engines what you want displayed in the search results. Even then, Google sometimes ignores this information and writes anything it wants.

This is actually not part of the WA training anymore (it used to be). Where did you learn how to do this?

Some people write in meta data, some people don't. It doesn't affect your ranking or indexing in search engines at all.
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Jason T Premium
Use Your keywords in the title and the first paragraph of your article and AIO SEO will do the rest. Also have you used your free searches at jaaxy yet? I usually get 1 or 2 Keywords off jaaxy and just place them naturally in my 1st paragraph and it has been working well for me. Google has ranked my stuff on the 1st page just by my keyword placement under multiple keywords.
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Jim-WMP Premium
What I have learned here one word...Content.
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MichelleWA Premium
That seems awkwardly weird, cause I cannot find my sites anywhere when I try to search on Google or Bing. Only if I enter my domain name on Google it will appear.
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Jason T Premium
Maybe you are using high competition Keywords I always check Jaaxy and grab the low hanging fruit. Anything with under 300 qsr should give you a green light. If your not using Jaaxy then send me a pm with a couple keywords you plan on using and I can go check out the competition and give you a few suggestions. There is nothing going wrong with taking some of the less competitive keywords you still get traffic and some traffic Is better than none.
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MichelleWA Premium
I use the WA keyword tool instead of Jaaxy, and I keep using a Low Hanging Fruit all the time, and keywords that have high traffic and less than 200 QSR.
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Jason T Premium
I'm going to your website now pm me a couple keywords you are using. It also takes a little bit for Google to build trust in you as a Authority site. If you put in the keywords Is Plug In Profit Site A Scam you Will see my website on the 1st page top position on Google. But back in April I couldn't find it anywhere. I did some tweaking and added a few things and now it's #1 with those keywords. Hang in there Michelle you are doing awesome and your stuff will get ranked.
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Jason T Premium
I'm Sending you a PM I just went to your website and have a suggestion.
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DanLarkin Premium
If you have AIO-SEO installed, at the bottom of your post/page edit screen, you should see a section with Meta Description, Meta tag, etc.
Write your keywords in the Meta tag section seperated by a comma
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MichelleWA Premium
I will try that soon. Thanks for your help!
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