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Idea to help Research

Quick question to the peeps. (And my apologies for Cross-posting)

One thing I have been thinking is this: How helpful could it be to have a convention of placing the phrase "sca research" into the meta tags of web pages that contain sca related research? I think the answer is, quite helpful.

I did a little research using Google. Below are the results of a quick and dirty survey of sites found through Google and the associated terms...

about 8,510 for "sca research"
about 4,770,000 for sca research
about 4,470,000 for +sca +research
about 202,000 for +sca +research clothing
about 75,600 for +sca +research history
about 942,000 for +sca +research armor

You see there is an abrupt jump between 8K using the phrase "sca research" and to over 4M for not placing things in a phrase. And the applicability of the phrase based returns is immensely better. Less wading through thousands of pages you don't need.

Thoughts?

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reasdream
Mar. 16th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
I think it's an excellent idea
mstewart
Mar. 16th, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you. There is a good bit more to consider and then I'll have to give it more thinking... but darned if it might just be helpful.
xrian
Mar. 16th, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
The recent computer books I've been perusing (recent classes including web design) are pretty unanimous that search engines these days no longer rely on meta tags for constructing their ratings. Page text, and especially page headlines, seem to be weighted much more heavily.
mstewart
Mar. 16th, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)
Ah, thank you. I went and did a little more looking and you are right! Page title and page text is more the way to go. Thank you for the info.
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