Metadata Questions

7 Oct 2005 - 11:36am
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Danna Hudson
2005

Does anybody know the maximum number of characters that can be used in
Metadata page description and keywords?

Thanks, danna :)

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Comments

7 Oct 2005 - 12:31pm
Todd Roberts
2005

I don't think there is a technical limit on the length of meta tag
values. What you have to watch out for is how search engines treat them.
As is usually the case, the most pared-down set of keywords and
description you can come up with is the best route. Google at least as
of a year and a half ago preferred fewer than 15 keywords. And
descriptions are only useful as far as how many characters the search
results will display. A 3-page description is not going to be useful
when only the first two sentences are displayed, and may hurt rankings
as they dilute the real content as a % of the page.

Danna Hudson wrote:

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7 Oct 2005 - 1:24pm
Luis Silva
2005

Metadata is superficial information, semantically correct WebPages are the way to go.

Same purpose better results.

Luis

"of a year and a half ago preferred fewer than 15 keywords. And
descriptions are only useful as far as how many characters the search
results will display."

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