SEO and Metatags - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 12-15-2010, 11:46 AM - Thread Starter
 
beadmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 410
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

A simple question, I hope. Do you need to refresh and change your metatags frequently to get more traffic from search engines? Simple. Right?


Wife to : DH and Mama to Abigail Rose 3/30/08 :
beadmama is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 3 Old 12-16-2010, 12:06 PM
 
dogmom327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Posts: 5,702
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I've never seen any info suggesting changing meta tags frequently.  It is important to keep up with what search terms are trending, etc. but you'd likely be better off creating a page on your site optimized for those terms rather than changing an existing page.  But changing for the sake of changing would be very risky and ultimately counter-productive.  Google, etc. uses those tags as a beacon to tell them what your page is about but it still scans the rest of the page so if you're changing them and it's not reflected in the rest of the page, that's going to look funny to Google if that makes sense.


Mama to DS (6/07) h20homebirth.gif, DD (6/09) h20homebirth.gif, and DD (07/12) homebirth.jpg..

dogmom327 is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 12-19-2010, 09:12 AM
 
Kristine233's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Way Northern MN
Posts: 3,973
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Changing the meta tags isn't as important as just making sure that it stays relevant to your site's content.  If you are getting a good result from your current meta description, leave it.  Don't fix what isn't broken. :)  Also making sure that just your content stays up to date is important.  I suggest a blog right on your site for this purpose.  Search engines love blogs because they are constantly giving them more pages and relevant text to crawl and index and you aren't risking destroying combinations that may already be indexed and doing well on your other pages.


Mom to Joscelyne 14, Andrew 12, and Mackenzie 10 and wife to Nate.
Kristine233 is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off