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Re: [Bug 6853] New: restore meta keywords, search engines use them

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 12:16:02 +0200
Message-ID: <4A8D2262.3090804@gmx.de>
To: Olivier GENDRIN <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com>
CC: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Olivier GENDRIN wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 3:28 PM, Tab Atkins Jr.<jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Current experts in the field of SEO clearly believe
>> that @rel=keywords is of little to no use in the real world, and
>> several (I linked two of them) bluntly recommend not using it at all.
> 
> It's a mistake to limit keyword to CEO, for example, twine bookmarklet
> automatically gets page keywords to prefill the keywords of a bookmark
> (and the same for description).

Indeed.

There are other use cases as well; for instance one CMS I happen to know 
uses these keywords in order to populate a context-sensitive navigation bar.

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 20 August 2009 10:16:45 GMT

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