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Re: crap site

From: Joseph Becher <jwbecher@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2010 09:45:48 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTil3B-C2PlmrBw5iVP-N-UQ3z-5UdlfgR-Yb-eOJ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Cc: bruce <bruce@abuwebcommerce.com>, site-comments <site-comments@w3.org>
Bruce,

>From a professional standpoint, as you are the manager of a company that
advertises the ability to hack the Google rankings in order to gain page #1
results on Google, I would like to direct you to
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta_element and
http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/09/google-does-not-use-keywords-meta-tag.html.
Both pages directly state that Google does not use the META tag, so your
ideas regarding SEO are flawed.

Further, as stated below, the W3 does not standardize the use of META tags.
Please perform further research before blasting a site for your inability to
locate something that doesn't exist.

I wish you future success in your business,
- Joseph Becher



On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 8:47 AM, Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org> wrote:

>
> On 7 Jul 2010, at 7:41 AM, Joseph Becher wrote:
>
>  I believe put of the problem is, as far as I know, no standards for META
>> tags. While there are some common ones, there are no required ones, am I
>> correct?
>>
>
> Yes, that is also my understanding.
>
>  _ Ian
>
>
>
>  - Joseph Becher
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 8:30 AM, Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org> wrote:
>>
>> On 5 Jul 2010, at 8:36 PM, bruce @ abuwebcommerce wrote:
>>
>> This is probably the worst designed site I have ever visited. It is almost
>> impossible to navigate, let alone find anything. I came to this site looking
>> for your standards on met tags. I cannot find it anywhere. Yet you people
>> claim to be the sacred guardians of website standards. Give me a break,
>> anyone who designs a site like this is has no idea about how the real world
>> works.
>>
>> Can you direct me to where the meta tags standards are, or do I have to
>> spend another half hour looking for them in this pile of disorganised junk?
>>
>> Hello Bruce,
>>
>> Here are HTML 4 tags:
>>  http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/index/elements.html
>>
>> Here are HTML 5 tags:
>>  http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/index.html#elements-1
>>
>> See also our cheat sheet:
>>  http://www.w3.org/2009/cheatsheet/
>>
>> To help us improve our site, would you be willing to share more
>> information about how you expected to find the tags? Thank you,
>>
>>  _ Ian
>>
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Best wishes for you and your business.
>>
>> Bruce Evans (manager)
>>
>> Abuwebcommerce
>> www.abuwebcommerce.com
>>
>> Ph: 0417 508 157
>> Ph: (03) 9417 0915
>> Email: bruce@abuwebcommerce.com or
>> Email: abuconga1@tpg.com.au
>>
>>
>> --
>> Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)    http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
>> Tel:                                      +1 718 260 9447
>>
>>
>>
>>
> --
> Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)    http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
> Tel:                                      +1 718 260 9447
>
>
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