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Re: Meta Data & Search Engines

From: Suzanne Topping <stopping@rochester.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 11:51:14 -0500
Message-ID: <87fbb1f60902110851q7891103bx468870a97eda5221@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-international@w3.org
What do you mean by "So far google, yahoo, baidu and sogou have not picked
up on it or just ignored it."?

I'm not sure how you are evaluating the SE's "response" but one thing to
keep in mind is that the engines may not be indexing the site at all, may be
bouncing off the site without indexing it when it tries to, or just hasn't
gotten back to your site since the last time it was spidered. You might want
to use the Google, Yahoo! and MSN site map submission utilities to ensure
that each of these indices gets updated, and -then- evaluate their
"response" to changes.

Suzanne Topping
BizWonk Inc.


On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 7:26 AM, "André (小山) Schappo" <A.Schappo@lboro.ac.uk
> wrote:

> A couple of weeks ago I put the following into my IDNs page.
> <meta name="description" xml:lang="en" lang="en" content="André Schappo's
> Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) Page" />
> <meta name="description" xml:lang="zh" lang="zh" content="小山的国际化域名网页" />
> So far google, yahoo, baidu and sogou have not picked up on it or just
> ignored it.
> Anyone know if search engines are (/should be) able to handle the different
> language meta descriptions? Are there recommendations/standards on how
> search engines should handle them?
> Thank you
> André

Suzanne Topping
Received on Wednesday, 11 February 2009 17:56:43 UTC

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