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Re: Meta Data & Search Engines

From: KUROSAKA Teruhiko <kuro@bhlab.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 10:58:27 -0800
Message-ID: <49931FD3.3090101@bhlab.com>
To: "André (小山) Schappo" <A.Schappo@lboro.ac.uk>
CC: www-international@w3.org

I've heard most commercial search engines ignore the meta tags
because they've been abused too much by SEO (search engine optimization).
They put random words that have nothing to do with actual contents
just to get listed near the top of the search result.

> 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
KUROSAKA ("Kuro") Teruhiko, San Francisco, California, USA
Received on Wednesday, 11 February 2009 18:59:46 UTC

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