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Re: W3C Site Suggestion [Was: RE: Broken Link to W3C Logo Usage page‏]

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 21:27:59 -0500
To: Jordan Clark <clarky_y2k@hotmail.com>
Message-Id: <47B8C843-086C-47F5-973F-BA51256C8A23@w3.org>
Cc: <site-comments@w3.org>, Jordan Clark <mail@jdclark.org>

On 19 Oct 2009, at 7:45 PM, Jordan Clark wrote:

> Dear Ian,
> One small suggestion - a useful addition to the homepage XHTML's  
> HEAD element would be a META description tag with a brief abstract  
> of the World Wide Web Consortium'smission/purpose etc...
> I realise that most META tags (such as META keywords) are pretty  
> much redundant these days due to spamming and human inaccuracies,  
> but all the major search engines such asAsk, Google, Yahoo! and Bing  
> (formerly Windows Live Search) use the META description contents as  
> the site's descriptive text in the search engine results pages  
> (SERPS). (I think the optimal amount of characters per description  
> is 150.)
> Just a thought to enhance your SEO and the quality of the site's  
> index listings...

Done. Thank you for the reminder; we had that in the previous home  
page as well.

I've added a slightly shorter version than the previous text.

  _ Ian

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