Geographical Data In Meta Tags for Your Local Business?

Jan 22, 2009 | 6,943 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Well, if you run a local online business, then you need to have a fair knowledge about the meta tags at some point or the other. For those who are completely clueless about this term, here is the explanation for meta tags (that play a very important role in SEO business): “Meta tags are HTML codes that are fitted into the header on a web page, after the title tag and give the visitor the extra information about the website he will be visiting.” Some people say that Meta tags hold no significance as search engines don't give them much importance. They are right but not completely. To conclude this debate, let us know some important facts about meta tags:

  • What is the importance of geographical data in meta tags. Again depending on different perceptions, some SEO experts think that one should include geographical data in the Meta tags of the page in case they want to aim their search efforts from the local area. (For example Keyword: 'Delhi' for a Delhi based business, and so on.)
  • But some think that including geographical data in meta tags can create adverse effects for those who want to operate a local business and at the same time expand it to a national or global level. (Including geographical data would limit their search efforts to a particular region)
  • For some, the vast appeal of the Internet is the perfect opportunity to expand their local business at a worldwide platform (Then why include a particular geographical data and confine their business)
  • One more thing:- You all must know that when it comes to local business marketing, these Meta tags hold no prominence in search engine rankings in todays' web world. Now the web spiders place much less attention on these tags.
  • But.. But.. But..

These Meta tags still play a very vital role to be up to date with the latest SEO techniques in an effort to ascend your local business online. Add proper Meta Keywords to your site as they help you in finding the right audience and generate quality traffic to the website.

Last, but definitely not the least: We all know that 'Content is the King,' infact it is the queen, ace and everything. If you fail to produce quality content for your website, no SEO strategy can save your website from getting run out at duck! If your content is worthy, then you will definitely get incoming links to your site.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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