>I 'm wondering if there is sometime of seniority that comes with search engine registration. In a way, there is. Search engines can give some points to sites with lots of links TO them from unrelated sites, which means that the older sites with established networks of reciprocal links will do better.
>I can take someones source and alter it just enough to theoretically one up them on the search engines based > on the choice of a certain keyword. But Rarely does the sight I'm working on even come close to that sight in ranking.
There's more to it than META tags .... read all of Jim's excellent pages and go create some content to feed the robots with.