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Re: Comment Tag used for SE that do not recognise META tags
From Max on 20 November '98
replying to Comment Tag used for SE that do not recognise META tags posted by AndyB


>Has anyone got any direct experience of this and is this good
>practice?
>
>Also, would this comment be used by SE as the first readable text
>on a page and therefore be given more relevance?
>
>Any help would be greatfully received

Andy -
Every "programming" language has a way to insert human-readable comments into
the machine-readable code, and HTML is no exception.

Comments are ignored by all browsers AND by all SEs I have tested them with
... they are meant to be used by the page creator for internal notes about
the page, within the body of the page. I've seen comment tags stuffed with
keywords, but haven't noticed that those pages have better rankings than those
without the keywords.

BTW -
Check Andrew's comments about his changes in ranking ... it was done with 100%
impeccable HTML techniques and no attempt to "spam" the SEs. Done that way, it's
almost bulletproof no matter what the SEs do to their relevance calculations.



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