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Re: I tried everything...HELP!
From bobking at Searchking on 20 April '99
replying to I tried everything...HELP! posted by Rob

You didn't list a website address so this is off the cuff. It would be
much better if I could see your page and your source code, BUT, just from
the questions you posted I bet I can tell you what's wrong.

You mention meta tags, (as so many people do), meta tags ARE NOT the answer,
content is. If weight loss is in your meta tags but your content is actually
about something else, there is your problem.

I can tell by your statement about Yahoo putting you in the "wrong"
category that your problem lies in the fact that you are not trying to place
under keywords that are actually ABOUT the content on your page. With
Yahoo putting you in the weight loss business category, even without seeing your page,
my guess is that your page is not about weight loss but about YOUR
WEIGHT LOSS BUSINESS which is not the same thing.

One of the hardest things to do is look at your page honestly. If you put weight loss in
your meta keyword tag, then make sure your page is ABOUT weight loss and
not about joining your mlm or buying your product. All search engines want relevant
returns to a search query, and if I make a site about weight loss and you
make a site about weight loss products, who do you think Alta Vista would
prefer to have come up on top when someone types in "weight loss"?

Stop worrying about your meta tags so much and focus on your content and then
make your source code match the content and I can almost guarantee, you'll
see a drastic improvement in your visibility.

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