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Re: Keywords--must they appear in text??
From Jeff at Ackley Uniforms on 14 Jan '99
replying to Keywords--must they appear in text?? posted by Dan

>Keywords. When listing a site in directories, search engine, key words must me listed.
> My question: Must the "keywords" that you submit to a directory/search engine, appear somewhere in the text of your page. For example, I run a Bed & Breakfast; I submit the word "accomodations" and "Lodging" as keywords; but, nowhere in the text of my web pages do those two words appear.
> I assume that my page will appear when a surfer clicks in to a search engine and chooses the category of Lodging, or, Accomodations.
> Am I wrong to assume that. Must Iput those two keywords somewhere in the text of my page?

Absolutely not. I have a unique word that I use ONLY in my meta
keywords so I can tell how search engines use the keyword list.
This word has nothing to do with our business and it doesn't appear
elsewhere on the page. AV, Hotbot (which just added us today!) and
several other SEs list that unique word in their in indexes. Yahoo!
of course, does not.

Your question is a valid one; I'd wondered the same thing.

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