What are Geo-Meta Tags ?

Jack London

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hi there,

What are Geo-Meta Tags and do Meta Geo Tags influence Google ?


thanks
 

pramod

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Hi Jack,

hi there,

What are Geo-Meta Tags and do Meta Geo Tags influence Google ?

thanks
Geo Meta Tags are to create html geo tags for your Website and show your location to the search engines.

Some of the search engines have infulence on Geo-Meta Tags, while some does not follow, they follow the IP address & TLD (Top Level Domains)

To know about "do Meta Geo Tags influence Google?"

Here is an official video of Google web spam team head:
How do meta geo tags influence the search results?

Cutts says it’s not something Google really looks at at all. He says they do look at:

- IP Address
- gTLD
- ccTLD
 

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Hey Jack London,Geo Meta Tags are there since long time, they are used for Geographic identification for various media like Photographs, Websites, RSS feeds and videos. they consists of lattitudes, longitudes, distance, region and various factors related to those region.
 

Jack London

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thanks Pramod and stuartthomas for useful tips.
where can I get Geo Meta Tags code to put into my website ?
 

Franky36

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These tags look like this and serve the purpose of telling search engines where the site is based:

<meta name="geo.placename" content="United States" />
<meta name="geo.position" content="x;x" />
<meta name="geo.region" content="usa" />
<meta name="ICBM" content="x,x" />

According to John Mu from Google (verbatem)

We generally ignore geo-meta tags like that because we've found that they're generally incorrect (copy & pasted from a template, etc).

( Is it that ICBM's metatags don't work because of Star Wars ???? Is this what the cold war was about ??? )

According to Matt Cutts ... (verbatem)

Historically, meta tags for language and country have been less reliable than inferring the language or country directly. For example, lots of webmaster also just copy/paste from a friend's template without checking the meta tag values. The unreliability of the meta tags is why Google tends not to use them or give them less weight.

( so maybe they carry a itty bitty bit of weight, doubtful tho, com'on Cutts, don't be wishy washy here..... could this be one of the over 200 metrics ??? hmmm.....)

Bing on the other hand does use these metatags....

So......

Google ignores them !
Bing does use them !

People if you use them make sure they are right !!!!
 

Trisha Sue

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Meta tags are a great way for webmasters to provide search engines with information about their sites.
 

tayloralina

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Geographical Meta tags in HTML format used to determine the geographic various media such as photographs and sites, RSS feeds and videos. It consists of latitudes, longitude, distance, region and various factors related to that region.
 

Jacqueline

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Geo meta tag is used for the purpose that shows the location to the community.
 
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