Article MetaData Question: Difference Keywords and Robot

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Article MetaData Question: Difference Keywords and Robot

Post by confusedxx » Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:57 am

When I create an article in Joomla 1.5x, I have several spaces under MetaData Information where I can supply metadata about the article.

I have Description, Keywords, Robot and Author.

The help tip that appears when I hover over Keywords says: "Meta Keywords"
The help tip that appears when I hover over Robot says: "Keywords for Robots"

Which of the keyword fields will be searched and indexed by spiders from Google, MSN, Yahoo and the others?

Which of the keyword fields will be used to find the right Adwords if I am using Google Adsense on my pages?

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Re: Article MetaData Question: Difference Keywords and Robo

Post by ooffick » Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:55 pm

Hi, the one which says "Robot" is the robots meta tag:
http://googlewebmastercentral.blog spot.com/2007/03/using-robots-meta-tag.html

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Re: Article MetaData Question: Difference Keywords and Robot

Post by confusedxx » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:19 pm

Thanks Olaf

what does the Meta Keywords actually do then?

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Re: Article MetaData Question: Difference Keywords and Robot

Post by ooffick » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:45 pm

Have a look at this wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta_tags# ... _attribute

Or have a look at this article for a general SEO overview: http://www.seomoz.org/article/search-ranking-factors

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Re: Article MetaData Question: Difference Keywords and Robot

Post by sashaiel » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:46 am

please somebody help me. thousands of sites i look to find the answer and finally nothing!

when i create an article in joomla, in "Metadata Information" section, what is robots???? i alwayes copy my "keywords" in "robots" too. is this a right work or not??? should i do this or not??????

what should i write in robots ???

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Re: Article MetaData Question: Difference Keywords and Robot

Post by ooffick » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:56 am

In the robots meta tag you can set the behaviour of search engine robots on your site. So e.g. if you don't want a search engine robot to index this page, just add

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noindex
, you can also set

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nofollow
, or both

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noindex, nofollow
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Post by sashaiel » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:44 pm

thanks a lot

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Re: Article MetaData Question: Difference Keywords and Robo

Post by marbellagustavo » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:50 pm

Olaf, maybe I am missing something here, but as I understand it I would have been happy to know what I can do so the robots Do index my article, so my question would be: what shall I put in that field Olaf, so it helps me get more traffic to that article and my webpage.

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Re: Article MetaData Question: Difference Keywords and Robo

Post by ooffick » Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:04 pm

Hi,

I say just leave it blank (You don't really need that field ... )

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Re: Article MetaData Question: Difference Keywords and Robo

Post by Chacapamac » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:03 pm

Can you tell them something else (those nice little robots)
Seriously can you give other type of directives?
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Re: Article MetaData Question: Difference Keywords and Robo

Post by ooffick » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:39 am

You can add a combination of the following:
"INDEX", "NOINDEX", "FOLLOW", "NOFOLLOW"

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Post by Chacapamac » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:30 pm

Thanks
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Re: Article MetaData Question: Difference Keywords and Robo

Post by JwMann2 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:46 pm

In the robots heading, you will always want to put "index, follow". You want the search engines to find this article and index it, always.
Please read forum rules regarding signatures: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?t=65

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Re: Article MetaData Question: Difference Keywords and Robo

Post by Chacapamac » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:28 am

hopefully an extension do that...
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