Hello ladies and gentlemen of the SEO and Web World. I'd like to share a little experiment "Professor" Webnauts and I did and check out the results related to CTAGs and the meta keywords tag.
We created a subdomain on one of my domains called SekhetFeist. On the main page, we created five links to sub pages which were almost duplicates of each other but with subtle differences.
Simply search for SekhetFeist and you will see the results - the pages that Google has displayed.
Here are the search results.
The experiment was the following: we created a home page plus 5 more pages that were 99% identical. The only difference was that we added only numbers to the sub page names, to the title of the pages, made distinctions to the H1 tag of the pages and to the targeted key phrases in the document.
We tried to avoid the pages being rejected by Google by making each of the previously said elements distinct.
What happend was that Google picked up the home page and the page that was the third link on the home page (not the first).
That page that Google picked up was the page that the exact keywords were in the CTAGs and only visible to machines.
Please check out and tell us what you think were the factors that made Google index and display that page over the other 4 pages (not including the index page obviously).