webaholic, I wouldn't bother adding Dublin Core meta data. What's most important at this point is the title and meta description tags, especially because they are used/displayed in the actual search results listing.
http://www.webproworld.com/webmaster...l=1#post555286, I now use microformats to indicate location. Google added one client site to Places within a few days of my doing that the first time. Sold me on the concept.
I've seen videos in which Matt Cutts says that Google does not use meta description and meta keywords in their ranking of sites.
Do other search engines use these as part of their ranking?
If they don't, whilst the benefit of completing a meta description is obvious, what is the benefit of entering meta keyword information?
Other SEs and private crawlers likewise use various data elements in different ways that are not fully publicly disclosed. Therefore, one should not assume that because Google does or does not do something necessarily means that all others follow suit. In fact, others cannot duplicate what Google does as it does not fully disclose what it does.
Not only is there no such thing as an "LSI keyword," but meta tags are of of no material effect on LSI analysis. LSI is not about words, but about the meanings of a body of words.... meta tags today are used only to index content based on its LSI keywords ...
Last edited by deepsand; 02-29-2012 at 04:57 PM.
Cutts even says, taking more time to put proper descriptions meta data is worth your while, so I think that is time well spent.
What information, exactly, are you referring to as "too much" which will "devalue" meta data??b) submit too much information to Search Engines devaluing your meta data
As above, spend the time on compelling and well written Description meta data and the info G takes and uses in the SERPs more likely could be taken from the Description.c) Crawlers may only pay attention to snippets.