In the absence of any other information, AltaVista will index all words
in your document (except for comments), and will use the first few words
of the document as a short abstract.
It is however possible for you to control how your page is indexed by using
the META tag to specify both additional keywords to index, and a short description.
Let's suppose your page contains:
It is however possible for you to control how your page is indexed by using the META tag to specify both additional keywords to index, and a short description. Let's suppose your page contains:
<META name="description" content="We specialize in grooming pink poodles."> <META name="keywords" content="pet grooming, Palo Alto, dog">AltaVista will then do two things:
AltaVista will index the description and keywords up to a limit of 1,024 characters.
So the trick is to use the "keywords" in META TAGS to seed the Search Engine with the info you want your page to be located by. It is your chance to stack the deck and be found. All the major Search Engines use the META TAGS to index your site.
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