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The Truth About Meta Tags

By Andrea Morgan

As virtually all website owners know, although meta tags are not essential, most websites have a minimum of three; a title meta tag, a keyword meta tag, and a description meta tag.

The title tag, as you would assume, contains the website title. The title need not be the same as the headline a visitor to the site actually sees. For example, the headline at the top of a website might read, "The College Information Page" while the title in the meta tag might say "Online Colleges, Online Degrees, and College Admission". In fact, there is a very good reason why a website owner would want a different title in the meta tag than on the website itself.

The reason is that the on page title is there for the visitor who has already reached the site, while the title in the meta tag is used to influence the search engines and prospective visitors. Selecting a good title for use in the title meta tag is, in fact, very important.

If you doubt it, do a simple experiment. Pick a search term, any search term, and see which websites come up in the top 10 in Google or Yahoo. Then view their title meta tags. Almost without exception, you'll find the search term.

Google, Yahoo, and MSN seem to ignore the keyword meta tag, perhaps because of the way it has been misused in the past. However, webmasters should not ignore the keyword tag because many of the smaller search engines and numerous directories factor it into their indexing and/or ranking algorithms.

The description meta tag does not factor into search engine rankings. But, some search engines and directories use the copy in the tag to describe the site to potential visitors. As a result, the difference between gaining and losing a visitor may be what your description tag says about your site.

Unfortunately, for many website owners, meta tags are an afterthought. And even many of the so-called search engine optimization gurus don't seem to understand their value. I hope that now you do.

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Dating in a Christian Environment

By Nessar Hellartinno

Everyone is looking for love, that is what you hear, Christians are looking for love just as everyone is. They want to find a husband and wife that they can share their Christian life with while keeping the standards of the bible and His word intact. It was not all that long ago that Christians had a limited number of options when it came to the dating scene, that all has changed in this day and age.

Christians are not immune from all the problems that go along with dating online. People lie about their age, sex, jobs and everything else you could imagine. It is important for everyone, including those of the Christian faith to be aware of everythingg you need to watch for in the "real" world such as liars, cheats and the like. You as a Christian will not be immune to these kinds of people. Christian dating sites offer a huge benefit to it's members but you still need to do your due diligence.

People looking for love on dating sites need to proceed with extreme caution. In the past, the only options to find a date were the newsppaper ads, telephone dating services or an actual dating service that was located in a building, this was usually full service and very expensive. Many times the ads you would see in the paper were not specific to Christians and were very expensive. You now have options so be sure to take advantage of them. The biggest option you have is on the internet.

In the not so distant past, Christians were limited to ads in the newspaper or physical establishments that would help you find your ideal man or woman. Although you can still use these mediums to this day, the internet has become much more popular to find that perfect someone who you want to share your adult life with. In the past Christians were also limited to only those people that attended their own church. Even though this still remains the best way to meet your mate, it limits the pool of suitors quite substantially. You now have the freedom to meet and date like minded people from the internet who shares your belief system and goals in life. This is an important feature as you continue your Christian life.

So you have found the perfect mate and want to know what to do. whether you found them online or in your local church, it is very important that you do your homework on this person. Doing your research will help you in the future to prevent any kind of problems that could occur because you did not do your research. Put your date's name and address into your favorite people and number search engine. You will be surprised what you will find out. Doing this research will make sure that you are keeping with God's will for your life and in turn finding the perfect Christian mate.

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