|Weekly SEO news: 31 July 2007|
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This week, we're taking a look at Google's view on keyword stuffing.
In the news: Google introduces a new meta tag, a new way to find supplemental results, why you shouldn't use XML sitemaps and more.
Table of contents:
|1. Google's Matt Cutts: do not stuff your keywords|
Keyword stuffing is one of the oldest spamming techniques on the Internet. Many webmasters still use that technique although most search engines can detect it nowadays.
Last week, Google's anti-spam engineer Matt Cutts made fun of a website that used keyword stuffing. Apart from the rather dubious content of the web page, the webmaster included a very long list of related and unrelated keywords in a small text box at the end of the page.
Google doesn't like keyword stuffing
You might use keyword stuffing on your web pages without knowing it
How to avoid unintentional keyword stuffing
Spamming search engines is not a good idea. Although most spam techniques will work for some time, all of them will get your website banned sooner or later. Better focus on ethical search engine optimization methods to get lasting results.
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|3. Articles of the week|
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