The meta "keywords" tag is largely ignored these days (as it was so hideously abused by people trying to capture search results for which they weren't really relevant), but peppering your title, headers, and text with a variety of relevant words and phrases is a good idea.
For example, a page about a Unitarian Universalist (UU) child dedication ceremony should include a sentence like, "Rather than holding Christian-style baptisms, most UU congregations have child dedication ceremonies," because many searchers will be looking for information on baptisms; if that word isn't anywhere on your site, search results for that term will yield no results for your site, and users will never learn about how UUs celebrate this important life event.
As you write, mix up your language a bit to capture common variations. For example, one paragraph might include the phrase, "search engine optimization," and another will instead use, "optimizing your site for search engines."
Using a variety of key words and phrases in your writing will both improve your SEO and make your text more interesting. Check your site's analytics to see what kind of language your users are looking for.
For more information contact web @ uua.org.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations.
Please consider making a donation today.
Last updated on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
Sidebar Content, Page Navigation
More Ways to Search
Donate to Support This Program and the Ongoing Work of the UUA
Read or subscribe to UUA.org Updates for the latest additions to our site.
Learn more about the Beliefs & Principles of Unitarian Universalism, or read our online magazine, UU World, for features on today's Unitarian Universalists. Visit an online UU church, or find a congregation near you.