I picked this forum for my question because its description referred to SEO. I hope I'm in the right place.
I use include statements for my header, standard menu, and footer. For example:
<!--#include file="Footer.html" -->
The strategy, of course, is to be able to change one file and have the change reflected on all the pages.
My question is this. As we add new pages to the Web site, I'd like to add new words and phrases to the meta keyword statement to reflect these new pages. But that means adding them to every page of the Web site, a herculean task! To avoid this, I'd like to put the meta statements into a separate file and use an include statement. But the critical question is this: will the search engines still be able to read (find) the meta statements?
OR...maybe there's something I don't know about meta statements and search engines. Do I need the meta statements on regular pages? Maybe the search engines look at meta statements only on index.html. Do they have any effect on other pages of the Web site?