About <meta> tags

Hi everyone,

I didn´t know meta tags were so important. I have included two meta tags more in my code, one for the description on the page, and another one for the keywords.

The problem is that in google the description that appears is not the one I have in the meta tag code.

Also I have realized that if I try finding my website in google, it appears more than one link for different sections of my website. I only want to appear my website once in google. The code I am using now between head tag:

        <link rel="shortcut icon" href="imagenes/logo_laxtore_100.ico" />
        <meta name="google-site-verification" content="GeBXVGYJybl1MNxX217p0j89oSe0YEYKMlZsw981qRs" />
        <meta charset="utf-8">
        <meta name="description" content="Aquí podrás ver los precios y disponibilidad de todos los juegos en formato digital de Xbox One y Xbox 360, en los 12 países con los precios más interesantes del mercado.">
        <meta name="keywords" content="Xbox, Xbox One, Xbox 360, precio más barato, Deals With Gold, Games With Gold, Rebajas, Ofertas, consolas, actual generación, videojuegos, digital, Forza Horizon, Halo, Gears of War, Alan Wake, Battlefield, Call of Duty, Sunset Overdrive, The Witcher">
        <title>LaXtore.com - Juegos Xbox One y Xbox 360</title>
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="path/to/font-awesome/css/font-awesome.min.css">
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/font-awesome.css">
        <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Oswald" rel="stylesheet">
        <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto:100,100i,300,300i,400,400i,500,500i,700,700i,900,900i" rel="stylesheet">
        <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Raleway:100,100i,200,200i,300,300i,400,400i,500,500i,600,600i,700,700i,800,800i,900,900i" rel="stylesheet">
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/estilos.css">
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, user-scalable=no, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0, minimum-scale=1.0">
        <script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js"></script>
    	<script src="main.js"></script>
        <script>
        (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){
            (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
            m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)
        })(window,document,'script','https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');

        ga('create', 'UA-87687173-1', 'auto');
        ga('send', 'pageview');

        </script>

I would be nice if it appeared like www.elmundo.es website, which is an spanish online newspaper:

https://www.google.es/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=1CZEWND9FYfY8gf38bnIDg&gws_rd=ssl#q=elmundo

Below the link for the home page, you have links for other sections inside and the description for each section below.

Thanks in advice and sorry for my english.

Google has not used the keywords meta tag for a very long time. To the best of my knowledge, no major search engine uses it, so you can save yourself time and effort, and simply omit it from your pages. https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2009/09/google-does-not-use-keywords-meta-tag.html

The description meta tag may be used to provide a snippet in search results, or Google may use an excerpt from your page. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35624?hl=en[quote=“egoicantero, post:1, topic:245807”]
I would be nice if it appeared like www.elmundo.es website, which is an spanish online newspaper:
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Those links are called sitelinks. There is no way to ensure Google displays your results like this. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/47334?hl=en

I hope that helps. You might also find it useful to read Google’s “Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide”.

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Thanks a lot, I will take a look, I didn´t know it was so important. I have 0 page rank, too bad to be honest.

Another question:

Is there a way for not showing the .php extension in the link of the website?

For example:

http://nameofmypage.com/listado_precios.php

Thanks again!

I wouldn’t worry about that. Google has long since ceased to issue regular public updates on PR, so wherever you’re finding that information, it’s likely to be out of date and/or inaccurate.

As far as I know, the only way to do that is to set your server to not display the extension in the URL. We’ve had various questions about that in the Server Config section of the forums, or you can go to http://dk.co.nz/seo and scroll down to the bit about Extensionless Links for more information on how to do it.

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Google has stopped giving public updates on Page Rank, so any figure you see will be out of date or defaulted to zero. The reason they stopped it was because people obsessed about it too much, it’s not such a big thing these days. so the best thing you can do is forget about it.

The fact is, Google displays what Google wants to display. It’s not your place to control Google.
What many webmasters lose sight of is that Google is providing a service for the people searching the web, not a service for site owners to promote themselves. You are not Google’s client.

Yes that can be done in htaccess assuming an Apache server.

RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^([^\.]+)$ $1.php [NC,L]
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Thanks both of you, it´s being really helpful.

Yes that can be done in htaccess assuming an Apache server.

RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^([^.]+)$ $1.php [NC,L]

¿This should be written in a .php file? I am sorry for this kind of questions but I have read that htaccess is a very powerful tool and should be use with caution.

No, this code is added to the .htaccess file.

Yes, do be careful what you do with htaccess. If you get it wrong the whole site can be inaccessible.
It may be a good idea to make a back up copy of it somewhere safe before you edit it. Then if something goes wrong, you can restore the original working version.

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Thanks for you good information !!

Yes Google does not consider meta keywords for a long time. But I’m using meta keywords and ranking very well. Can you please tell if we use this is there any loss of anythings ??

Again Thanks.

Beyond wasting your time? None that I know of.

Do you think, google not consider at all keywords? So, i can not get foal if there is spam in my keywords. Maybe keywords considered, just like simple text on page. In our team we use keywords anyway, so we wasting our time?

Welcome to the forums, @stenss.

If you look at the links to Google references above, you will see that Google has stated it does not look at the keywords meta tag. So you can put whatever rubbish you like in there and it will have no effect, beyond, as I said, wasting your time.

Using the meta keyword tag for keyword stuffing is a “technique” which has long since ceased to be relevant. It will do you no more good in terms of SEO than other discredited techniques, such as link-dropping on a nofollow forum like this one.

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