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Monday, September 21, 2009

ANNOUNCED TODAY: Google does not use keyword meta tags in search engine results

Google came forward today to announce what many in the search engine optimization business have speculated for some time: that it no longer uses the keyword meta tag in its search ranking.

Matt Cutts, the head of Google's Webspam team, released a blog entry and video today debunking the myth that keyword meta tags were still used in Google's search results.

"To this day, you still see courts mistakenly believe that meta tags occupy a pivotal role in search rankings," Cutts wrote in his Google blog. "We wanted to debunk that misconception, at least as it regards to Google. Google uses over two hundred signals in our web search rankings, but the keywords meta tag is not currently one of them, and I don’t believe it will be."

In the past, meta descriptions and keywords were hugely popular for website SEO. But Google and other search engines began to catch on as companies loaded their meta content with keywords that at times did not pertain to the meta content's respective page. That meta content was considered "spam," and Google began black-listing companies that used it as such.

Delta Media Group allows real estate agents to customize the meta description and keywords on each page of his or her real estate website for SEO purposes, and we still encourage agents to enter keyword meta tags in the DeltaNet. While they have no value on Google's search engine rankings, keyword meta tags can be used to sort information, and may still be used by some search engines.

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Delta Media Group to attend Ohio Association of REALTORS Conference & Expo

Delta Media Group will be attending the Ohio Association of REALTORS Annual Conference & Expo early next week, September 20-23.

The Conference is OAR's 99th annual, and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus Convention Center. Delta Media Group's Lee Shaw will be in attendance to work with current Delta Media Group clients and brokers looking to upgrade their real estate technology, and provide information on some of our new developments, like the Mobile Broker Advantage™ mobile real estate website platform.

Delta Media Group is headquartered 100 miles north of Columbus, in Canton, Ohio, and develops real estate website and lead management systems for over 300 real estate brokerages across the United States.

If you're attending the conference, please let us know. We'd love to meet you there! If you won't be attending but would like more information on Delta Media Group's real estate website and lead management systems, click here.

Delta Media Group will also be attending the 2009 REAL Trends Innovation Conference in Dallas September 23-25. Check back to our Real Estate News blog for more information.

View more info on the OAR Conference & Expo.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Delta Media Group on Twitter, Facebook

Delta Media Group is now on Twitter!

Follow us at www.twitter.com/DeltaMediaGroup for up-to-date product releases, news, and inside information on our latest advancements in real estate marketing, technology, website, lead management, search engine optimization and mobile development.

Don't forget to check out Delta Media Group's Facebook Fan page here.