Good question... I dunno what is the right answer. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I discover an anything. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could give you help..
Okay, I will try and use my existing contribution..
When using the Dynamic Meta Tags contribution, how do I modify my keywords for each page? It automatically defaults to using the product title as the keywords..
I use both,.
And works excellent, I would recommend you install both.
The Keywords meta tag is pretty useless none of the major search engines look at it. I suggest that you concentrate your efforts on the Title tag, since that is read and used in ranking your page. The Description tag is sometimes displayed, so that is also worth a bit of effort..
Some search engines that spider still use Meta Keywords so it can only help to have them. Using the Dynamic Meta Tags like I did. I changed the code around a bit and added a bit to the product_info.php like so..
<! begin dynamic meta tags >.
<title><?php echo TITLE ?>: <?php echo $the_product_name; ?></title>.
<meta name="keywords" content="<?php echo TITLE ?>, <?php echo BLURB ?>, <?php echo $the_product_name; ?>">.
<meta name="description" content="<?php echo $the_product_description","$the_product_name; ?>">.
<! end dynamic meta tags >.
The "BLURB" you see is the extra keywords I wanted added to every products page. So place the appropriate keywords in english.php (Or the language of your choosing) like so..
Define('BLURB', 'Keyword1, Keyword2, Keyword3');.
P.S. I removed manufacturer/model etc from my meta name because my products are all designed and made by us, so you may want to add those back..
Hope this helps,.
We use Dynamic Meta tags and Category Meta Tags - this give us tagging on products, categories, and manufacturers....
I have installed the Dynamic Meta Tags Contribution, that lists all of the meta tags on my product info pages and it works fine..
Is this enough modification for getting my iPage site spidered by the search engines or do I need to install the Header Tags Controller Contribution also?.
You will get spidered with or without any of these contributions. Exactly where your pages will be.
Is dependent on the content of your pages. Only time will tell for certain..
To answer your question, both of these contributions do about the same thing, albeit in different ways. Use one or the other, not both. If you need special tricks to increase your ranking, you may need to modify the contribution that you have used..