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Q: Computer: HTML tags ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Computer: HTML tags
Category: Computers
Asked by: trakkarclay-ga
List Price: $2.50
Posted: 16 Dec 2002 13:49 PST
Expires: 15 Jan 2003 13:49 PST
Question ID: 125584
Is it possible to have a web page with a <title> tag that appears and
another meta title tag that has more relevant keywords but does not
appear? If so what is are the tags that should be used?
Subject: Re: Computer: HTML tags
Answered By: hailstorm-ga on 16 Dec 2002 18:10 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

You can do this by embedding some Javascript into the BODY tag of your
HTML document.  First, set the TITLE tag to the keyword intensive list
you wish, such as:

<TITLE>keyword site Javascript change title dynamically this for
non-Javascript browsers like search engine crawlers only</TITLE>

Then in the BODY tag, set the onLoad parameter to load the page with
your real title:

<BODY onLoad="document.title=('The title I want you to see');">

On browsers that are set to run Javascript, "The title I want you to
see" will show up as the title, yet the title that is seen by the
search engine crawlers is the original title as shown in the title

It should be noted that attempting to alter your content for the
search engines to increase your ranking is known as "cloaking", and
according to the Google FAQ can result in your site being permanently
banned from its search engine, so use caution in determining whether
you really wish to do this.

Sites Cited:

     Manipulate Browser Windows Using Javascript

     Google FAQ

Google search terms used:

     "change the title" using Javascript
trakkarclay-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Computer: HTML tags
From: mortis-ga on 16 Dec 2002 16:01 PST
No it isn't possible to have what you want exactly at all.

Why aren't you happy using:

<meta name="keywords" content="site, web, html, net, etc" />


<meta name="description" content="My own home on the web" />
Subject: Re: Computer: HTML tags
From: bobthedispatcher-ga on 16 Dec 2002 16:48 PST
What would be the purpose? the tags are specified in detail to allow
uniform use by browsers and search engines.  You could always create
your own,
  <meta name="mystuf" content="jsut what I want">
but nobody will ever even look for it, or use it!

You could however use them with your own custom software, since as
long as it doesn't appear to be anything that the existing software
looks for, it will be ignored.
Subject: Re: Computer: HTML tags
From: bobthedispatcher-ga on 16 Dec 2002 16:50 PST
Just thought of this!

Are you trying to have two tags with the identical title, hoping that
search engines might read the first, but browsers see the second as a
replacement of the first?? or something like taht

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