Forum Meta Tags Feedback

#1

All,

In our continued effort to reach the widest audience we wanted to share with you the current forum current meta tags and get your feedback on what changes we should make to better position ourselves with search engines.

Tags:
galactica,galactic,watercooler,galactica watercooler, galactic watercooler, battlestar galactica,science fiction,sci-fi,forum,bbs,discussion,bulletin board,star wars,star trek,matrix,tron

#2

The following updates have been made:

science fiction,sci-fi,galactica,galactic,watercooler,galactica watercooler, galactic watercooler, forum,bbs,discussion,bulletin board,battlestar galactica,star wars,star trek,matrix,tron,transformers

Any other thots?

#3

How are the meta tags parsed? Would alternate spellings be helpful?

For instance, in addition to “sci-fi”, what about “sci fi”, “scifi”, and (though I dread to even say it) “syfy”?

Perhaps acronyms as well? BSG, GWC, SF, etc.?

#4

How about sci fi book discussions, Firefly?

#5

Good point. We are diverse. :slight_smile:

Whedonverse
Whedon
Buffy
Babylon 5
Frak Party

#6

Caprica
EVE Online
Halo
Comics
No Pants Revolution

#7

And let us not forget Mass Effect. :stuck_out_tongue:

#8

Thank you everyone, this is great. Here is the update:

science fiction,sci-fi,sci-fi,sci fi,scifi,sf, galactica,galactic,watercooler,galactica watercooler, galactic watercooler, forum,bbs,discussion,bulletin board,battlestar galactica,BSG,star wars,star trek,matrix,tron,transformers, firefly, whedon, joss whedon, whedonverse, buffy, babylon 5, frak party, caprica, eve online, halo, comics, mass effect

…and no Badger…no SyFy for you! :stuck_out_tongue:

#9

Here is the most recent update. I also have begun some research on metatags and discovered that duplication usually means that the relevance goes down, not up:

podcast, blog, science fiction, sci-fi, galactica, galactic, watercooler, forum, bbs, discussion, bulletin board, BSG, star wars, star trek, matrix, tron, transformers, firefly, whedon, joss whedon, whedonverse, buffy, babylon 5, frak party, caprica, eve online, halo, comics, mass effect, virtuality, geek, comics, fantasy, comics, doctor who, lost, terminator, angel, dollhouse, iphone, apple, pc, book club,

#10

we are about to do a Harry Potter Arch… with the new movie people might be looking for that…

Harry Potter and the Half blood Prince
Half blood prince
Harry Potter

'just sayin

#11

All,

Here is our current list. Feedback is welcome and encouraged!

podcast, blog, science fiction, sci-fi, scifi, syfy, galactica, galactic, watercooler, forum, bbs, discussion, bulletin board, BSG, star wars, star trek, matrix, tron, transformers, firefly, whedon, joss whedon, whedonverse, buffy, babylon 5, frak party, caprica, eve online, halo, comics, mass effect, virtuality, geek, comics, fantasy, comics, doctor who, lost, terminator, angel, dollhouse, iphone, apple, pc, book club, Harry Potter, Eureka, The Guild, Felicia Day, Dr. Horrible, Alien, Avatar, Aliens, Stargate, Cosmos

#12

Just to be clear are you talking about meta keywords for the forum? Or are you looking for keywords to be created within variable meta descriptions dependant on user search input?

#13

bump for questions answered!