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Meta Keywords Data

Meta Keywords

Meta Keywords
Values Returned
What We Do
Examples of how Meta Data Can Be Used
- Example 1: Look for keyword stuffing
- Example 2: Bing
- Example 3: Competitor Keyword Scraping
Related Content
Benefits of Meta Data


Meta Keywords

This is scraped from every page but is the text of the Meta Keywords of a page. The Meta Keywords is not something that Google factor into their algorithm when determining keyword rankings. Bing currently use this data, if organic traffic from Bing is important to you, this data will be of some use.


Values Returned

Within the column for ‘Meta Keywords’, there four values that can be returned for this which are as follows:


Contents on the Meta Keywords tag


When the contents of the Meta Keywords tag is empty


When the Meta Keywords tag is not present on a HTML/Text page


If the URL is not a HTML/Text page or is inaccessible


What We Do

This is scraped from every page but is the text of the meta keywords of a page.


This is the content of the meta keywords tag, scraped from the URL, we collect the data from this tag highlighted in red font in the below example:

  • <meta name="keywords" content="example keyword,only used for bing,really broad term”/>

This is taken from the first tag of this kind we find on the page and in the correct location, if there are more than one version of these tag on a page.

If there is just one version of the meta keyword tag on a page, we scrape the contents of this tag, regardless of whether the tag is in the wrong part of the source code. Even if the tag has other code-based implementation problems we may still be able to scrape the contents of the tag successfully.


Examples of how Meta Data Can Be Used

The examples below show how meta keywords data can be used for SEO.


Example 1: Look for keyword stuffing

Its not good to overuse keywords within this tag, adding one to dour keywords is more than enough. Scraping meta keyword data from a site can reveal pages where there is excessive keyword usage within this tag.


Example 2: Bing

As mentioned, Bing use this tag and so there is potentially some value in keeping or optimising the tags on a site if organic traffic from Bing is substantial enough.


Example 3: Competitor Keyword Scraping

Scraping this data from competitor sites is often a great way to glean their keywords more quickly and easily than by evaluating page titles. Use this data in a competitor keyword analysis, or content audit of a competitor site.


Related Content

The list of guides below might be useful if you are analysing this data and want to know more about it:

Related column headers in Raptor website crawler reports:


Benefits of Meta Data

There are many significant benefits to analysing Meta Keywords, we have detailed most of the more popular ones below:

  • Identify pages using Meta Keywords
  • Identify pages with duplicate Meta Keywords
  • Identify pages with Poorly Implemented Meta Keywords
  • Identify keyword stuffing
  • Optimise a site’s Meta Keywords
  • Scrape keywords from competitor sites
  • Map new meta data against current Meta Keywords
  • Scrape competitor Meta Keywords


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