SEO Gurus Lie – META tags do count!

I’ve been preaching for about 5 years that META tags are worthless when it comes to improving your search engine visibility.  I recently had to eat my words.

I played a roll in getting the MCG Jazz up and running by utilizing a custom template and Joomla backend.  Those of you who have used Joomla know that it does a nice job of spitting out well-formed HTML and META information.

One day I decided to see how the company’s name/search engine placement was doing in Google.  I typed MCG Jazz into the Google search bar and low and behold, in the #1 Position was the MCG Jazz Site, along with the complete description of the site as described in the META description tag in the header…the complete default Joomla meta description:

Joomla - the dynamic portal engine and content management system

My heart skipped  a beat when I soon recognized that the site was indexed with the META description that Joomla uses as its default.  I quickly logged into Joomla and added the meta description to the header:

<meta name="description" content="MCG Jazz's mission is to preserve, present and promote jazz..

Once I did that, MCG Jazz was soon indexed with a more appropriate keyphrase…one located in the META description tag. See for yourself.

How to clean up Hillary’s image

Drudge Report recently posted a horrible photo of Hillary. I’m not a fan of her, but heck, everybody deserves a good run through Photoshop. I’ve created quick tutorial of how to clean up even Hillary’s “wrinkled” image.

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New Knight Rider is now a Mustang

Looks like Ford has won out to be the next KITT featured in the new remake of Knight Rider.  Something about a Ford being KITT.  I dunno, I just know how my Taurus is and I’m pretty sure it can’t jump over stuff with turbo boosters.

The big question is, who will be Michael Knight?  Would be great if David “The Hoff” Hasslehof would play him again.  Although KITT may be pulled over a few times for possible D.U.Is. :)