ERIC Number: EJ654139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Description Meta Tags in Public Home and Linked Pages.
Craven, Timothy C.
Libres, v11 n2 Sep 2001
Random samples of 1,872 Web pages registered with Yahoo! And 1,638 pages reachable from Yahoo!-registered pages were analyzed for use of meta tags and specifically those containing descriptions. Results: 727 (38.8%) of the Yahoo!-registered pages and 442 (27%) of the other pages included descriptions in meta tages. Some descriptions greatly exceeded typical length guidelines of 150 or 200 characters. Pages with less visible text were less likely to have descriptions. (AEF)
Descriptors: Electronic Text, Information Retrieval, Information Seeking, Online Searching, Online Systems, Search Engines
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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