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Joomla! 1.5 SEO by Herbert-Jan van Dinther

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Using the metadata fields to your advantage

Some people, and yes some search engine optimizers also, will tell you that using metadata fields is a waste of time. That time could, in their opinion be better used for writing new pages on your site and creating better content. I think that is true, if you don't know how to write the descriptions, if it takes you too long to write them, and if you don't see the possible opportunities that the use of metadata will give you.

In Joomla! you will find the fields I am talking about under the Metadata Information tab. The fields shown in the following screenshot appear if you use the Joomlatwork SEF patch. If you don't have the patch installed you will not see the HTML Title field, the Copy right field, ...

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