TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Re: Meta tag legalities From:Richard Mateosian <srm -at- CYBERPASS -dot- NET> Date:Thu, 19 Mar 1998 20:03:21 -0800
>I wouldn't think the use of metatags is illegal...unethnical, maybe, by
>not illegal. I can use my competitor's name in a cross-reference chart
>or an advertisement; why would a metatag be any different?
If you're doing it to fool the search engines -- say by attracting surfers
who are really looking for Microsoft -- you may find that Yahoo or Alta
Vista or others may blacklist your site and never turn you up in searches.
Richard Mateosian <srm -at- cyberpass -dot- net>
Review Editor, IEEE Micro Berkeley, CA