Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:04:29 UTC
The article above is linked to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland.
If you take a look at the HTML source code of the Icelandic
version, you will see (at this moment):
meta name="KEYWORDS" content="Ísland,Evrópa,1911,Enska,10.
For the English article you will see:
meta name="KEYWORDS" content="Australia,Atlantic Ocean,April
10,British Isles,Britain,Bronze Age,Bloody Sunday,Bronze
Please note, that the name of the article is neither included in
the content for the Icelandic version nor for the English.
Is this what the article is about? The keywords are picked up from
existing links on those pages. Do not ask my how.
Feature request: I am NOT askink for [[Google bombing]]. I ask for
the ability to specify a maximal number of keywords under control
of the editors. The maximal number should be agreed in comon. No
specific requests regarding the syntax (until now). The feature
should support non English characters (iso8859-1, utf-8, Unicode -
implementation could be done stepwise) too and if ''character
translation'' of the keywords is required it should be optimised
according to major search engins.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if testing is required.
I would expect that there is some kind of limit as to how many keywords the
software generates, do you know that there is none? Why would you need support
for "non English characters" to "specify a maximal number of keywords"?
I would also like to add some input to this request - I would like to have the
ability for editors of pages with a wiki to be able to add in specific keywords
that are then output in the <meta name="keywords"...> tag in the generated page.
Perhaps via specific comment formatting in the article or possibly a separate
field when editing an article?
Meta keywords are obsolete and not used by modern search engines, and will be retired from MediaWiki core rather than enhanced.
If you do want this for your own wiki for some reason, you can use an extesnion: