here is the html language used in my site for "KEYWORD"
<meta name="KEYWORDS" content="guitar, cabinets, speaker, wood, custom,
woodworking, musical, instruments, speakers, guitars, music, grill,
cloth, amplifiers, amps, amp, safari, cabs, pine, loud, leather,
handles, tolex, vinyl, fender, marshall, extension, 1x12, 1 x 12, 2x12,
2 x 12, 4x12, 4 x 12, half, stack, full, stack, angle, 8x12, 8 x 12,
2x10, 2 x 10, 4x10, 4 x 10, quality, ">
I don't know about all search engines but google ignores 'KEYWORDS' due
to their over use. This link mentions the tags they do look at:
Oh, they'll find it. Google, for instance, has thousands of machines that
crawl the web looking for you. Soon, everyone will be able to find you.
Dozens of people will come to your house, not all for innocent purposes.
I'd go to the dealership, begin the conversation with "WTF...!!" and fuss
like the third monkey on Noah's gangplank.
And it's so stupid, too, because I know where I live.
It's mostly there, I think, as the heading, the value they entered for
the google map directions list, which is also unneeded, because if I
went there to buy the car, I know how to go there again.
Thanks, and thanks everyone for the help.
So, question for everyone: Say they take it off today. Has the
wayback machine, archive.net I think it is, been crawling the web and
found it too, so even if the car dealer takes it off, will it still be
there? And more importantly, will it be googleable???
It's not there yet.
(I shoudl have called the car place without waiting to talk to you
guys. BTW, there seem to be only 12 people in the country with my
first and last name. The car dealer isn't using my middle initial. )
If you use your middle initial, there is only one other. I checked out
what Google has on you. I was not surprised to see your family, the
car you have , and a link to Zillow about your house. What surprised
me is the older information like the combination to your high school
locker. Oh, and a few comments from your neighbors. Amazing the
detail they have.
If you didn't authorize the web page I would go to his showroom and
demand, not ask, that it be taken down now! Again, do it in the
showroom - loudly.
In answer to your main question: Yes - the web browsers will probably
catch up with it but it might take a month or more. Browsers collect
information from "spiders" which are systematic queries that crawl the
internet and collect information from web sites. The main source they
query is in header material that is invisible to the surfer, but
provides pertinent informant about the site. This is the area that
developers populate with the important information, key words and
phrases that they want the browsers to see. Well populated headers
tend to move a page up, in ranking, with browsers.
But - body information, like your name and personal information can
very well show up too. We set up a couple of pages for our local
community a year or two ago. One has very well populated header
information. It took about 3-4 weeks before information started
showing up through browsing; but then, over a period of about another
month we became very easy to find. In fact, our museum site pops to
the top of Google if you enter the first two words. But other words
and terms, not included in the headers, also pop up with casual
If these turkeys did this without your permission, they have violated
Do you know what you signed when you made the purchase?
Yes, I have copies of everything I signed. I read it all 6 months
ago. I've forgotten what it said, but it was straightforward. if it
covered anything like this, I would have noticed and remembered.
I actually signed something where I agreed to sign other things later
if they failed to have me sign everything. But I never signed
I think they didnt' seek permission because they don't know why anyone
would object. It's a very big dealership, something like 40 bays in
the service dept., but I think they are small-town boys, far from a
Maybe some customers are so ego-starved that they actually feel good
when they see their name on a webpage.
(My 1995 car blew its head gasket on the road, so I rented a car, had
the old car checked and the repair cost verified, and then bought
another car where I was. It took 6 days, Friday afternoon to Thursday
I'm embarrassed to say that I forgot** that the ad they mailed me
contained the password for the webpage, so IIUC that means even if
google comes up with the webpage, it wlll still require a password,
which no one else will have.
I hope you all don't feel I wasted too much of your time.
**I only used the password once, then kept looking back at the page
for 3 days. I don't think I would have forgotten about the password
10 years ago.
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