Re: Best way to promote a web site?
Yes, meta tags generally carry the most weighting when a spider snarfs a website for content. However the algorythm is very complex and designed to demote or ignore sites that try cheap tricks to get higher in the engines.
Best way to promote a website: Television advertising.
Next best is radio and print.
Search engines are critical to the web-savy masses that search but for maximum exposure (you know.. trying to capture the technologically inept such as AOL users) you need to go outside the medium.
Of course I could help you get anything promoted but.. well... then I'd have to charge you.