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What is the Meta Tag ?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by dheeraj.prakash1, Oct 29, 2011.

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    Can anyone explain the definition of Meta Tag and Why we use it ?
     
    dheeraj.prakash1, Oct 29, 2011 IP
  2. Jerlene.net

    Jerlene.net Prominent Member

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    Metadata is information about data.

    The <meta> tag provides metadata about the HTML document. Metadata will not be displayed on the page, but will be machine parsable.

    Meta elements are typically used to specify page description, keywords, author of the document, last modified, and other metadata.

    The <meta> tag always goes inside the head element.

    The metadata can be used by browsers (how to display content or reload page), search engines (keywords), or other web services.
     
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    Meta tags are HTML codes that are inserted into the header on a web page, after the title tag. In the context of search engine optimization, when people refer to meta tags, they are usually referring to the meta description tag and the meta keywords tag.

    The meta description tag and the meta keywords tag are not seen by users. Instead, these tags main purpose is providing meta document data to user agents, such as search engines. In addition to the well-known meta description and meta keywords tags, there are other useful meta tags, including the meta http-equiv tag, meta refresh tag, the meta robots tag, the meta copyright tag, and the meta author tag, etc. These tags are used to give web browsers and search engine spiders directions or data on various information.
     
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    A meta tag is a hidden tag that lives in the <HEAD> of an HTML document. It is used to supply additional information about the HTML document. The meta tag has three possible attributescontent,http-equiv, andname. Meta tags always provide information in a name/value pair. Thenameandhttp-equivattributes provide the name information and thecontentprovides the value information. Meta tags do not have a closing tag.
     
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    Mithuasha Banned

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    A special HTML tag that provides information about a Web page. Unlike normal HTML tags, meta tags do not affect how the page is displayed. Instead, they provide information such as who created the page, how often it is updated, what the page is about, and which keywords represent the page's content. Many search engines use this information when building their indices.
     
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    Meta tag are HTML codes and it inserted into the header on the web page,after its title tag.They are read by the search engine but are not display as a part of your web page design.Meta tag ware used in search engine to define what the page was about.
     
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    Hi,

    Meta tags helps to recognize the page content to Google crawler!
     
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    So. What's site map? It's similar to the meta tag ???
     
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  11. Himalayan

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    (Meta Tag) This is the technical term which placed and can be seen in codes of any web page. This is placed basically for robots to crawl/index the web page and make it visible in search engine results through targeted keyword.
     
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    hey,
    The Title and Head Tag are included in the meta tag.
     
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    i totally agree with Himalayan....
     
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    Meta tag is comprise with Title , Description and Keyword. This is important for the crawlers to know the relevancy of the page.
     
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    Meta Tags is a hidden tags and without see web page source everyone can not see these tags. Meta tags are three part:

    1. Meta Title

    2. Meta Description

    3. Meta Keywords
     
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    thanx......
     
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    Meta Tags is the important part of the website it helps to increase the visibility of the website
     
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    I'll summarize the importance of Meta Tag-

    Meta tag is the text paragraph you see under any search result when you search in search engine.
    How do you choose to click open a site from search result?- 1. Blindly from 1st few results.
    2. Reading Meta text. ( The text inside your <meta>...</meta> tag.)

    So, you must understand now that a major portion of your traffic is coming from your "MAGNETIC" meta text...:)
     
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    The meta tag is you firs contact with your visitors and also search engine.

    I see in a older post that you ask is meta tag is the same with sitemap.

    The answer si no... the sitemap, is and xml file with all your pages of your website.

    Both are very important for the SERP's result
     
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    meta tag helps the search engine to beeter understand about your blog/website
     
    danilion55, Nov 1, 2011 IP