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Meta Tags for SEO Explained

This is not a question. This is a help for everyone who don't know what meta tags are and for what they are used. The meta tags are very important for professional webpages. The meta Tags are needed to show the webpage on a higher ranking on Google(and other search engines). The most important meta tags are: <title>The title of the page</title> <meta http-equiv="language" content="EN"> Language of the page <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"/>The charset <meta http-e

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<meta name="robots" content="all"> The Robots meta tags allows the Bots from Google, etc to index your webpage.


<meta name="description" content="Description of the Page here"/> The Description will be shown under the search result of the page on the search engine


<meta name="geo.region" content="CH-SG"/> <meta name="geo.placename" content="St. Gallen"/> <meta name="geo.position" content="47.4320370"/> <meta name="ICBM" content="9.4127590"/> This 4 meta tags is for locating the company from the site. In this example it is the city St. Gallen. The search result of the page will show a map with the location of the company. So your costumers will find your company better.


<meta name="copyright" content="Your Company or Name here"/> This copyright meta tag is important to show that the copyright of the page belongs to you/your company


ad geo meta - it should have both latitude and longtitude values, separated by semicolon. <meta name=”geo.position” content=”latitude; longitude“>


Do you happen to have all this information written in a web code? It will be easier to read and find 😳 thank you so much for this valuable info 👏😊


This Metatags is for sharing on facebook to display Data about the page: <meta property="og:title" content="Pagetitle"/> <meta property="og:image" content="Path of a image"/> <meta property="og:description" content="Description of the page" />


The Rel-Author is a meta tag that can be implemented that specifies who the author of a piece of content is and uses Google+ to identify them. <link rel="author" href="[YOUR PERSONAL G+ PROFILE]"/> (:


<link rel="canonical" href="" /> It useful for SEO to tell Yahoo!, Live & Google that the page in question should be treated as though it were a copy of the URL and that all of the link & content metrics the engines apply should technically flow back to that URL. Reference:


(Redirecting current page to another page after 5s ) <meta http-equiv = "refresh" content = "5" URL = "page URL"/>


If you use <!DOCTYPE html>, you only need to write: <meta charset=utf-8> In html5, no need to use quote but you need to use quote if: example <meta name=viewport content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">


For the Search Engine Optimizing, Yes. For the display of the page for the visitor, No. The meta tags are just for better search engine results for the page. The meta tags helps the page to become a better ranking on the Search Engines.


in head of course


<meta> tags always go inside the <head> element.


@serj b what do you mean?, do the meta have a negative impact on the quality of the content?


@Andile, you can be in top, but with a low quality of your product or service, google can move you to the botoom, users search a content every time, the solution of theyr problem


For webpage charset <meta charset="utf-8"> is the current (HTML5) standard.


So, where do I put all of these,the head,the body or the footer?




will all the above meta tag be in the header section of the web page?