META Tags or what are officially referred to as Metadata Elements, are found within the
<head></head> section of your web pages. META Tags are still relevant with some indexing search engines. You should utilize your META Tags in accordance with the W3C - World Wide Web Consortium Metadata Specifications and those of the search engines you are targeting.
The following is a partial list of metadata elements that may be used in the overall site structuring, organization, and search engine marketing strategy. These information can be used as part of your search engine optimization marketing website.
We've provided HTML Comments (look for this
<!-- Comment Here -->) in the source code to help you understand the metadata elements referenced in this series of topics.
<title>element as a meta tag (title tag) when it is not.
<title>META Tags Tips - Metadata Elements</title>
To see an example of where the title element is placed in the html, view the source code of this web page. Look at the very top of the page right after the opening
<head></head>section of your web pages. These indexing search engines may present the content of your meta description tag as the result of a search query.
<meta name="description" content="META Tags or what are officially referred to as Metadata Elements are found within the <head></head> section of your web pages. The following is a partial list of metadata elements that may be used in the overall site structuring, organization, and search engine marketing strategy.">
<meta name="keywords" content="META Tags, Tips, Metadata Elements, META Description Tag, META Keywords Tag, Language Tag, Link Relationship Tag, Title Element">
<meta http-equiv="content-language" content="en">
rel="start"along with the title attribute. The META Link Relationship tag is part of the metadata that appears within the
<head></head>section of your web pages.
<link rel="start" href="/meta-tags/" title="META Tags Tips - Metadata Elements">
/robots.txt fileat their websites, with a last chance to keep their content out of search engine indexes and services.
<meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow">
noarchiveMETA Robots Tags. If you place these tags in the head of your HTML/XHTML document, you can cause Google to not index, not follow, and/or not archive particular documents on your site.
<meta name="googlebot" content="noindex, nofollow, noarchive">
nofollowRobots META Tag. Placing these tags in the heading of your HTML document prevents MSNBot from indexing or following specific documents.
<meta name="msnbot" content="noindex, nofollow">
<meta name="revisit-after" content="7 days">
<meta name="DC.title" lang="en" content="DC Dublin Core META Tags - DCMI Dublin Core Metadata Initiative">
<head></head>section of web pages. HTML comments can be utilized anywhere within your documents HTML structure.
<!-- HTML Comments (treated as HTML markup) -->
There has been a myth that has perpetuated over the years where keywords and keyword phrases listed inside HTML comments tags would add a boost to the overall relevancy of the page. This is not true based on numerous tests we've performed during the years 2002 through 2009.