Meta Tags

Over all 80% internet surfers use search engines to find required data or information regarding their interest. About 60% of them use the Google.com as search engine. Hardly anyone knows your website address name but often they do know about your business you are in.

In search engine optimization (SEO) meta tags are very important and essential functional item. Especially using the meta description may be very main. This tag is shown by means of search engines as a small text object within the search outcome. Ensure that the meta tags for your website are exact for each web page and try to make them as attractive, simple and specially professional as possible. Both a primary title tag and the description tag will have got to persuade a net surfer  to click on the link within the search outcome.

► Take a look at the list with all the important meta tags those are support the website for getting better result in search engines. Also we explain for each and every meta tag and html-tag the influence regarding your search engine ranking.

   
Meta Tag "NAME"  
 Title Tag   Meta "DESCRIPTION" Tag 
 Meta "KEYWORDS" Tag   Meta "ROBOTS" Tag
 Meta "REVISIT-AFTER" Tag  Meta "AUTHOR" Tag
 Meta "COPYRIGHT" Tag  Meta "DISTRIBUTION" Tag
 Meta "EXPIRES" Tag  Meta "GENERATOR" Tag
 Meta "GOOGLEBOT" Tag  Meta "LANGUAGE" Tag
 Meta "NO EMAIL COLLECTION" Tag  Meta "RATING" Tag
 Meta "REPLY-TO" Tag  Meta "WEB_AUTHOR" Tag
   
Meta Tag "HTTP-EQUIV"  
 Http-equiv "CACHE-CONTROL" Tag  Http-equiv "CONTENT-TYPE" Tag
 Http-equiv "SET-COOKIE" Tag  Http-equiv "CONTENT-DISPOSITION" Tag
 Http-equiv "IMAGETOOLBAR" Tag  Http-equiv "MSTHEMECOMPATIBLE" Tag
 Http-equiv "PICS LABEL" Tag  Http-equiv "PRAGMA" Tag
 Http-equiv "REFRESH" Tag  Http-equiv "RESOURCE-TYPE" Tag
 Http-equiv "CONTENT-SCRIPT" Tag  Http-equiv "CONTENT-STYLE-TYPE" Tag
 Http-equiv "WINDOW-TARGET" Tag  
   
Meta "DATA" Tag  
 meta data "Dublin Core" Tag  
   
Meta Tag "REL"  
 meta Rel "NOFOLLOW" Tag  meta Rel "CANONICAL" Tag
   
Miscellaneous​ Meta Tags  
 Miscellaneous Meta Tags  
   

⇒ HTML Title Tag

  • relevant and attractive phrase accordingly your nature of business or website 

⇒ Meta "DESCRIPTION" Tag

  • description" content="text" />
  • Example:
  • description" content="relevant and attractive phrase accordingly your nature of business or website" />

⇒  Meta "KEYWORDS" Tag

  • keywords" content="text" />
  • Example:
  • keywords" content="seo tool, seo rank, rank analysis" />

⇒  Meta "ROBOTS" Tag

  • robots" content="index, follow" />
  • (The spider will now index your whole website.)
  •  
  • robots" content="index, nofollow" />
  • (The spider will now only look at this page and stops there.)
  •  
  • robots" content="noindex, follow" />
  • (The spider will not look at this page but will crawl through the rest of the pages on your website.)
  •  
  • robots" content="noindex, nofollow" />
  • (The spider will not look at this page and will NOT crawl through the rest of your webpages.)

⇒  Meta "REVISIT-AFTER" Tag

  • revisit-after" content="7 days" /> or
  • revisit-after" content="1 month" />

⇒  Meta "AUTHOR" Tag

  • author" content="text" />
  • Example:
  • author" content="staff of metatags" />

⇒  Meta "COPYRIGHT" Tag

  • copyright" content="name of owner" />
  • Example:
  • copyright" content="the Meta Tags Company" /> 

⇒  Meta "DISTRIBUTION" Tag

  • distribution" content="option" />
  • Example:
  • distribution" content="global" /> 

⇒  Meta "EXPIRES" Tag

  • expires" content="date" />
  • Example:
  •  expires" content="tue, 01 Jun 2010" /> or 
  • expires" content="tue, 01 Jun 2010 19:45:00 GMT" />

⇒  Meta "GENERATOR" Tag

  • generator" content="program"> or formatter" content="program" />
  • Example:
  • generator" content="dreamweaver" /> 
     

⇒  Meta "Googlebot" Tag

  • googlebot" content="code" />
  •  Example:
  •  googlebot" content="noodp" />
  • (You now tell the Googlebot NOT to duplicate the ODP description but the description which is located on your website.)

⇒  Meta "LANGUAGE" Tag

  • language" content="language" />
  • Example:
  • language" content="spanish" /> or
  • language" content="english" /> 

⇒  Meta "NO EMAIL COLLECTION" Tag

  • no-email-collection" content="link or terms" />
  • Example:
  • no-email-collection" content="link of your site terms page" />

⇒  Meta "RATING" Tag

  • rating" content="value" />
  • Example:
  • rating" content="general" /> or
  • rating" content="safe for kids" />

⇒  Meta "REPLY-TO" Tag

  • reply-to" content="email address" />
  • Example:
  • reply-to" content="info@your-domain.com" />
  • (Add the following meta tag in the HTML source of your page:)

⇒  Meta "WEB_AUTHOR" Tag

  • Example:
  • web_author" content="editorial staff of metatags" />

⇒  Meta HTTP-EQUIV "CACHE-CONTROL" Tag

  • Cache-control" content="description" />
  • Example:
  • Cache-control" content="public" /> or
  • Cache-control" content="private" /> or
  • Cache-control" content="no-cache" /> or
  • Cache-control" content="no-store" />

⇒  Meta HTTP-EQUIV "CONTENT-TYPE" Tag

  • Content-Type" content="text/html" />
  • Example:
  • Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 " />

⇒  Meta HTTP-EQUIV "SET-COOKIE" Tag

  • Set-Cookie" content="name, date" />
  • Example:
  • Set-Cookie" content="ACCOUNT=9983373;   path=/; expires=Thursday, 20-May-09 00:15:00 GMT" />

⇒  Meta HTTP-EQUIV "CONTENT-DISPOSITION" Tag

  • content-disposition" content="description" />
  • Example:
  • content-disposition" content="inline; filename=openinexcel.csv" />

⇒  Meta HTTP-EQUIV "IMAGETOOLBAR" Tag

  • imagetoolbar" content="value" />
  • Example:
  • imagetoolbar" content="yes" /> or
  • imagetoolbar" content="no" />

⇒  Meta HTTP-EQUIV "MSTHEMECOMPATIBLE" Tag

  • MSThemeCompatible" content="value" />
  • Example:
  • MSThemeCompatible" content="yes" /> or
  • MSThemeCompatible" content="no" />

⇒  Meta HTTP-EQUIV "PICS LABEL" Tag

  • Pics-label" content="value" /> 

⇒  Meta HTTP-EQUIV "PRAGMA" Tag

  • pragma" content="no-cache" />

⇒  Meta HTTP-EQUIV "REFRESH" Tag

  • Example:
  • refresh" content="30; ,URL=http://www.metatags.info/login" /> or
  • refresh" content="10; ,URL=/2010registration.html" />
  • ("10" is the number of seconds it takes to go from the redirection page to the new page.)

⇒  Meta HTTP-EQUIV "RESOURCE-TYPE" Tag

  • Resource-Type" content="value" />
  • Example:
  • Resource-Type" content="document" />

⇒  Meta HTTP-EQUIV "CONTENT-SCRIPT" Tag

  • Content-Script-Type" content="value" />
  • Example:
  • Content-Script-Type" content="text/javascript" />
  • (text/plain , text/html , application/binary , application/postscripts , image/gif , image/xbm , mage/jpeg , audio/basic , video/mpeg , video/QuickTime)

⇒  Meta HTTP-EQUIV "CONTENT-STYLE-TYPE" Tag

  • Content-Style-Type" content="value" />
  • Example:
  • Content-Style-Type" content="text/css" />

⇒  Meta HTTP-EQUIV "WINDOW-TARGET" Tag

  • Window-Target" content="_value" >
  • Example:
  • Window-Target" content="_top" />

⇒  Meta HTTP-EQUIV "Dublin Core" Tag

  • DC.TITLE
    DC.CREATOR
    DC.SUBJECT
    DC.DESCRIPTION
    DC.PUBLISHER
    DC.CONTRIBUTORS
    DC.DATE
    DC.TYPE
    DC.FORMAT
    DC.IDENTIFIER
    DC.SOURCE
    DC.LANGUAGE
    DC.RELATION
    DC.COVERAGE
    DC.RIGHTS

  • Example:

  • dc.language" CONTENT="UK" />
    dc.source" CONTENT="http://www.your-domain.com/" />
    dc.relation" CONTENT="http://www.second-domain.com/" />
    dc.title" CONTENT="a title" />
    dc.keywords" CONTENT="more keywords" />
    dc.subject" CONTENT="the subject" />
    dc.description" CONTENT="A description of the content" />


⇒  Meta Rel "Nofollow" Tag

  • Visit this website or
  • dofollow">Visit this website

⇒  Meta Rel "Canonical" Tag

  • Example:
  •  
  • (The url of a canonical link can be a relative link. However, we advise you to use absolute links to prevent problems. The canonical link can only link to a page with the same domainname. )

⇒  Meta Miscellaneous "CONTENT" Tag

  • content="value">
  • Example:
  • meta name="identifier-URL"CONTENT="http://www.your-domain-name.com/" />
    CONTENT="Global" />
    CONTENT="place extra keywords here" />
    CONTENT="your website's subject" />
    CONTENT="company name" />
    CONTENT="ES"/>
    CONTENT="MT5.1" />
    CONTENT="program" />
    CONTENT="sitebuilder-software" />
    CONTENT="general" />
    CONTENT="date" />
    CONTENT="basisdoc.html" />
    CONTENT="John Smith" />
    CONTENT="date" />
    CONTENT="www.metatags.info" />
    CONTENT="Mike Demo" />
    CONTENT="Mr. E. Xample" />
    CONTENT="Company XYZ inc." />
    CONTENT="Mainstreet 123" />
    CONTENT="98979" />
    CONTENT="Rome" />
    CONTENT="Spain" />
    CONTENT="+34 123 6382824" />
    CONTENT="+31 123 5566779" />
    CONTENT="your@email.com" />
    CONTENT="http://www.meta-information.com/" />