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Title: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: richard branson on 05-18-2012, 01:01:56

HTML Meta tags are snippets of HTML code that are inserted in a web page’s header, and come after the title tag. The title tag itself is one of the essential components used in obtaining a high ranking in the SERPs. That’s because the words of the title tag are shown on the clickable links of the SERPs.
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: jessicagavin on 05-18-2012, 01:28:46
Meta tags like Meta description, Meta title, Meta header tags are used for the relevancy of website. Google crawler reads the code and meta tags are part of your content Html. that's why its Good to set propel meta tags.
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: Charlesth on 05-26-2012, 04:40:48
Meta tags are simple HTML tags; Meta description, Meta keyword tag etc… are the type of Meta tags, Meta tags are placed on the header part of a web page, after the title tag. Meta tags are serving information to search engine spider about your web page .
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: ring2012 on 05-28-2012, 00:50:04
Thanks for your sharing, they are useful for the serp.
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: RichardSmith on 06-07-2012, 08:14:42
 Hi everyone,

Meta tags are HTML codes that are inserted into the header on a web page, after the title tag. They take a variety of forms and serve a variety of purposes, but 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.

Thanks a lot
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Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: seosolutions84 on 06-08-2012, 23:11:32
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.
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: fsdqasmia on 06-11-2012, 12:06:13
Meta tag is a hidden text or tag mention in the html code it will show like this <Title> which help site to get indexed earlier and increase website page rank in search engines.

It is not necessary a hidden text. It is usually read by search engines but often are not important for SEO purposes
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: 12dian04 on 06-12-2012, 01:01:11
Meta elements are the HTML or XHTML <meta … > element used to provide structured metadata about a Web page. Multiple elements are often used on the same page: the element is the same, but its attributes are different. Meta elements can be used to specify page description, keywords and any other metadata not provided through the other head elements and attributes.
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: Smith Jones on 06-26-2012, 04:06:00
Hello friends,

Meta tags are HTML tags that help you control how some search engines may index your site, by using the keywords and descriptions. The keyword and description meta tags that you include in the html of your pages, provide information to search engines that will not be displayed by web browsers.

Thanks for sharing
Smith Jones
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: Bertashton on 06-26-2012, 04:40:46
meta tags are consists of title tag, description and keywords which is used in upper section and not visible on the website, its just created for the search engine to make it easy to understand what kind of website it is ? or it will have easy for them(search engine) to rank the relevant website.
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: sabulba on 06-26-2012, 04:54:04
meta tags are the relevant keywords which helps Google to tell that what is your website is related to and this helps the website to rank well for the targeted keywords. meta tags should be chosen sharply so that they best define website page and help the site to rank well.
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: kormeysin on 07-01-2012, 08:47:03
Yes meta tags are highly useful and helps greatly when done right, all meta tags that are used must be well thought of and not abused to trick user agents. Also, if you want to use meta robots tag for Google, then make sure you use it like this,
for all other user agents use:
<meta name="robots" content="index, follow" />
for Google use:
<meta name="Googlebot" content="index, follow" />
Also, if you are using title (which you should) then it is best practice to keep it 64 characters long (use ms word to see how many characters you have in the title, makes it easy)
then comes the description meta, which should be 150 characters long (and actually describing the page content, since many seo pexperts abuse this feature by placing keyword after keyword to trick search engine rankings etc, but never can you trick Google)
Also your home page description meta tag can (& should be more than 150 characters long) I find that having 150 characters followed by a full stop still shows up in Google result set when someone searches) but it is never guaranteed to show in Google results, since it can just show any snippet from the web page itself. But following simply rules achieves greater chance for Google to show your description tags.
Also, if you are focusing on local consumers in your area then look into geo location meta tags mine are like this:
<meta name="geo.region" content="AU-VIC" />
<meta name="geo.placename" content="South Yarra" />
<meta name="geo.position" content="-37.847019;144.995472" />

I hope these search engine optimisation insights add value to this seo community
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: selvan12345 on 07-02-2012, 13:43:16
meta tag use title and description
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: nish009 on 07-03-2012, 03:58:37
Meta-tags are HTML tags that can be used to identify the creator of a web page, what HTML specifications a web page follows, the keywords and description of the page, etc

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Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: chadha on 07-03-2012, 05:41:20
   
Meta elements are HTML or XHTML elements used to provide structured metadata about a Web page.
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: brianwilson085 on 07-04-2012, 04:05:13
Meta tags are HTML codes that are inserted into the header on a web page, after the title tag. They take a variety of forms and serve a variety of purposes, but 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.
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: milestoneuk on 07-11-2012, 00:21:55
 understand what META tags are and what they do.
My question is, what does the term META stand for and/or where did the term come from that is now used in web design?
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: dianarock on 07-16-2012, 02:49:20
   
Meta Tags are HTML tags used to control your site description in the search engines that support them: Google, Yahoo, MSN Search, AOL Search, AltaVista, AllTheWeb (FAST), HotBot, Lycos, Infoseek (Go), Excite, and WebCrawler. It is important to have well made meta tags because they can help increase your Search Engine Position.  :) ;)
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: mahaguru on 07-18-2012, 23:48:47
Meta tags are HTML codes that are inserted into the header on a web page, after the title tag.
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: thietkeweb3s on 07-19-2012, 10:05:48
Example for my website, share to everybody reference.

<meta name="title" content="{$CI->app->getWebTitle($CI->uri->segment(1))}">
<meta name="keywords" content="thiet ke web, thiết kế web, thiet ke website, thiet ke trang web" />
<meta name="description" content="Công ty thiết kế web BA GIÂY đã thiết kế trên 1000 website, thiết kế website động chuyên nghiệp, giá rẻ nhất, web TOP 10 google" />
<meta Name="Abstract" Content="Thietkeweb, thiet ke website, thiết kế web, công ty thiết kế website, thiet ke trang web, cong ty thiet ke web" />
<meta name="alexaVerifyID" content="qK-j0xin_0wgA4eYTCW2Imlww8E" />
<meta name="google-site-verification" content="QbcpZu53oNQMG62i5i1Jd3-iz2PBumF7MCOfXgReuQg" />
<meta name="verify-webboar" content="a9ff418f480c764443ce5f72653dc915" />
<meta name="webstataz-site-verification" content="757a37fb739ea53f11285f3244f78d03" />
<meta name="y_key" content="9a37691462f2c2fd" />
<meta name="robots" CONTENT="index,follow,all" />
<meta name="googlebot" content="index, follow, noarchive">
<meta name="msnbot" Content="NOODP" />
<meta name="author" CONTENT="thietkeweb3s (http://thietkeweb3s) - info@thietkeweb3s.com" />
<meta name="copyright" CONTENT="Copyright © 2009 thietkeweb3s. All rights reserved" />
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: AmazeCruncher on 07-26-2012, 01:05:50
It is for SEO.
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: benzleot on 08-04-2012, 08:25:56
Basically the proper meaning of meta is : Data about Data. So we use the meta tag in our website or blog to define our website.
Meta tag have complete information about our website or blog like description and Keywords. Google also prefer the meta tags
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: elly.elly86 on 08-04-2012, 20:32:48
Meta tags are HTML codes that are inserted into the header on a web page, after the title 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.
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: sureshgupta1 on 08-06-2012, 11:43:05
HTML Meta tags are snippets of HTML code that are inserted in a web page’s header, and come after the title tag. The title tag itself is one of the essential components used in obtaining a high ranking in the SERPs. That’s because the words of the title tag are shown on the clickable links of the SERPs.

I agreed, and meta keywords has been removed from Google algo
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: yoscommerce on 10-17-2012, 00:26:33
The keyword and description meta tags that you include in the html of your pages, provide information to search engines that will not be displayed by web browsers. There are about a dozen different meta tags but two are most important for our purposes: the Title tag and the Description tag.
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: 50stateautoloan on 10-25-2012, 01:10:04
Meta tags are HTML codes that are inserted into the header on a web page, after the title tag....:)
Title: Re: What are Meta Tags?
Post by: owen100 on 08-26-2013, 00:00:38
Meta tags are HTML requirements that are placed into the headlines on a web page, after the headline tag. They take a wide range of types and serve a wide range of reasons, but in the perspective of seo when people make reference to meta labels, they are usually making reference to the meta information tag and the meta search phrases tag.!!