Successful Social Media Tip of the Day . . Thursday, What is a meta tag?

Meta tag – What is it and what should you know about it ?  A meta tag is a coding statement using HTML.  HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language.  The word Meta from the Greek can mean after, along with, among, beyond or behind.  The meta tag describes an aspect of the contents in a particular Web page. Search engines like Yahoo use the meta tag to index pages so people searching for that information are able to find it.  The meta tag is positioned next to the top of the HTML in a Web page and is part of the heading.  There are different types of meta tags.  The most important ones to know about are KEYWORDS and DESCRIPTION meta tags.  KEYWORDS meta tag is a list of phrases or words the describe contents on a Web page.  DESCRIPTION meta tag uses sentences for description on what is on a Web page.  You can view your page’s meta tags by right clicking anywhere on the page and click”view page source” or “view source”.   While some search engines, like Google have devalued meta keyword tags, alternative engines still give them heavy weight.  So remember, META TAGS are important, they determine how Search Engines index your Web pages.   For more information on Meta Tags check out WordStream at http://www.wordstream.com/meta-tags .  Happy Blogging !

 

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