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Thursday, 3 March 2011

Other Meta tags

Some of the things search engines grade a website for is quality. Quality means a website that caters both to the search engines AND to the user. The later, which we will discuss in a later post, has to do with each webpage's setup, which has to be both functional and pleasing to the eye.

Now, search engine wise quality means having well written and tidy html, css and any other elements that populate the website code. Part of that is drawing a detailed picture of the website in terms search engines understand and that's were meta tags come in. I discussed the 'keyword' meta tag in my first post and now I will introduce you to the most important of them.


Attribute Value Description
content text Specifies the content of the meta information.
http-equiv content-type
content-style-type
X-UA-Compatible
expires
set-cookie
others
Provides an HTTP header for the information in the content attribute.
name author
owner


copyright
revisit-after
author
generator
revised
zipcode
distribution
no-email-collection
others
Provides a name for the information in the content attribute.

name
description It's the introduction to your webpage search engines will see AND display in users' searches, thus helping users decide whether your webpage is right for them.
name keywords It's the keywords your website will associated with and search engines will grade its performance against...

name
robots
googlebot
slurp
msnbot
Specifies the webpages status regarding all, or particular search engines.
scheme format/URI Specifies a scheme to be used to interpret the value of the content attribute.
dir rtl
ltr
Specifies the text direction for the content in an element
lang language_code Specifies a language code for the content in an element
xml:lang language_code Specifies a language code for the content in an element

And there's many more tags that will help define your website page per page if you have to.

As stated earlier, questions and comments will be tolerated... have a nice day!

8 comments:

  1. interesting, thanks for the info !

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  2. Thanks man, this is great!
    Following!

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  3. hey, keep posting info like this! would love some help on my meta tags for my blog

    http://thedeftgamer.blogspot.com

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  4. Great info! Followed!
    alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  5. Great little guide. Thanks

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  6. Any chance you can evaluate my blog and tell me how to increase my SEO?
    Thanks,
    Soundboy2400.blogspot.com

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