How to Understand Meta Tags


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Understanding meta tags

Meta tags are little pieces of information stored in a web page but hidden from the person viewing the page. They're intended to be read by machines, not people. These tags appear near the top of the source code in the head section of the document, that is, before the ending head tag. The most important, from an SEO perspective, is the description meta tag, which contains a description of the page. We'll look at that in the next video. Then there is the keywords meta tag, a tag designed to hold a list of keywords related to the page contents.

We'll look at that in a separate video, too. There are various other meta tags you'll run across, many of which are more or less irrelevant from an SEO perspective, things like that generator tag, which shows what tools was used to create the page; content-type tag, which defines the character set used in the page; and the copyright tag. Some site owners use various meta tags, even making up their own to stuff keywords into them in the ho...

Understanding meta tags
Video duration: 2m 9s 1h 47m Intermediate Updated Sep 09, 2015

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