Meta Tags


0  0 2015-08-26 11:10:39

Everyone wanted their websites to be listed in the top 10 results in the google search. We know that its not an easy job and it will not come overnight. We should optimize our page META TAGS to get Google to rank and index our pages faster. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) plays a major role in the internet industry.

The content of the META tags provides the short information about the HTML page rendered in the browser. No other html tags can able to explain the metadata.


Why META Tags are very important in SEO?


Meta Tags were taken by search engines to index our web pages based on the title, description and keywords we provided in the html document.

There are so many Meta Tags are available. Here I’m going to explain you some which to use in your web pages.

  • META Title
  • META Description
  • META Keywords
  • META Author


How to use META Title?


<title>-Used the define the Page Title. It should not more than 65 characters including space.

Google will try to ignore the characters written after 65 chars in the title tag. So make sure to keep the page title as short and relevant in order to boost the traffic from search engines.

Writing good articles and keeping irrelevant titles will not listed in top 10 search results in google. So please keep some good title for your contents.

<title>How to Write Test Cases for Login Form</title>


How to use META Description?

Google will not consider your Meta Description for your search engine ranking, But Google will display your description in their search results below title. So there is a high chance that visitors will see your content and come to your site from search engines.


<meta name="description" itemprop="description" content=" is a programming blog maintained by Karthikeyan K. Tutorials focused on Programming, Jquery, Ajax, PHP,HTML5, CSS3, Web Design  and MySQL" />

How to use META Keywords?


Google does not use the keywords meta tag in web ranking

Meta Keywords plays a very small role in SEO but its very important when it comes to Search Engine Marketing.

A comma separated list of your most important keywords for the content that will be written as META keywords.

Use popular SEO plugins like WordPress SEO by Yoast to check your keyword density.

<meta name="keywords" itemprop="keywords" content="Facebook Scripts, Jquery Plugins, Pricing Tables, Alert Boxes, Html design, Codeigniter Tips, facebook wall scripts, w3lessons, PHP Scripts" />


How to use Author Tag?


Google, Yahoo!, or Bing do not index the Meta Author tag, so it will not help you in search engine ranking.

But Facebook shows the information in the shared data.

<meta content='Karthikeyan K' name='author'/>

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