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Meta Tags – Definition, Working And Usage


Meta Tags Definition

Meta tags are the tags that are used in HTML ,XHTML and other markup languages. Meta tags describes the data types of the container or webpage. For easily understand meta tags are the tags which are used by search engines and browser to search and display the webpage.

By using of some meta tags search engines understand some content and content type of webpage.Meta tags provide structured metadata about a Web page.Metadata is data that describes other data of the web page.

meta tags examples
meta tags examples

Working of Meta tags

Metadata is summarizes the basic information about data of the web page. It can make finding and working easier for web browser and search engine with particular instances of data easier.

Meta tags are used in head section of web page. Multiple Types of  meta elements are used with different attributes in same page

Usage of these tags

Meta tags play a big roll to improve search visibility of website. So these are a major part of search engine optimization.  Some of the most useful meta tags in seo are as follows.

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<meta name="description" content="text">
<meta name="keywords" content="text">
<meta name="robots" content="selection">

All these tags are used by all web developers who knows about seo . In this example “content-type” ,”description”, “keywords” and “robots” attributes are displayed. These tags help the browser as wel as search to understand about content type.

description” attribute summarizes the content of web page. This summery get and displayed by search engines.

keywords” meta tag is define the main words of content. Example: www.example.com is eCommerce website selling shoes of all major brands. keywords are used “selling shoes, shoes, all type of shoes ” etc. But at present there is no need to know about this tag . Because all major search engines deprecated meta keyword tag.

robots”  is used for allow and disallow search engine to read your content or not.