What META tags matter in today's world

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Explain to me what META tags matter in today's world.
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nancy01's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2010
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webmasters have abused meta tags so much that search engine creators have had to de-emphasize their importance in their algorithms.
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markhamnorton's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2011
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A Meta tag is basically an HTML tag, whose job is to furnish data to search engines (SE) regarding the kind of information present on the webpage. The purpose of a Meta tag is to add information and steer the SE spiders. Meta tags are an important tool to search engine optimize (SEO) a website.

A Meta tag has 3 different attributes all of which play an important role in determining the search engine ranking of a webpage:

1. Content: The purpose of the content is to provide information in name/value pair.

2. Name: This is one-half of the "name/value pair". The name could be a keyword, author, copyright, robot or description.

3. Http Equiv: This is also the name in the "name/value" pair attributes. However, the server uses it on the MIME document header before the web browser sends the real HTML document. Commonly used http equiv. includes charset, expires and refresh.
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Originally Posted by aisha123 View Post
Meta tag is very important. It won't get you number one rankings on its own, but it will certainly help you get there.
I think you are still few century behind when it comes to SEO.
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markhamnorton's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2011
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Meta Tags are the pure HTML tags which is used for describing the summary of our topics.
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Click SSL's Avatar, Join Date: Mar 2010
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Originally Posted by markhamnorton View Post
A Meta tag is basically an HTML tag, whose job is to furnish data to search engines (SE) regarding the kind of information present on the webpage. The purpose of a Meta tag is to add information and steer the SE spiders. Meta tags are an important tool to search engine optimize (SEO) a website.

A Meta tag has 3 different attributes all of which play an important role in determining the search engine ranking of a webpage:

1. Content: The purpose of the content is to provide information in name/value pair.

2. Name: This is one-half of the "name/value pair". The name could be a keyword, author, copyright, robot or description.

3. Http Equiv: This is also the name in the "name/value" pair attributes. However, the server uses it on the MIME document header before the web browser sends the real HTML document. Commonly used http equiv. includes charset, expires and refresh.
Nice explanation about meta tags. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about meta tags. You really doing good job.
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ozsubasi's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2012
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Originally Posted by maria.lisa222 View Post
Meta tag is an important tool in SEO that grabs the attention of both user and crawler. It is the precise information about the web page that build the image in the mind of potential visitor and forces to click on it.
Which meta tag are you referring to? The OP asked which ones still matter.