Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization (SEO)' started by surbhigvt, Feb 7, 2011.
Explain to me what META tags matter in today's world.
webmasters have abused meta tags so much that search engine creators have had to de-emphasize their importance in their algorithms.
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.
I think you are still few century behind when it comes to SEO.
Meta Tags are the pure HTML tags which is used for describing the summary of our topics.
Nice explanation about meta tags. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about meta tags. You really doing good job.
Which meta tag are you referring to? The OP asked which ones still matter.
Separate names with a comma.