What are Meta Tags and why we use Meta Tags?Meta tags are textual snippets used to define the website contents.
Meta tags are used to provide the deep information about the website's content to search engines. Like any other tag, that tags do not appear on the page where used. Meta tags are added to the <head> section of HTML web page. There are many meta tags with different attributes used to define many different aspects. Such as content's description, keywords, author's info is defined by using the meta tags. We can say that meta tags define "data about the data" that a website or web page holds. Use of meta tags is a quite good practice to fulfill a very basic SEO phase.
In that article, we will discuss the Top 10 meta tags that must be used on any blogger/website to fulfill a basic SEO phase perfectly.
How to use Meta Tags in blogger/website?Here is an example of meta tags:
<meta name="description" content="..."></meta>In any website, meta tags can be used under <head></head> tags in HTML mode. Meta tags can be used on every single HTML page manually.
<meta name="keywords" content="..."></meta>
<meta name="author" content="..."></meta>
In blogger, we can set the Meta tags similarly as mentioned above.
No.1 "Description" Meta Tag
What does it mean by Description?The description is the short textual snippet that defines our website or a web page when it appears in search engine's search result.
In blogger, there is the default option to set the description for every single post. So go for it instead of using that tag.
The Description meta tag is below here:
- name="": Declares the attribute/property of meta tag.
- content="": Declares the material that exists under that attribute.
Note: Quotation signs are necessary.
How Description snippet appears on Google search result?
No.2 "Keywords" Meta TagThe Keyword meta tag is below here:
No.3 "Author" Meta TagAuthor meta is below here:
No.4 "Title" TagThat does not actually look like meta tag but it works the same. It has the great impact on SEO factor. Crawlers read the title first. If you declare the title of your content properly, it will be a quite beneficial practice.
Title tag is below here:
No.5 "Robots" Meta tag
Note: Don't ever use that tag without complete understanding.
The ideal meta tag with robots attribute is here below:
If you don't want to permit the crawlers to index your any specific web page, use "noindex, nofollow" instead. (It will not appear in search)
In blogger, there is the default option to set the option for crawlers. Go to your blogger "Dashboard", click on "Search preferences" scroll down and choose the options under "Crawlers and Indexing" tag.
There is a meta tag specifically for Google crawlers.
No.6 "Copyright" Meta TagCopywrite meta tag is below here:
No.7 "Language Meta TagLanguage meta is below here:
No.8 "Viewport" Meta Tag
What does it mean by "Viewport"?Initially, the websites were designed for the Computer or bigger displays only. With the passage of time, the users started to browse the websites on tabs and cell phones. Still the websites were struck to their cultural layout with fix height and width. It was quite tough to browse the website with that sticky layout on tabs and cell phones. So that meta tag was introduced to give a portable layout to any website on tabs' or cell phones' displays.
Viewport meta tag is here below:
No.9 "Content-Type" Meta TagMeta tag with that attribution is used to declare the character encoding of document.
Content-Type meta tag is here below:
No.10 "Generator" Meta TagThe meta tag with generator attribute is used to specify the web builder. Declare the actual builder using which you develop a website i-e blogger developers will use the tag as defined below:
"Refresh" Meta Tag (Optional)The meta tag with that attribution is used to refresh the content after the specific time. Use it carefully because using refresh meta tag, the user losses the control on your content such as he can't stop to refresh the content.
Refresh meta tag is here below:
ConclusionUse of all the meta tags defined above is a good practice. Most of the tags directly impact the SEO factor such as keywords, description, language and title.If you have any question or need any guidance, kindly contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or message us directly.
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