HTML tags that convey information about a webpage, such as it's title or it's description, in a way that a computer program can understand.

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Can I use meta refresh instead of 301 redirect?

I have submitted my site with ugly URLs to Google, and now they are appearing as mysite.com/show.php?id=42. Now, I know that I can 301-redirect it to mysite.com/article/42. However, my site uses the ...
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Optimized rate of frequency of changing title and description/keywords meta-tag? [duplicate]

OK we can change the content at any frequency. But what about <title>, description-meta tag, keywords meta tag. I think if we change title, description, keywords of any website daily, then that ...
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Meta description or title for post contents

I have a site that has posts without titles. You can think of them as being a lot like Twitter tweets. Should I put the post contents in the <title> tag or the meta description tag? If I put ...
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Canonical redirection meta tag [duplicate]

There are two pages in my website with the same content; only the URL's are different: www.websitename.com and www.websitename.com/default.html. Someone suggested that I should add canonical tags to ...
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Appropriate robots meta for “printer friendly” pages

We have many printer-friendly pages that have a link that adds ?pf=1 to the URL. On the ?pf=1 page would it be better to have noindex,nofollow or noindex,follow. I think that it would be better to ...
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Which is good to target, singular or plural keyword?

Which keyword is better for targeting and on-page optimization, singular or plural? Like "baseball bat" or "baseball bats"?
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Does I need to put meta tags in Search page of my E-commerce website? [closed]

In my E-commerce website I got a product page.where I want to implement Meta-keywords,Meta-Description,etc.. I am a little confused about the task now.Is it necessary to do these things in search ...
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meta robots for logged in vs. not logged in users

On a site I'm working on, The homepage has generic content for visitors who aren't logged in. When a user is logged in, the content shown is personalized to them and could even be considered private. ...
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What does “all” mean in meta robots tag?

Several websites have the following meta tag aimed at search engines like Google, Bing, etc.: <meta name="robots" content="all" /> What does it do?
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Multiple webpages with the same page titles/meta-tags

I have created several duplicate pages because my website is in 3 languages (yes I know this is bad way to achieve this). Will Google flag my site as spam if I use duplicate page titles/meta ...
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How to get the content right for better showing in google results [duplicate]

I am looking for basic help or guidelines for making my site earn better visibility in google and other search engine results. My site is a price-comparison engine for products so I want to know what ...
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Should I use both Robots.txt and META NAME=“ROBOTS”?

I am currently using the Robots.txt file (the standard one of joomla, to say). Now I have found that there are also specific HTML meta tags that specify desired robot behavior. Is there a reason to ...
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Is no cache meta tag bad for performance?

I see many websites, seemingly arbitrarily adding the no cache meta tag on every page. Like this: <META HTTP-EQUIV="PRAGMA" CONTENT="NO-CACHE"> <META HTTP-EQUIV="CACHE-CONTROL" ...
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site appears in Google Webmaster Tools but no site: search results [duplicate]

My site is geocology.ca. About a year ago I attempted to add geocology.ca to Google's search index by following the steps for 'Moving Your Site' in Google's Webmaster Tools, transferring from my old ...
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Extremely similar SEO keywords

So I work for a company that recently decided to jump on the SEO bandwagon. We asked the different departments (each has its own site) what they wanted their keywords to be and I got a lot of examples ...
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Keyword meta tags to work with Google

I'm trying to optimize my website for better search results, I currently have a meta tag created for keywords like so: <meta name="keywords" content="key1, key2, key3" /> I have waited 30 ...
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Is it ok to use the original-source meta tag for pages that are not news

I am building an online shop for selling products manufactured by others. Should I use the original-source meta tag to give credit for the product (or product info) to the original manufacturer or is ...
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Adding Google star Rating to the search Result

I need to add star rating to my site for showing the star image rating in search results. I did a search on the internet and read a few articles on it. It is basically Microformats and the related ...
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falling down Google ranking with canoncial tags and Google site verification

Recently I released this site live, which is a small brochure site for a local catering company. I took the time to add a canonical <link> tag and also verify the site with Google, so the ...
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META Tags not first in Head?

I am using Dreamweaver Templates on my site and they work well. However, I have always read that it is best to have meta tags as high in the <head> as possible if not first. The meta tags that ...
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Do advertisers use the keyword meta-tag to find potentially relevant websites?

A couple of days ago, I have read somewhere (but I can't find the page anymore) that one should set a keyword meta-tag with relevant keywords, because advertising networks use these to find ...
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Defining pages by custom variable, reporting to Google Analytics

Does anyone know how I could add some information to my page (whether in a meta tag or some other way) to indicate to Google Analytics that a page is targeted to a certain segment? This is pretty ...
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SEO - Meta Description Tags Not Updating Search Result

I updated my meta description tag for my comics website about two months back now, but the search engine is still picking up my footer "Acceptable User Policy" text for some reason. I'm not even ...
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Will using the new HTML5 meta charset instead of HTTP-EQUIV affect my clients site's ranking? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the SEO rules for HTML 5? I am doing a re-design for a client whose site currently has very high and successful rankings across all search engines (Google, ...
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How to structure dynamic product browser for SEO?

I will be building a new website for a client of mine. SEO is very important. This website will have a product browser for cars, in which visitors can set feature filters to search for products that ...
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Is there a need for a Facebook specific page title?

I see that Facebook's Open Graph asks you to have a meta property "og:title". Why don't they just use the HTML title tag? In my PHP code I started going through all page types and coding the ...
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Meta keywords random keywords

I was wondering what about having random meta keywords instead of fixed one? I have a blog, so every blog post has some related tags, in my home page i show the post's previews, so i put in meta ...
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SEO indexing with dynamic titles, keywords and descriptions

I'm working on a website (all in one single domain) so I'm wondering to create dynamic titles, descriptions, keywords and headings for each location. What I'm doing is to get information from the IP ...
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Physical address and contact details in Meta tags

I remember someone once saying it was useful (for SEO purposes) to include your address and contact details in the site's Meta tags. I don't recall if he meant in in the meta description or in ...
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My Website title changes by itself in Google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Title tag different from title appearing in Google? I am doing seo on my friends site and each page has its own metas it did change to new ones then somehow google is ...
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Can I include a robots meta tag outside of the head in HTML snippets indeded to be AJAXed?

I have a number of files in my site which are not intended for independent viewing, but rather to be AJAXed into content within the site. They obviously don't meet HTML standards (no body, head, etc.) ...
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Are Meta tags useful for SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which meta tags are not worth the effort? Reading a Search Results with this or a similar phrased question can lead to reading a lot of conflicting answers. Are there ...
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Adding meta tag keywords - the same or different on all pages?

I have 10 page php website. I want to add keywords to webpages. The website is related to hotel and having different-2 page like booking, rooms, places to visit etc. Question: Do we need to add same ...
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What is the SKYPE_TOOLBAR meta?

I need to make an audit for a website and I discovered a "new" meta called "SKYPE_TOOLBAR", it looks like that: <meta name="SKYPE_TOOLBAR" content="SKYPE_TOOLBAR_PARSER_COMPATIBLE" /> I've ...
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What meta tag do you use to provide Google with a publication date? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Google recognize publish date of a post I read about the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative and some spotty documentation from Google, but I can't find an official ...
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Will google get upset if I have incomplete pagination links?

For technical reasons (this would be really hard to do given the software that I'm using), I am only able to generate rel=prev links and not rel=next links (those links tell google what page they are ...
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Is it possible to stop Chrome and other browsers from pre-fetching/rendering my site?

I know you can guide Chrome to prefetch links you think users are likely to click on your site, but can you also do the inverse? Can you tell Chrome (or really any browser) not to prefetch and ...
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PHP Include meta tags

A website I'm currently working on is http://www.troubi.com . Please don't care to look at the source code. If I validate the website through the w3cValidator a lot of errors occur all due to ...
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Will loading meta tags dynamically from a database hurt the site?

I have a website (ASP.NET MVC) which has its contents mainly in Sinhala language. So the search engines will list my site only when someone searches for Sinhala words. But,I need to list my site's ...
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Is there any pros and cons of duplication content of meta description tag to keyword tag

On a Huge Website we have no time to add keywords manually so I'm same phrases for Description and keyword like this <meta name='description' content="Hello how are you?"> <meta ...
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Best practise for meta tags in various languages

We have a global site, all hosted on one .com domain (www.example.com/en www.example.com/es www.example.com/pt www.example.com/ru etc.) Each language sub directory is identical to one another, apart ...
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Usage of meta tag “generator”

Is the meta tag "generator" still relevant in today's web? Has it every had any use? <meta name="Generator" content="Drupal 7 (http://drupal.org)" />
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Where can I find an exhaustive list of meta tags and what they do?

It seems to me that there are a ton of <meta> tags for all sorts of different purposes out there... Though they all follow a similar format of <meta name="" content="" /> they seem to ...
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Confusion over W3C POWDER standard (PICS alternative)

Now that PICS is dead, I still need an easy way to tell users that my website is for mature audiences only. I intend to use PICS tags, but POWDER is said to be the new standard. Is it really used? And ...
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Which symbol should I use in Meta Title: “|” or “-”?

So there are two way of writing my site title. For example: Meow | Photo Magazine or Meow - Photo Magazine Which one is better (for SEO and for Users)?
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Create a search for my HTML and CSS site that runs without an internet connection or database?

I have a website that I have written out in plain old HTML and CSS, and want to integrate a search function into it. However, the site is meant to be run offline, from host machines in their local web ...
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Meta field for Domain Url? Or is it possible to change the index of google

So I did the misstake of using a temporary url a while ago when launching my web site and called it http://web.mysite.com Now when google indexes it, even that the web. is not the primary url anymore ...
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Setting Meta tags for a website

I have made an Asp.net MVC website and am not well versed about SEO techniques, so I want a little guidance in setting the appropriate meta tags for the website. My website is dynamic and has two ...
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Why does the meta tag use name-content pairs and not regular attributes? [closed]

More of a theoretical question, but wouldn't it make more sense to have only one meta tag with a bunch of attribute-value pairs? Instead of: <head> <meta charset="UTF-8" /> ...
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Getting indexed after removing meta noindex, Google

My question is, will my pages be indexed now in Google if they had <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /> in the past, since they were created? Of course, now they are <meta name="robots" ...