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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English version of my site is showing up in Google.sv instead of the Swedish version of my site

I have a website that's in English on example.com and in Swedish on example.com/sv. I have corresponding hreflangs for each language. <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="http://example.com/"&...
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How many times can the same keyword appear in a meta description tag without penalty?

This is source code from the adsense home page (code here is formatted to fit screen): <title> Make Money Online Through Website Monetization | Google AdSense – Google </title> <meta ...
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How to link to 400 “static pages” like [example.com/action/X.php] from 1 dynamic link?

I'm using Dreamweaver and running a flash gaming site with 400 games. I was updating things to add meta-data (for SEO). I wasn't sure weather to go with dynamic metadata or static metadata. I have 1 ...
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Unable to verify ownership of property/website In Google Webmaster Tools / Search Console

Google Search Console will not see a website I manage as my property. So far I have: - Added a TXT Record - Added a CNAME Record - Added META tag And all have failed to verify. Here is where it ...
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Replacing The Displayed URL When Sharing On Social Media

The best way I can explain this question is with a real life example. Team Rock host their magazine Classic Rock as a subdomain to the comapny website, i.e. http://classicrock.teamrock.com, which is ...
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Do I need to add <link rel=“alternate”> for both HTTP and HTTPS?

The meta tag <link rel="alternate"> should be added for each language and subdomain with the same content right? But do I need to add 2 versions of each, namely http:// and https:// ? Like this:...
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Can a website use multiple meta keyword tags?

Are these two equivalent? <meta name="keywords" content="first" /> <meta name="keywords" content="second, third" /> and <meta name="keywords" content="first, second, third" /> ...
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Is there any difference between writing meta keywords with or without space?

Today I was creating keywords for my website and I have one issue. Is there any difference between writing: <meta name="keywords" content="HTML,CSS,JavaScript,PHP"/> And the same code but ...
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Importance of order of robots meta tag in head

I'm using add_action( 'wp_head', 'my_noindex_follow' ); to call a function that inserts a noindex,follow robots meta tag into the head of my search results page. Does the order in which the robots ...
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Google shows every page of my WordPress site but I only want the home page indexed

So to start with, I have Google crawl my (WordPress) website with the search console, now I can see my pages in the search engine. But it shows every page separately. Like my /contact, /services and /...
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What should the meta description on a forum website be?

Title and meta description is important for any page. For example if I take a forum website, the title will be the same as the question asked. What about the description? Should I leave it blank or ...
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Putting Custom page summary in meta description

if putting "Custom" meta description for EVERY page of site, is harmful for SEO? (for example, summary of each article) And Google will show them on SERPs?
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Does the meta description affect page ranking on Google?

According to the following site http://dailyseotip.com/meta-description-tags-and-ctr-the-new-way-that-meta-tags-affect-rankings/1448/ We’ve known for years that Google doesn’t consider meta ...
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Are Web Description Protocols useful for SEO

I feel new to SEO world, but for now everything I have found are like 20+ html meta tags where only 3 or 4 are in common use, the point is that after some digging I am on the crossroad between taking ...
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Using 'geo.??' meta tags to geo-tag a blog post

I am developing a blog post website, where each post will be about some location. Can I use geo meta tags to tag a post with that location? In this example, a post would be about New York. Are those ...
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Problem with Twitter Cards: “Your Tweet was over 140 characters. You'll have to be more clever.”

Recently I've read about Twitter Cards and tried to use it on one page of my site. Problem: When I put on Tweet tab I see the notification "Your Tweet was over 140 characters. You'll have to be more ...
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Are there any benefits to having unique meta descriptions and meta keywords per article/post/page on blog?

My company's website is running on WordPress. I've been asked to find an easy way to add custom meta description & keywords to the site. Of course, found an extension that easily allows this on ...
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Having same page with different meta tags without affecting SEO

I am a .NET developer, I don't know much about SEO. How can I have single page for multiple meta descriptions and titles without downgrading my search engine oerspectives? For example, say I have 3 ...
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Are there any meta tags I can add to my website to make it more discoverable by search engines?

I am quite a beginner at website design, and in fact so much of an amateur that I don't like paying for hosting/higher search engine results. Are there any meta's that will simply make my website a ...
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Meta tags and <head> [duplicate]

Copy-paste from WordPress codex: Are Meta Tags Necessary? A good question to ask is if meta tags are still necessary. They used to be more helpful, providing important information to the ...
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Twitter card [summary_large_image] not displaying image

I have set up a series of Twitter cards for my website. The type of twitter card is [summary_large_image]. The meta-information included in the <head> of my webpage is: <meta name="twitter:...
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Which tags does Google use for displaying titles and descriptions in the search results?

I have a few questions about elements, and which elements Google uses to display our websites. For instance, does Google use the regular title element to display the titles of our website, or the meta-...
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difference between `<meta name=“robots” content=“nofollow” />` and `rel=“nofollow”`

Is the meta tag <meta name="robots" content="nofollow" /> The same as rel="nofollow" in a link (apart from the fact the the meta tag would be page wide rather than on a per link basis) Or ...
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How to make your site visible on google search [duplicate]

My site has been online for more than 2 months now http://thedatastrategy.com/, I also have set up the default meta data from W3Schools http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_meta.asp, But when I do ...
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What does this Piwik report mean?

My site has meta refresh code that should redirect the visitor within 1 second to another site. Some visitors though end up doing this kind of behavior: As you can see there are 2 folder icons, the ...
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How can I add meta tag for multi-lingual website?

Currently I m using <meta name="keywords" lang="en" content="..."/> <meta name="description" lang="en" content="..."/> for meta lang declaration. But my website is multilingual. Now ...
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Writing meta description for listings pages

As per my research, they say either have unique meta description tags for each page or don't have them at all. I was okay not having them but the snippet google is showing in search results is really ...
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Question related Duplicate content. (Robot meta)

So I created this amazon affiliate ecommerce sites. Basically all the products data are copied from the amazon. My homepage is original content, but all my products pages are duplicate content, by ...
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Splitting out keywords for company names into separate words

Where do I draw the line on meta keywords separation? For example, if my company name is acme industries, do search engine crawlers come along and look at each comma separated value as a separate ...
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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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What's the fluid-icon meta tag for?

I've stumbled across an HTML meta tag I didn't know and wondered what it is for: <link rel="fluid-icon" href="https://github.com/fluidicon.png" title="GitHub" /> I googled around, but couldn'...
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How to update the date on Google search results?

For a blog entry, I have this meta tags: <meta property="article:published_time" content="2015-09-07T21:54:43+00:00" /> <meta property="article:modified_time" content="2015-11-13T13:28:21+00:...
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Is “article:tag” meta tag necessary?

I just changed my Wordpress theme and I can't find <meta property="article:tag" content=" " /> in my posts and pages metadata. Are they really necessary? If they are how do I add them back?
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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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Is it ok to use HTML comment in order to remove a meta directive?

I am working on this new site, and the original creator used meta keywords. I want to remove them but for various reasons it cannot be done through PHP. Long story. The easiest way to remove them is ...
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Do web crawlers use the “revised” meta tag?

When adding a WordPress plugin to add a "Last Modified" date to my posts I noticed the plugin also has the option to add a "revised" date meta tag. The revised tag looks like: <meta name="revised"...
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Why use meta for some Schema markup?

I don't quite understand why some Schema.org examples use <meta> instead of say <span>. For example: <meta itemprop="startDate" content="2016-04-21T20:00"> Thu, 04/21/16 8:...
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Can we put more than one meta tag in a single page website?

I have a one page website, but it has "about us" "contact us", "services", "forum", etc... so I am little confused on how I should write the meta tags for it. Should I write only one meta tag for it ...
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Google returns wrong subdomain variation as top result

we recently updated a customer website which included a change in server and some 301's to send old pages to new ones. The website as long as we know has always been setup without the www. subdomain ...
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Duplicate meta title and description displayed in Google Webmaster Tools

In Google Webmaster Tools under Search Appearance --> HTML Improvements it's showing: Duplicate Meta Titles - 166 Duplicate Meta Descriptions - 275 For example: Duplicate title tags Offer prices ...
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Can a web page have two keyword meta tags?

If I have 2 keyword meta tags on my page how are they read? Both together? Only the 1st? Only the 2nd? Neither?
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The characters except English are not readable on DirectAdmin editor

When I try to edit my idex.html I see strange characters in my atributs and tags <title>&#4321;&#4304;&#4304;&#4322;&#4308;&#4321;&#4322;&#4304;&#4322;&#...
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Correctly handling multi language URL's in sitemaps

I have an English page: https://www.example.com/content/article-1 This page is also avaliable in other languages at the URLs: https://www.example.com/de/content/article-1 https://www.example.com/...
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Delimiter character for keywords meta tag

I'm sorry, I searched this site, but couldn't find the answer to my question, in spite of it being so trivial. I'm working on a CMS which get's keywords from end user, which means that they are ...
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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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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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How to add meta keywords in each Blogger post?

Recently I saw some "how to" articles about putting the meta keywords in each Blogger post individually. According these articles, you have to put some code many times, e.g. if the blog contains 100 ...
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Correct way to handle translated pages

I have a page: www.domain.com/contact-us This page is in en-US language. It is also avaliable in 3 other languages: www.domain.com/de/contact-us (German) www.domain.com/zh-hans/contact-us (...
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Where are the complete set of Highwire Press metatags defined?

In the Google Scholar Inclusion Guidelines for Webmasters , it is suggested that one use the tags defined by "Highwire Press". Example: <meta name="citation_title" content="Article Title"> ...
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Duplicate meta tags issue despite having “rel='canonical'” tag

I'm getting more and more duplicate meta tags alerts on Google Webmaster tools everyday. It's a blog and I have setup rel='canonical' tags long before and they are showing up correctly. http://www....