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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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. ...
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Can Open Graph properties be effectively used on tags other than meta/link?

meta and link elements sometimes create a sort of redundancy in the markup. For example, there is already a title element but in order to declare an og:title property one would have to add a separate ...
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Can microdata be implemented in meta tags?

Please consider the following code marked up with attributes to provide microdata: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Micro data test - Normal ...
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Should meta tags along with site verification, publisher be used on mobile website as well

I have a website with it's mobile redirection to http://m.example.com. They both are different website which share a same database and URL structure. Apart from couple of URLs, all redirect to the ...
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robots meta not blocking indexing

We have a staging version of our website to test changes on at trailheadpaddleshack.ca/staging1. This never appeared in search before. Recently the staging site has appeared on Google and is affecting ...
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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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Generating a list of URLs including metadata [closed]

Basically I want to do an editorial sweep on my website, I need a program to crawl my website and generate a list of URLS and their metadata. A program that produces something like a CSV would be ...
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Facebook share link has a strange image. How can I fix this?

When I try to share my self-hosted website (www.veffa.org/vnbookdrive) on Facebook, the logo isn't shown as I expect: When search for the solution, I come up with this tutorial in YouTube. So I go ...
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Can I use completely different keywords in a long-tail without affecting my rank?

The example: I need to rank for free x123456 templates and free y123456 themes, but I don't want to use two different long-tails, so can I use it like this free x123456 y123456 templates themes, ...
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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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Unusual text inserted before my meta description in SERP

Can anyone tell me what why the following text appears right before the meta description for all my pages in SERP: Items 25 - 100 - Meta Description Text The site runs on Wordpress with SEO by ...
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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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How do I get Facebook and Pinterest to recognize specific images on a page

I am working on a client site that contains hundreds of pictures. The would like to show these pictures on Facebook and Pinterest. My problem is: when they try to put a post on Facebook or ...
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What should be length of keyword using for meta keyword tag? [duplicate]

I want to know that what is character count limit to use Meta Keyword as per Search Engine Optimization policy like Title should not be extend than 70 Characters or Meta Description must less than ...
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How to specify all three images to show when a page is shared on LinkedIn?

When you share a URL on LinkedIn, it shows three images from that page. How can I get it to show the correct three images to the person posting when they paste my company URL into a post? I've ...
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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 ...
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Does Turbolinks hurt SEO by keeping all titles/ descriptions the same? [duplicate]

Quick background, turbolinks is a feature in Rails that makes the page load faster by keeping the head the same across all pages, and just switching the body and title tags. But I'm wondering, since ...
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Are HTML encoded symbols allowed in meta description? [duplicate]

I am using HTML-encoded symbols like &mdash; or &amp; inside the meta description field. Will they be displayed properly by Google and other engines or should I correct the text to have only ...
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Overriding nofollow rules with meta tag

I'm using a blog that automatically nofollows links in spite of manually dofollowing links in the HTML code. so I decided to put this code: <meta name="robots" ...
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Wrong google indexation for title and description [duplicate]

I'm a bit confused here. I think I have my title and description correctly coded but Googlebot takes H1 and paragraph from my first section. ...
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Meta Description has HTML entities, will Google show the real character or the entity code in SERP?

Will Google's SERP show the ampersand (&) or the ampersand HTML entity &amp; in its snippet? Here is my description meta tag: <meta content="Questions &amp; Answers" ...
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Vary Tag For Dynamic Serving Mobile Pages

You know; Google suggest us to use Vary Tag at our diynamic content mobile pages. please check the link: ...
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Why won't Google use my meta description? [duplicate]

I have an issue with my website: Google isn’t using my meta description, instead it’s using the content of the web page and I’m really confused. Reason I’m confused is because I have checked and I ...
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Custom meta information to be indexed on Google [duplicate]

I'm coding a the web version of a forum that was born as an app for mobile only. Now that I finished coding the core (I did not used any pre-made forum platform), I'd like to make it more SEO ...
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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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Set cache control from WAMP such that Firefox reports cached pages in the primed cache report

So I tried to allow cache by using <meta http-equiv="Cache-control" content="public, max-age=31536000"> but I'm not sure if the content of my pages are actually being cached. Although I ...
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Indexing for Google scholar, which tags to use?

In the "Inclusion Guidelines for Webmasters" for Google Scholar is written under Indexing Guidelines: Google Scholar supports Highwire Press tags (e.g., citation_title), Eprints tags (e.g., ...
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Notify search engine crawlers about user generated content so that our rankings are not biased by keywords used by users

Is there a meta tag or a way to notify crawlers that a page is generated by the user? To clarify the issue, We have a website already promoted by SEO and we want to add dynamic user generated content ...
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NOINDEX or NOINDEX,FOLLOW

What is the difference between following tags? <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX"> <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX,FOLLOW">
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What is Manifest for Web Application, and do we need it?

Web Application Manifests: Starting in Chrome 39, Manifests let developers wrap metadata about a Web application into a single file, reducing duplication and saving a bit of bandwidth. Adding apps ...
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Does a meta title tag help rankings when used in addition to a title tag?

I realized my site was SEO optimized but only using the <title> tag and not the <meta name="title" content="My Website title"> tag. Can I have both, the <title> tag and the <meta ...
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Does changing pages titles in a website result in better SEO?

I am wondering whether I should have all pages in a website I am building with the same title or I should change the title for each of the pages, for an improved SEO strategy. For example, I would ...
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How do you share a non-canonical URL on Facebook?

The company I work for has 5 domain names for 5 different markets within the country. Those domains have their own branded sites and share content between them. We place canonicals on each piece of ...
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What is the difference between the description and abstract meta tags?

There are two meta tags that seem very similar: description and abstract. What is the difference between the two?
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Which symbol should I use in Meta Title: “|” or “-”?

So there are two way of writing a site's page title. For example: Meow | Photo Magazine or: Meow - Photo Magazine Which one is better (for SEO and for users)?
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Meta Refresh for change of page name and content

Hopefully just a quick one. I've got a client that is changing the name of a workshop that they run. This means a change of url, page title for keywords that they have first page ranking on. The ...
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Problem indexing my site [duplicate]

I developed a site but I've got some problems to index it. I've got 10 pages but when I search my site on google the first result is the page "contact" and not "index". I have included title and meta ...
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Which meta names are case-sensitive?

I am the developer of an HTML checking tool. I want to check meta names to make sure they match case-sensitively when it matters. All I've come across so far (according to Google) is that this meta ...
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<br> in meta-description, ok or not?

I have a dynamically constructed page that automatically pulls specific page content and applies it to the meta description. There are <br> tags that end up in the meta description. Should I ...
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Did I use the proper way to remove pages from Google Webmaster Tools forever?

I have many pages from one year ago that were deleted and are returning a 404 error code, but two week ago after I cleared the content of my robots.txt, the errors in my Google Webmaster Tools reports ...
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Google is not picking up meta description approximately 50 percent of the time on our website

We have a valid description meta tag on our website. We recently updated it. Temporarily we included a character (plus symbol) that may have been invalid. Since including this character, google would ...
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How can I avoid duplicate titles and descriptions on user-generated pages?

I want to allow my users to upload images to my website with a location and a comment and to share that page on social media. I was planning to have the comment and image as content for SEO, but I'm ...
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Is the correct way for adding the author's name on Facebook Sharing to use: meta name=“author”

In some Facebook posts I see the author of the page, beyond the title and description. For example, in the image below is the string "Di Redazione": Looking at the source code of the page: ...
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How to generate meta tags for Twitter player card

I am using flow player as video player in my website. Twitter supports player cards which will require some tags to be inserted in our pages provided by twitter. I did the same as mentioned by twitter ...
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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 ...