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 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 version</title&...
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Validation Meta tags for search engines

Should validation meta tags for search engines be left on the site following validation? For example, should I leave my msvalidate meta tag after I've validated the site.
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Should paginated content have unique meta tags?

I have a category page that leads to an additional 100 pages. For example: www.example.com/category <- this is my category page www.example.com/category-2.html <- this is paginated content ...
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Which meta tags are not worth the effort?

After reading this question about meta keywords, I've been wondering : of all meta tags, which ones are really worth the effort ? I know that the description is used in google search results, and the ...
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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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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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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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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" name="description"/...
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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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How can I provide star rating metadata to search engines?

Some search engines (including Google and Bing) display a star rating for things like movies and downloads on sites such as IMDB and cnet. How can I configure my site to provide this data?
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http-equiv=content-language alternative - the way of specifying document language

Lots of web sites uses following meta tag to specify the default language of the document: <meta http-equiv="content-language" content="es-ES"> When I go to W3C site and read about HTML ...
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hreflang tag for different design and different site?

We are going to extend our business to a different language and brand (English, abc.com) rather than our local one (German, bcd.com). Whilst the content for both focuses on same subject, the design ...
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Are Meta Keywords Obsolete? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are meta keywords worth the effort? Creating a website for a BraodBand Company, and not too sure whether or not to go ahead and fill in the meta keywords? Are they still ...
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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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Meta keywords single words or phrase?

It is acceptable or recommended to only use 1 keyword per delimiter? Or can we use a phrase? For example: car, Audi, Ferrari, Lamborgini vs Audi Car, Ferrari Car, Lamborgini Car What is ...
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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 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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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" ...
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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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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 ...