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New META TAGS with positive effects for seo ranking in 2011 and beyond

What are meta tags important for seo? Especially for blogs. I often find something new, maybe you will correct me and add something else?

meta name = description - description of page
http-equiv = Content-Language content = "ru" - language of page
http-equiv = "Content-Type" content = "text / html; charset = utf-8"
rel = "alternate" type = "application / rss + xml" - Link for RSS-chanel

Another thing I remembered but had forgotten indication nofollow / follow, index / noindex on the page. Somebody remind me? I also saw a Wordpress rel = next / previous page is important for SEO? Something else that I do not have?


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SEO wise they're getting less important than they used to be. Google seems to take page content more into account now but they're still useful to have in place. Other search engines still place more importance in them than Google do.

There's a very good reference here - http://www.metatags.org/all_metatags

Highlights are:

<title>relevant and attractive phrase </title>

The title is the first (usually click-able) phrase you see as a search result.

<meta name="description" content="text">

A description of your website in 3 of 4 sentences.

<meta name="keywords" content="words">

The keywords are the most important words you use on 1 specific page.

<meta name="robots" content="selection">

How far do you allow robots to spider through your website.


Well, recommended tags are:

Meta Content Language

Meta Content Type

Meta Description

Meta Language

And optional tags:

Meta Abstract

Meta Author

Meta Copyright

Meta Designer

Meta Google

Meta Keywords

Meta MSN (No ODP)

Meta Title

Yo can get more information from:



Hope this helps...


These are the ones I use to put in my files. Normally are considered as important ones.

<META NAME="Keywords" CONTENT="keywords">
<META NAME="Description" CONTENT="description">
<META NAME="Title" CONTENT="title">
<META NAME="Author" CONTENT="author">
<META NAME="Subject" CONTENT="theme">
<META NAME="Generator" CONTENT="generator">
<META NAME="Language" CONTENT="language">
<META NAME="Robots" CONTENT="index, follow">

Obviously, you have to put the right "content", and not what I filled inside.

Hope this helps you.


In times like this I really think you should include Open Graph Meta as well. That's then ones that Facebook uses.