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Questions tagged [meta-tags]

Meta tags convey information about a webpage, such as its description or its keywords, in a way that a computer program can understand. They can be specified with the <meta> element and its 'name' and 'content' attributes.

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Site changed. Google started to show new meta title/desc. After a few days, it shows the old ones again [duplicate]

My site was changed. It is way better than before in terms of SEO, content, speed, responsiveness, basically everything. The new meta title and descriptions are better, more logical, up to date and ...
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What happens if we forgot to write meta tags?

If we forgot to write meta tags, especially meta title and meta description, how will search engines crawl and index?
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Getting Gravatar to appear in email Inbox

I have created a Gravatar for my email address for my business website through the Gravatar Website (gravatar.com). I have done some reading and understand that this gravatar should appear in peoples ...
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GEO Meta Tags: When should I use them and when should I not use them? May it be even harmful?

According to various sources GEO Meta Tags are ignored by the standard Google search. Example for GEO Meta Tags: <meta name=”geo.region” content=”DE-BY” /> <meta name=”geo.placename” content=...
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Why is the Correct Image Not Showing with Facebook Open Graph?

I've set up the Facebook Open Graph meta tags on my site inset.agency, but when I use the Facebook Debugger the image I wish to use isn't displayed — it just picks the second image down on my the ...
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Twitter Card - Image with port not showing, but showing without port

Images without port is working. But if image with port, it won't load. Those images with port are not loading: https://webro.ml:8083/images/sprite.png?1446554103 https://www.findmyprofession.com:...
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How to SEO to display sub-pages as well in the search result [duplicate]

I have seen this many times for variaous website, but have no idea what to do to format the search results to come like this. (See the attached image) In my website, I have included Page Titles, ...
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Should tag and author pages be disallowed in robots.txt?

According to some articles that talk about crawl budget, we should decrease the number pages crawled and provide the only important and valuable pages to search engine crawlers. We have 3,000 ...
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Two pages have same title, same description, different content. Are they duplicates?

We have release our website from our mobile app in a very short amount of time. The website is quite good, but not at all optimized for SEO. For example, there is absolutely no care for meta tags. All ...
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Google results shows two different versions of my site with different snippet, how do i make it so its the same snippet?

My website shows up on google with two different ways.For example say this is my site megaexample.com When I search example in google my shows up with this snippet "good snippet text" from my meta:...
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How to set base and canonical tags properly? [closed]

I found some urls indexed by google wich doesn't have in my site, so I tought its because of the canonical tag and base tag. I need an explanition for base tag and canonical tags. Here are my ...
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Search site by two possible abbreviation combinations - with space and without

I have a case where company name is registered as abbrevation, lets call it KUBER. But first two letters represent names of two founders so the client wishes that website will be found on search ...
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Can not verify my website via metatag

I have to verify my website to different platforms such as G-Suite via meta tag verification but it fails every time and in all platforms. This is my HTML header code: <title>Website title</...
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LinkedIn & Slack ignore translated meta tags

Our website is a WordPress site with 2 different languages. Original is German and we use Weglot plugin for translation into English. So the problem is that LinkedIn and Slack are picking the German ...
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“prev. next.” text in Google search results meta description

Strange things happend when I check my website in Google search results. I'm using Wordpress and Yoast SEO plugin. Meta description of site was typed in Yoast SEO plugin so everything is fine but at ...
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Metadata Not Displaying

I've submitted my sitemap.xml file to Google Search Console and my website listing looked fine for a while but then suddenly (a day or two later) the listing no longer contained the metadata. <...
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Should I remove the description/keywords meta tags if I want to use structured data markups (JSON-LD)?

I run a static HTML website for my small business. It is designed in Artisteer 4 and basic HTML comes from it. Should I remove meta name=description and meta name=keywords if I want to use structured ...
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What meta tag yoast focus keyword insert to my page?

What meta tag or custom tag yoast focus keyword insert to my page? How to simulate that in a .php base website? Because The Meta Keyword Tag Is No Longer Used by Google.
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What's the difference between og description and meta description?

Should we have both for better SEO? Does having og description, override meta name description?
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How to adjust the view port to get a website to display on mobile?

I have been working on an older website, and I was hoping someone could assist me with getting this website to display on mobile. https://www.technobox.com I realize this website needs to have a ...
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Order of Meta Tag Elements [closed]

I am currently working on a Salesforce page that has Meta tags with elements that are in the order . For some reason Salesforce is reversing the order of the elements on page rendering to . Would ...
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Would I be at a major SEO disadvantage, if I did not include a Targeted Keyword within the Product Title?

I am currently having a major headache in how to organise Product Variations, on an eCommerce site I am working on. The eCommerce site sells a variety of Canvas Prints. Each Canvas Print is ...
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Tags that can be added to drive organic SEO [closed]

Just working on a page template just wondered if there is any more useful tags/codes that can be added to drive organic SEO. We are planning to use Google/Bing Adwords, Google Merchant as well for ...
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Facebook sharing debugger does not display the page title

I am working on a page that has music content and is partially rendered on the server (<head> and its contents as well as the basic html structure are rendered server side, the rest of the page ...
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How should I correctly use the <meta name=“author”> tag?

Should the author tag be the author of the content of the page, or the author of the HTML (if these were different)? The spec (w3/moz) doesn't help to clarify for me. (I appreciate it may have no ...
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Should I use meta tags or JSON-LD? [closed]

As I'm new to the SEO, can someone guide me regarding meta tags and JSON-LD? I mean to say that can I use only JSON-LD to specify all the meta attributes required by a search engine or should I use ...
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Is there a way to indicate that a web page may have “disturbing” content for OpenGraph/Google etc

I am working on a website that hosts medical imagery. Some of those images might be considered "explicit" or "disturbing", e.g. surgery or diseases. We would like to add metadata to those web pages ...
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<meta property=“og:type” content="video or website?

My website has pages with links to videos. Google sends traffic to these pages and in the SERPs it shows the a video thumbnail next to my result. The video thumbnail chosen is the first video link on ...
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Withdrawn old website change of address - didn't remove seo tags associated with old domain

Recently we've change the name of our website to a new one. Because the ranking on the last one was good (at the top) we wanted to carry this over to our new website - so I used the change of address ...
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Open graph data not visible in iFramely or WhatsApp despite working on Facebook

I have this self-hosted WordPress site. I have added all the needed meta tags. They do come up on Facebook open graph debugger and show up when sharing links. They don't work anywhere else. iFramely ...
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How to manage seo tags and metadata on ghost?

I have some blog platfrom which is created with ghost. I can write my stories but the way how I have to manage my tags is not fully clear. After writing a blog I can add metadata to my blog: Meta ...
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Website disappeared from Google after redirecting Googlebot to HTML with only the metadata I want indexed

I have a website on which I use a redirect only for Googlebot to a HTML file. It only contains metadata that I want to show in the search results. I have removed everything else from the HTML: <!...
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What is the solution for “Submitted URL not selected as canonical” in Google Search Console beta?

Google's new webmaster tools has a section 'Index coverage'>'Excluded'>'Submitted URL not selected as canonical'. I am getting 3 internal links in the section "Submitted URL not selected as ...
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Meta Title Tags Problems

We have a News website in dual language Bengali and English version. Recently, we propose to developer team to add meta title tags and they added meta title tags in HTML code as default News title. ...
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How use Canonical url and does duplicate links get negative points by search engine

We have website which was developed sometime back and i noticed that canonical meta tags is missing from the website even though we have few duplicate links on the website For example home page can ...
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Are there only 12 directives for <meta name=“robots” />?

As far as I can tell, in 2017, the <meta name="robots" content="index, follow"> accepts the following directives in the content attribute: index follow all (equivalent to content="index, follow"...
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Can the content attribute of <meta name=“robots” /> be left empty?

Is <meta name="robots" content="" /> a legitimate meta, exactly equivalent to: <meta name="robots" content="index, follow" /> <meta name="robots" content="all" /> [nothing] Or ...
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Does differing meta descriptions on pages that share a canonical tag harm SEO

Consider the following scenario. There is a single dynamic page that loads different information and meta descriptions based on a query string where there is also a cononical tag so that the query ...
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Meta tags position for SEO

I would like to know if position of meta tags like: <meta name="description" content="...."> <meta name="keywords" content="...."> given they are inside <head> tag, matters ...
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Meta tags currently supported and required by Google

I know that this question has been asked before but since that was in the past, I have to ask it again. I am new to website development and I don't need a broad answer, just the important tags that ...
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Are there negative tags that should not appear in <head> as far as Google is concerned?

I just created a new website and I put quite a few meta and link elements in the head element. Looking at various posts on the net, it seems that some say certain meta or link tags can have a ...
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Title and Meta Description not found by SEO checking websites [closed]

I have a website and I'm trying to improve it's SEO ranking. I checked on several SEO checking websites and all of them say the Title and Meta Description are not found. I'm sure there are there: ...
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How to noindex certain Wordpress pages by default with Yoast?

I have WP website with multiple campaign landing pages made with Page Builder. All campaign pages are under /campaign/ so urls are always type http://example.com/campaign/some-landing-page Now I would ...
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How can I use dual language metadata?

I have an online newspaper website. The content is fully in the Bangla language. The language of the website is Bangla but visitors are searching in search engines (Google, Yahoo & Bing) in ...
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Does it matter if my meta description is truncated?

So I'm programmatically generating meta descriptions from the first 160 characters of my site's product listing descriptions. (I'm putting a 160 character limit on it. Is that still best practice?) ...
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Can meta tags replace structured data for Google News articles?

I've a news website included in Google News. I've used to use hEntry schema to give my news articles the structured data of articles. Now I want to remove my structured data tags/attributes and rely ...
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Will adding 100 meta keywords to the same page hurt or help SEO?

Is it possible to add several keywords to the same page? Will this penalize my page by Google? Example: What is the implication in adding many keywords? I am expecting I get traffic from all ...
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Duplicate content on the same domain but different description title and keywords?

I have a question concerning a specific case of duplicate content when it is on the same domain. Let us assume that I have a Flash games website, and I want to rank the website for puzzle games ...
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SEO what Meta enables the left display of information in google? [duplicate]

I have seen that when we make some search in google there is a left display of information sometimes in a box in Google. Please what Meta enables the left display of information on google like in the ...
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How to prevent indexing of non-academic content by Google Scholar?

I work at a research institutions that has a Wordpress website where we publish academic articles and other content such as events, awards, news updates etc. We want to use the plugin Kblog Metadata ...