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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How do I calculate the size in PX of a meta title/description programically?

I have some meta titles / descriptions which holds some dynamic content. Server side, before rendering the page, I wanna detect if that title / description is too long and fallback to a shorter one if ...
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Is my open graph type being pulled into my meta title?

I have a client whose meta data and open graph tags look like the below but their meta title is showing up as "Article example title" in Google search results. I'm wondering if the og:type is being ...
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Can noindex tags on several pages affect the overall SEO or ranking on Google?

Some SEO Gurus assured me that noindex attributes are good to devalue the unimportant pages. When I asked in the moz Q and A, they're quite sure that having noindex on the bulk of the articles on ...
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New Domain but Old Title displayed in Google SERP? [duplicate]

One customer changed its domain name (new design, new brand...). All urls correctly redirected form old to new website. All title and descriptions tags added and checked on new website. Search ...
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Preserve Meta Title and Meta Description from redirected page

My site runs on WordPress. I have a custom post type of my Projects. These projects are categorized using Project categories. Each Project category has it's 'archive' page, where the projects are ...
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Website appears in chinese when I search on google

My WordPress site got hacked recently and I removed the hacked files and did everything what Google requires to do to recover it, but still, when I search my website, it appears with some chinses ...
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How to Fix:Though favicons are added, it doesn't show in Google Search [duplicate]

First of all , it does show up in the browser tab.But when I search in google the favicon doesn't show next to the url. This is what's on the html <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="57x57" href="...
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Is there a way to get Google Search crawler to detect meta tags when they are injected asynchronously?

I have an issue with the Google search crawler that I need some help resolving. We have a vue.js application that reaches out to our Prismic CMS for meta tag data. For example, title, description, etc....
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Will “data-nosnippet” attribute work for inserted tags?

Google says that "data-nosnippet" works with div, span and section. But will it work for inserted tags? For example, will it work in this case: <div data-nosnippet> <p> Some text i want ...
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How use html geo meta tags on travel agency web-site?

Our travel agency is in Moscow, and sells tours in other regions. We use geo meta tags in our site because they are used by Bing. According to the IETF geo tagging draft specification, hotel pages ...
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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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Do multiple pages with the same title and meta description but different content penalise the overall site?

I have been experiencing a ranking drop for my site in the last few days. I found there about six pages that have been indexed with the same eta tags but showing different content. Is this really ...
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How to change website display layout in search engines? [duplicate]

Pardon me. My question might be wrong. I didn't know what that thing is called and gave a try. Image below shows search result of a news site and you can see the layout. Site name is at top ...
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Do og:sitename, article:tag, article:section have any real effects on website performance?

I have came across a web page. It has many meta tags. I found three of them very interesting: og:sitename article:tag article:section Are these tags really something useful for the website ...
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Change my website's photo on a the mobile Google search results

I have noticed that google has started to show little images next to search results on mobile devices. The first photo I have displayed on my website is my logo. Currently this is the image that is ...
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Will a robots noindex meta tag completely prevent search engines from indexing a page?

I am wondering if meta tag <meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow"> will completely prevent a website page from being indexed. What if user has registered website from Google Webmaster ...
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Meta tags - Meta keywords [duplicate]

I have a question or an huge doubt on "meta keywords in the meta tags". Some members are saying "meta keywords" is not important & some of them are saying it is also important. So kindly provide ...
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How can I update my company's new name in Google Search? [duplicate]

My company changed its name (from P&S Market Research to P&S Intelligence) but when I search in Google it shows the company's old name in meta tags. How can I fix it?
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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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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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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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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't ...
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Facebook Sharing API does not get the PHP echo-ed meta data

I have provided og:meta tags for my page which is filled in by PHP based on the GET id in the request. The issue is, that when I check out what does the Facebook crawler see when it goes through my ...
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Can you set the title and meta description via Dreamweaver's news.json?

For some reason or another, a website I started managing is running on Dreamweaver and to update the posts and feed, I have to edit a news.json file. The problem is that these are only set fields in ...
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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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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 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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Google Could Not Fetch Sitemap

Sitemaps are necessary part of our web work, and we need them to get more "Google love". But for the past one month or so, I have not been able to submit sitemaps on Google search console. I used ...
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Google is ignoring meta tags and robots.txt

I have the following meta tags on my website (dev server): <meta name="robots" content="noindex"> <meta name="googlebot" content="noindex"> And I also configured a robots.txt (...
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Does the meta tag no-referrer affect the way htaccess redirects and hot-link prevention process?

Update Now that I know what I didn't know when I posted this question, this questions looks pretty stupid. The answer is no, the no-referrer meta tag does not affect the way htaccess redirects. ...
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Why the meta description of website pages is not getting updated? [duplicate]

Even after changing my website pages meta description.Google is still showing old description even after 4 months of update. Why this is happening and how to solve this issue?
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Self-referential hreflang attributes for single language website?

I've been told by an SEO company to add a hreflang attribute to every page on a single-language website (ie. 'self-referential' tags), but everything I've read about the hreflang tag, including Google'...
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Why is meta description not showing properly on Google? [duplicate]

Weird discrepancy in meta description. On the website source code, meta description is "Insurance Brokers provide Insurance for Films, Photographers, Events, Theatre Producers, Music Performers, and ...
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WordPress: 2 meta description tag and Yoast

I am currently learning about SEO in general. I am studying a website that uses WordPress CMS. First question. When viewing the page source, I notice there are two meta tag for description in the ...
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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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How to force Facebook to update an og:image that the scraper didn't download correctly?

My case is like this: I load the og:image by my own CDN (like this: https://cdn03.indozone.id/content/2019/05/14/WYsbvr/t_5cda33b9072e5_700.jpg). Sometimes, when I share to social media (Facebook for ...
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Alexa-rank complaining about insecure generator meta-tag

The Alexa-rank auditing tool is complaining about a generator meta-tag that is according to the HTML5 standard: <meta name="generator" content="Company Name"> The Alexa Site Audit Report ...
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How can I add use meta description and meta keyword tags on a 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 how ...
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Is no cache meta tag bad for performance?

I see many websites, seemingly arbitrarily adding the no cache meta tag on every page. Like this: <META HTTP-EQUIV="PRAGMA" CONTENT="NO-CACHE"> <META HTTP-EQUIV="CACHE-CONTROL" CONTENT="NO-...
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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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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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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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Are meta descriptions important for pages that are not indexed by search engines?

I have read about meta descriptions here on the webmasters forum. Is it necessary or important to have description on pages that are not being index by the search engine? Like for instances, pages in "...
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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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Does rel=“next” have to be in the HEAD?

I'm trying to improve SEO on a platform i'm working with, and was advised to add rel="next" and rel="prev" links to my pages to make it clearer to google which URLS are paginated. My question to you ...
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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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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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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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