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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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 ...
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Should the name attribute of the meta tag be “description” or “meta-description”?

Can anyone tell me what the difference between description and meta-description? I've just read on the WordPress blog to mainly use "meta-description" as it's strongly recommended. I'm confused. &...
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Huge tables won't fit on mobile, can I tell Google the page is desktop only?

I'm working on a product comparison page that is composed of a giant table listing the attributes of a great many products. It's useful on a desktop for those who want to dig into the details of ...
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Website metadata SEO: Schema.org, Open Graph, Dublin Core and standard meta vs. duplicate meta?

There are a lot of schemas out there. Which should I use for my website SEO? Which are useless or may even be harmful? I will explain my question by the description tag: Schema.org: This is Google's ...
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Facebot sometimes fails to parse open graph meta data, causing share failure

We maintain a WordPress-based website where Yoast plugin takes care of Open Graph meta tags generation. Recently we had a problem with likes disappearing after domain / protocol migration, but we have ...
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How can I check if my metadata tags for Google Scholar work?

I’m creating a site where I would like to use tags for indexing my pages on Google Scholar, but I don’t know if my tags works. Should we use https://search.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool/ ...
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Website <head> section questions

I've been doing some tidying up on my site recently and have been making some minor adjustments to the section of each page (primarily to cut out any potential duplication). However, I just have a ...
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Meta-content or time-datetime

How to show datePublished and dateModified Microdata? (I want to prioritize dateModified, this is why I do not show datePublished to the public) Option 1. If I understand this is not correct. Div ...
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Deleting many pages SEO check

I need to delete many pages (recipes) on my website because the recipes were made with products that don't exist any more. Links to those pages are all over social media so I can't just use a 410 ...
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When should I not to use page meta security headers

When should I not to use page meta security headers? For example, I configured the web server server-side with a powerful content security policy and other hardened security headers, but when review ...
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Twitter Card - Image not showing

I have this code: <meta name="twitter:card" content="summary" /> <meta name="twitter:site" content="@myTwitterUser" /> <meta name="twitter:creator" content="@myTwitterUser" /> <...
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How frequently should I change meta tags of my website?

I am new in this digital marketing industry and learning about SEO best practices, but I am confused about the meta tags that how frequently should I change meta tags of website's pages? Changing ...
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Is leaving meta description tag empty beneficial?

Recently I have been searching for different things in google search engine, bower save flag manage bower cache The first results for these two different queries were same page https://bower....
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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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Personal page - name with foreign accent

I am writing HTML code for my personal webpage. I used GitHub page to host it. I am French and my firstname Céline contains accents. Assume my surname is Foo. There is two kind of request from the ...
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Description for a page with colour HEX value

I have pictures which have a list of main colours used in it. And each colour is also a hyperlink to a page, with listings for all pictures that contain that colour: example.com/color/336600 So that ...
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Can Googlebot see pagination meta tags created with JavaScript?

I would like to render meta pagination links (<link rel="prev"../> <link rel="next"../>) with JavaScript. As Google Search Console does not show rendered meta data is there any other way ...
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Will a client's site be penalized by another site redirecting and false meta?

I am building a site for a client, and i have noticed that their former web developer has another site that simply redirects to my clients actual site. He purchased this site after losing a domain ...
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Is there any point to embedding Dublin Core in a broad, public web site?

I'm adding JSON-LD / schema.org to a couple apps with a million pages (legal publishing). I've had Dublin Core embedded in the pages for years, but don't know of any benefits I've received from ...
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What is <meta name=“ignore-whitespace” content=“False”> for?

Can Anyone please explain what is <meta name="ignore-whitespace" content="False"> for and how does it affect SEO ?
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Is <meta name=“title”> redundant?

The <title> tag is displayed to the user of the search engine. Given that it is also what the search engine uses for ranking, why would one need to include a <meta name="title" content=""> ...
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Foreign text on English website

We decided to add translation links in our website for other languages. We have added 3 links for that: English | සිංහල | தமிழ் My problem is that we have added meta tag saying that this page is ...
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Using rel = prev/next/canonical with the pagination of frequently updated content

I am confused about what would be the proper markup for a paginated series, even after reading quite a lot of advice, from google included. The common wisdom seems to be this: Use rel="next" to ...
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What sort of metadata should I include on my site for rich previews in iMessage?

As you can see in this screenshot taken from Apple’s iOS 10 preview page, the Messages app in iOS 10 will offer inline previews of URLs that are sent in conversations: How can I ensure that my site ...
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Is meta name=“verify-v1” essentially google webmaters verification meta?

If a website uses meta name="verify-v1" within the head, does this mean they are using Google Webmaster tools? and is it associated with any other services?
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English version of my site is showing up in Google.sv instead of the Swedish version of my site

I have a website that's in English on example.com and in Swedish on example.com/sv. I have corresponding hreflangs for each language. <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="http://example.com/"&...
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How many times can the same keyword appear in a meta description tag without penalty?

This is source code from the adsense home page (code here is formatted to fit screen): <title> Make Money Online Through Website Monetization | Google AdSense – Google </title> <meta ...
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Replacing The Displayed URL When Sharing On Social Media

The best way I can explain this question is with a real life example. Team Rock host their magazine Classic Rock as a subdomain to the comapny website, i.e. http://classicrock.teamrock.com, which is ...
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Is there any difference between writing meta keywords with or without space?

Today I was creating keywords for my website and I have one issue. Is there any difference between writing: <meta name="keywords" content="HTML,CSS,JavaScript,PHP"/> And the same code but ...
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Importance of order of robots meta tag in head

I'm using add_action( 'wp_head', 'my_noindex_follow' ); to call a function that inserts a noindex,follow robots meta tag into the head of my search results page. Does the order in which the robots ...
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Google shows every page of my WordPress site but I only want the home page indexed

So to start with, I have Google crawl my (WordPress) website with the search console, now I can see my pages in the search engine. But it shows every page separately. Like my /contact, /services and /...
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What should the meta description on a forum website be?

Title and meta description is important for any page. For example if I take a forum website, the title will be the same as the question asked. What about the description? Should I leave it blank or ...
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Are Web Description Protocols useful for SEO

I feel new to SEO world, but for now everything I have found are like 20+ html meta tags where only 3 or 4 are in common use, the point is that after some digging I am on the crossroad between taking ...
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Using 'geo.??' meta tags to geo-tag a blog post

I am developing a blog post website, where each post will be about some location. Can I use geo meta tags to tag a post with that location? In this example, a post would be about New York. Are those ...
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Problem with Twitter Cards: “Your Tweet was over 140 characters. You'll have to be more clever.”

Recently I've read about Twitter Cards and tried to use it on one page of my site. Problem: When I put on Tweet tab I see the notification "Your Tweet was over 140 characters. You'll have to be more ...
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Are there any benefits to having unique meta descriptions and meta keywords per article/post/page on blog?

My company's website is running on WordPress. I've been asked to find an easy way to add custom meta description & keywords to the site. Of course, found an extension that easily allows this on ...
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Having same page with different meta tags without affecting SEO

I am a .NET developer, I don't know much about SEO. How can I have single page for multiple meta descriptions and titles without downgrading my search engine oerspectives? For example, say I have 3 ...
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Are there any meta tags I can add to my website to make it more discoverable by search engines?

I am quite a beginner at website design, and in fact so much of an amateur that I don't like paying for hosting/higher search engine results. Are there any meta's that will simply make my website a ...
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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 ...
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How to make your site visible on google search [duplicate]

My site has been online for more than 2 months now http://thedatastrategy.com/, I also have set up the default meta data from W3Schools http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_meta.asp, But when I do ...