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 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 ...
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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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Unable to verify ownership of property/website In Google Webmaster Tools / Search Console

Google Search Console will not see a website I manage as my property. So far I have: - Added a TXT Record - Added a CNAME Record - Added META tag And all have failed to verify. Here is where it ...
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Splitting out keywords for company names into separate words

Where do I draw the line on meta keywords separation? For example, if my company name is acme industries, do search engine crawlers come along and look at each comma separated value as a separate ...
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Which tags does Google use for displaying titles and descriptions in the search results?

I have a few questions about elements, and which elements Google uses to display our websites. For instance, does Google use the regular title element to display the titles of our website, or the meta-...
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Question related Duplicate content. (Robot meta)

So I created this amazon affiliate ecommerce sites. Basically all the products data are copied from the amazon. My homepage is original content, but all my products pages are duplicate content, by ...
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How to update the date on Google search results?

For a blog entry, I have this meta tags: <meta property="article:published_time" content="2015-09-07T21:54:43+00:00" /> <meta property="article:modified_time" content="2015-11-13T13:28:21+00:...
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Do I need to add <link rel=“alternate”> for both HTTP and HTTPS?

The meta tag <link rel="alternate"> should be added for each language and subdomain with the same content right? But do I need to add 2 versions of each, namely http:// and https:// ? Like this:...
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Is “article:tag” meta tag necessary?

I just changed my Wordpress theme and I can't find <meta property="article:tag" content=" " /> in my posts and pages metadata. Are they really necessary? If they are how do I add them back?
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How to link to 400 “static pages” like [example.com/action/X.php] from 1 dynamic link?

I'm using Dreamweaver and running a flash gaming site with 400 games. I was updating things to add meta-data (for SEO). I wasn't sure weather to go with dynamic metadata or static metadata. I have 1 ...
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Is it ok to use HTML comment in order to remove a meta directive?

I am working on this new site, and the original creator used meta keywords. I want to remove them but for various reasons it cannot be done through PHP. Long story. The easiest way to remove them is ...
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Why use meta for some Schema markup?

I don't quite understand why some Schema.org examples use <meta> instead of say <span>. For example: <meta itemprop="startDate" content="2016-04-21T20:00"> Thu, 04/21/16 8:...
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Google returns wrong subdomain variation as top result

we recently updated a customer website which included a change in server and some 301's to send old pages to new ones. The website as long as we know has always been setup without the www. subdomain ...
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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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Correctly handling multi language URL's in sitemaps

I have an English page: https://www.example.com/content/article-1 This page is also avaliable in other languages at the URLs: https://www.example.com/de/content/article-1 https://www.example.com/zh-...
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How to add meta keywords in each Blogger post?

Recently I saw some "how to" articles about putting the meta keywords in each Blogger post individually. According these articles, you have to put some code many times, e.g. if the blog contains 100 ...
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Correct way to handle translated pages

I have a page: www.domain.com/contact-us This page is in en-US language. It is also avaliable in 3 other languages: www.domain.com/de/contact-us (German) www.domain.com/zh-hans/contact-us (...
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Duplicate meta tags issue despite having “rel='canonical'” tag

I'm getting more and more duplicate meta tags alerts on Google Webmaster tools everyday. It's a blog and I have setup rel='canonical' tags long before and they are showing up correctly. http://www....
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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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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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Should meta tags along with site verification, publisher be used on mobile website as well

I have a website with it's mobile redirection to http://m.example.com. They both are different website which share a same database and URL structure. Apart from couple of URLs, all redirect to the ...
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Generating a list of URLs including metadata [closed]

Basically I want to do an editorial sweep on my website, I need a program to crawl my website and generate a list of URLS and their metadata. A program that produces something like a CSV would be ...
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Facebook share link has a plain white image thumbnail

When I try to share my self-hosted website (www.veffa.org/vnbookdrive) on Facebook, the logo isn't shown as I expect: When search for the solution, I come up with this tutorial in YouTube. So I go to ...
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Can I use completely different keywords in a long-tail without affecting my rank?

The example: I need to rank for free x123456 templates and free y123456 themes, but I don't want to use two different long-tails, so can I use it like this free x123456 y123456 templates themes, ...
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Unusual text inserted before my meta description in SERP

Can anyone tell me what why the following text appears right before the meta description for all my pages in SERP: Items 25 - 100 - Meta Description Text The site runs on Wordpress with SEO by Yoast....
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How do I get Facebook and Pinterest to recognize specific images on a page

I am working on a client site that contains hundreds of pictures. The would like to show these pictures on Facebook and Pinterest. My problem is: when they try to put a post on Facebook or Pinterest,...
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What should be length of keyword using for meta keyword tag? [duplicate]

I want to know that what is character count limit to use Meta Keyword as per Search Engine Optimization policy like Title should not be extend than 70 Characters or Meta Description must less than ...
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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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How to specify all three images to show when a page is shared on LinkedIn?

When you share a URL on LinkedIn, it shows three images from that page. How can I get it to show the correct three images to the person posting when they paste my company URL into a post? I've ...
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Are HTML encoded symbols allowed in meta description? [duplicate]

I am using HTML-encoded symbols like &mdash; or &amp; inside the meta description field. Will they be displayed properly by Google and other engines or should I correct the text to have only ...
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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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Why won't Google use my meta description? [duplicate]

I have an issue with my website: Google isn’t using my meta description, instead it’s using the content of the web page and I’m really confused. Reason I’m confused is because I have checked and I ...
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Vary Tag For Dynamic Serving Mobile Pages

You know; Google suggest us to use Vary Tag at our diynamic content mobile pages. please check the link: https://developers.google.com/webmasters/mobile-sites/mobile-seo/configurations/dynamic-...
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Publication date - only for articles? Can it be updated?

In Google's search results there are often publication dates of articles. Google finds this date on its own or takes it from DC.date.issued meta tag. Is this date only supposed to be displayed for ...
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Where are the complete set of Highwire Press metatags defined?

In the Google Scholar Inclusion Guidelines for Webmasters , it is suggested that one use the tags defined by "Highwire Press". Example: <meta name="citation_title" content="Article Title"> ...
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Notify search engine crawlers about user generated content so that our rankings are not biased by keywords used by users

Is there a meta tag or a way to notify crawlers that a page is generated by the user? To clarify the issue, We have a website already promoted by SEO and we want to add dynamic user generated content ...
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NOINDEX or NOINDEX,FOLLOW

What is the difference between following tags? <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX"> <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX,FOLLOW">
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Does a meta title tag help rankings when used in addition to a title tag?

I realized my site was SEO optimized but only using the <title> tag and not the <meta name="title" content="My Website title"> tag. Can I have both, the <title> tag and the <meta ...
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Overriding nofollow rules with meta tag

I'm using a blog that automatically nofollows links in spite of manually dofollowing links in the HTML code. so I decided to put this code: <meta name="robots" content="index,follow,noodp,noydir"/&...
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Does changing pages titles in a website result in better SEO?

I am wondering whether I should have all pages in a website I am building with the same title or I should change the title for each of the pages, for an improved SEO strategy. For example, I would ...
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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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What is Manifest for Web Application, and do we need it?

Web Application Manifests: Starting in Chrome 39, Manifests let developers wrap metadata about a Web application into a single file, reducing duplication and saving a bit of bandwidth. Adding apps to ...
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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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Do web crawlers use the “revised” meta tag?

When adding a WordPress plugin to add a "Last Modified" date to my posts I noticed the plugin also has the option to add a "revised" date meta tag. The revised tag looks like: <meta name="revised"...
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Set cache control from WAMP such that Firefox reports cached pages in the primed cache report

So I tried to allow cache by using <meta http-equiv="Cache-control" content="public, max-age=31536000"> but I'm not sure if the content of my pages are actually being cached. Although I ...
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<br> in meta-description, ok or not?

I have a dynamically constructed page that automatically pulls specific page content and applies it to the meta description. There are <br> tags that end up in the meta description. Should I ...
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Which meta names are case-sensitive?

I am the developer of an HTML checking tool. I want to check meta names to make sure they match case-sensitively when it matters. All I've come across so far (according to Google) is that this meta ...
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Did I use the proper way to remove pages from Google Webmaster Tools forever?

I have many pages from one year ago that were deleted and are returning a 404 error code, but two week ago after I cleared the content of my robots.txt, the errors in my Google Webmaster Tools reports ...
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Google is not picking up meta description approximately 50 percent of the time on our website

We have a valid description meta tag on our website. We recently updated it. Temporarily we included a character (plus symbol) that may have been invalid. Since including this character, google would ...
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How can I avoid duplicate titles and descriptions on user-generated pages?

I want to allow my users to upload images to my website with a location and a comment and to share that page on social media. I was planning to have the comment and image as content for SEO, but I'm ...