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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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Open Graph object type for secondary pages in local business website

I'm developping a website for a local business, and I don't know what is the most pertinent og:type to chose for pages like "about us", "other services", "contact us" and so on... As stated in the OG ...
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Why does Webmaster tools show duplicate Meta Descriptions for correctly redirected pages?

I have two pages that show up as having duplicate meta descriptions (and duplicate title tags) on my website. However, these are old links to a page that has moved location twice so they both ...
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Should <meta property=“og:image” content=“…”> have an alt tag?

I want to follow good SEO practices by adding alt tags to all my images. For Facebook sharing, I have this code: <meta property="og:image" content="..."> Can I add an alt="Facebook image" to ...
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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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Hiding duplicate content - should I use meta tags or robots.txt?

Last week my site was utterly pummeled in Google's rankings - losing 95% of impressions overnight according to Google Webmaster Tools. It now only shows up if you search for the URL/site name itself. ...
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Meta tags decoding by Google

My site's CMS has some problems with reflecting correct cyrillic letters. So, in source code of the page my meta description looks like the next: <meta content="&#x0417;&#x0434;&#x0435;...
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Where is name=“lc” defined as a meta tag?

I've noticed that ea.com includes a <meta name="lc" content="en_us"/> tag on their website which changes for each language/country (<meta name="lc" content="en_gb"/>, <meta name="lc" ...
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Meta description of my blog post changes

I have some problems in Meta description tags in my Blogger blog. When I update my pages in search engine with the help of the Fetch as Google feature in GWT, all my blog's results comes with a ...
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Should paginated content have unique meta tags?

I have a category page that leads to an additional 100 pages. For example: www.example.com/category <- this is my category page www.example.com/category-2.html <- this is paginated content ...
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Can microdata be used within META and custom tags?

META tags that sit within HEAD of a webpage. What difference it makes when using microdata in them and outside of HEAD of webpage? Let's take for example "datePublished" property. Instead of hunting ...
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Does meta tag in body section with itemprop and content work on SEO?

I noticed that <meta> tags in body only works with itemprop set, but I have a question. Do search engines read its content?
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Google is appending branded url to title in search results with undesired capitalization

I work for an organization with a website domain that is two words that are placed together. For branding reasons, we always display the url as Loremipsum.com or loremipsum.com and NEVER LoremIpsum....
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Facebook open graph doesn't work

I have used open graph meta tags in my website <meta name="og:description" content="My page descriptions ..." /> <meta name="og:title" content="سخت‌افزار20" /> <meta name="og:type" ...
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Google Search Results: sub-page description [duplicate]

I have a Wordpress site that successfully has 6 sub-pages listed below the main result in Google. However a page content snippet is showing up or each instead of the sub-page meta descriptions. I ...
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Meta Refresh for change of page name and content

Hopefully just a quick one. I've got a client that is changing the name of a workshop that they run. This means a change of url, page title for keywords that they have first page ranking on. The ...
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How to generate meta tags for Twitter player card

I am using flow player as video player in my website. Twitter supports player cards which will require some tags to be inserted in our pages provided by twitter. I did the same as mentioned by twitter ...
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Can a website located on a subdomain affect my main domain for duplicated meta description?

I have 2 websites, the main website located at example.com, and another one which is on a.example.com. The problem is that I have some duplicated meta description problems to the website located on ...
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Does loading metas from database affect my website SEO?

I am developing a website which is fully dynamic. If I load metas and other information of the website from database, will it affect my website's SEO?
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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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What do you do if you don't want to put a keyword in your title?

Suppose you have a website about a subject, for instance, popcorn. Everything in your site will be about popcorn and your regular visitors are popcorn enthusiasts who will understand that even ...
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The characters except English are not readable on DirectAdmin editor

When I try to edit my idex.html I see strange characters in my atributs and tags <title>&#4321;&#4304;&#4304;&#4322;&#4308;&#4321;&#4322;&#4304;&#4322;&#...
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What is the name of Google's tool to enhance page appearance?

Once I found one online tool from Google providing ability to indicate the designation of parts of page (i.e. product price, product photo, description and so on). This tool giving a HTML-code ...
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Meta refresh tag works locally (on WebLogic server), but not remotely

I have a development environment on my machine and a remote shared development environment. Both have "identically" configured WebLogic 10.3 servers. On my local dev environment, the meta tag below ...
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How to solve misspelling error in non English website to optimize SEO?

I am the owner of website pretesti.ge. The content is not English and when I try to optimize it for SEO I come across the misspelling errors ("This page contains some spelling errors."). Is there a ...
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Duplicate meta title and description displayed in Google Webmaster Tools [duplicate]

In Google Webmaster Tools under Search Appearance --> HTML Improvements it's showing: Duplicate Meta Titles - 166 Duplicate Meta Descriptions - 275 For example: Duplicate title tags Offer prices ...
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Services using the “generator” meta tag for usage stats

I'm planning to release an open source cms and I wonder if there is a way to know if people use it. I added this line to CMS templates: <meta name="generator" content="My CMS - Open Source Content ...
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Has Facebook changed the way they read meta data?

I have a site built on Joomla!3.2. Recently I tried to share on Facebook an article from my site and it seems that Facebook doesn't read my meta data. Here is my <head> output: <meta ...
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Can a web page have two keyword meta tags?

If I have 2 keyword meta tags on my page how are they read? Both together? Only the 1st? Only the 2nd? Neither?
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Meta tags with HTML special character codes?

This question is regarding best practices on SEO development meta tag filling. A name written in the Latin or the Cyrillic alphabet has certain special characters, such as the ccedil C, for example. ...
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Lost traffic from Google because of meta-tag adding

I have a site aroundnails.com. It has English version on subdomain en.aroundnails.com. Reading about language related meta-tags for Google, I have placed such a meta tag on the main page of main site:...
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Australian Government Locator Service (AGLS) Metadata - Is it widely adopted?

Recently, I have seen in a couple sites around Australia's meta data AGLS tags. <meta name="AGLS.Audience" scheme="agls-audience" content="All"/> <meta name="DC.Publisher" scheme="AglsAgent" ...
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Putting Custom page summary in meta description

if putting "Custom" meta description for EVERY page of site, is harmful for SEO? (for example, summary of each article) And Google will show them on SERPs?
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Is the programmatic addition of keywords and descriptions worthwhile?

I see here: http://wiki.asp.net/page.aspx/1648/seo-for-aspnet-web-site/ this code: protected void Page_Init(object sender, EventArgs e) { // Add meta description tag HtmlMeta metaDescription = ...
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No date/time shown before my page in Google search results

I know that by changing the meta description of my webpage, I can control the texts shown by Google in the search results. However I do not know how I can control the text shown just before the ...
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SEO Meta Tags: Is it better to have empty meta content or no tag at all?

Basically, for pages that may not have a description or tags set, is it better to have <meta name="description" content="" /> <meta name="keywords" content="" /> or just skip the tags ...
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How to use NOINDEX,FOLLOW with paginated results except index page

I am running a classified website. At the moment I am using lazy loading with jquery to load content while scrolling. I got to know that using jquery loading is not good for search-engine bots ...
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hreflang tag for different design and different site?

We are going to extend our business to a different language and brand (English, abc.com) rather than our local one (German, bcd.com). Whilst the content for both focuses on same subject, the design ...
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eCommerce SEO: Unique“ify” my Product Names / URL's / description ,etc?

Let's say you have 6-10 eCommerce sites all selling (mostly) the same products. They use the same database to pull: -descriptions -titles -keywords -alt attributes -unique urls -etc. My question is ...
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Include meta tag outside the HTML tag

Can I include the meta tag of the IE 5 content in outside the HTML tag. <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=5"> <html>...</html>
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Duplicate meta tags and descriptions in GWT but they are fixed

How do I remove the duplicate meta tags and descriptions found in the HTML Improvements tab on GWT? The issues reported are because some people were linking to us with spaces or dashes in the URLs ...
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What is the difference between the description and abstract meta tags?

There are two meta tags that seem very similar: description and abstract. What is the difference between the two?
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Can I use meta refresh instead of 301 redirect?

I have submitted my site with ugly URLs to Google, and now they are appearing as mysite.com/show.php?id=42. Now, I know that I can 301-redirect it to mysite.com/article/42. However, my site uses the ...
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Optimized rate of frequency of changing title and description/keywords meta-tag? [duplicate]

OK we can change the content at any frequency. But what about <title>, description-meta tag, keywords meta tag. I think if we change title, description, keywords of any website daily, then that ...
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Meta description or title for post contents

I have a site that has posts without titles. You can think of them as being a lot like Twitter tweets. Should I put the post contents in the <title> tag or the meta description tag? If I put ...
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Canonical redirection meta tag [duplicate]

There are two pages in my website with the same content; only the URL's are different: www.websitename.com and www.websitename.com/default.html. Someone suggested that I should add canonical tags to ...
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Appropriate robots meta for “printer friendly” pages

We have many printer-friendly pages that have a link that adds ?pf=1 to the URL. On the ?pf=1 page would it be better to have noindex,nofollow or noindex,follow. I think that it would be better to ...
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Which is good to target, singular or plural keyword?

Which keyword is better for targeting and on-page optimization, singular or plural? Like "baseball bat" or "baseball bats"?
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Does I need to put meta tags in Search page of my E-commerce website? [closed]

In my E-commerce website I got a product page.where I want to implement Meta-keywords,Meta-Description,etc.. I am a little confused about the task now.Is it necessary to do these things in search page?...
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Multiple webpages with the same page titles/meta-tags

I have created several duplicate pages because my website is in 3 languages (yes I know this is bad way to achieve this). Will Google flag my site as spam if I use duplicate page titles/meta keywords?...
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How to get the content right for better showing in google results [duplicate]

I am looking for basic help or guidelines for making my site earn better visibility in google and other search engine results. My site is a price-comparison engine for products so I want to know what ...