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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does the meta tag use name-content pairs and not regular attributes? [closed]

More of a theoretical question, but wouldn't it make more sense to have only one meta tag with a bunch of attribute-value pairs? Instead of: <head> <meta charset="UTF-8" /> <...
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How can I set the first two paragraphs as metada description on blogger?

I want to configure my meta description to have the initial bit of my post. On my template I just have <data:post.body/> and there is nowhere where I can get only the first bit. Is there a way ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My Website title changes by itself in Google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Title tag different from title appearing in Google? I am doing seo on my friends site and each page has its own metas it did change to new ones then somehow google is taking ...
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Are Meta tags useful for SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which meta tags are not worth the effort? Reading a Search Results with this or a similar phrased question can lead to reading a lot of conflicting answers. Are there any meta ...
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Getting indexed after removing meta noindex, Google

My question is, will my pages be indexed now in Google if they had <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /> in the past, since they were created? Of course, now they are <meta name="robots" ...