What is Meta Tag?
Meta tags means information about. Meta Tags have made to provide information about websites. So we can say that Meta Tag is a list of information about web pages, such as author, keywords, descriptions, content type, and other things related web page.
This is an example of Meta Tags
<meta name="description" content="This is the description sentence or short paragraph about the article or post." />
Note:- Meta tags always goes between <head> …</head> tags.
Is meta tag necessary?
Of course, Meta tag has been a most important element for SEO. Meta tags are more important for SEO because meta tags stores all information related web pages like author details, content owner, document type, and many information required for user agents and search engines bots.
So Meta tags are most important part of any web page.
How use Meta tags in WordPress?
There are several ways available to put meta tags in WordPress site. But here I am going to describe only two way to put your meta tag in your web page.
1.) Putting Meta Tags Back In.
In order to use Meta tags by this method, You have to go editor option of WordPress and you have to find header.php in your template. Then put the codes between <head>…</head> tags.
<meta name=”description” content=”<?php bloginfo(‘description’); ?>” />
2.)Putting meta tag by the plugin.
You can also use Yoast plugin to set your meta tags for your web pages. This method is simple and easier than others. So I’ll recommend this method.
Here I have given some important meta tags which you can use into your Web Page.
1: Define keywords for search engines.
<meta name=”keywords” content=”keyword 1, keyword 2, keyword 3″/>
2:-Define your document description.
<meta name=”description” content=”Your blog description goes here”>
3:- Refresh your web page for every 50 seconds.
<meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”50″>
4:-Setting the view-port to make your website look good on variant devices screen:
<meta name=”viewport” content=”width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0″>
5:- To Show the Copywriters and authors information use following tags.
<meta name=”author” content=”Author name” />
<meta name=”copyright” content=”Copyright owner” />
6:-Instructions for web crawlers.
To allow a search engine crawler to index an HTML site, use the following meta tag:
<meta name=”robots” content=”follow”/>
If you don’t want to index your HTML web page in search engine then you can use following Meta tags.
<meta name=”robots” content=”noindex”/>
7. If you want to set a time for when expire particular meta tag then you can use following Tag.
<meta http-equiv=”expires” content=”Sat, 07 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT”/>
8.No-cache meta tag
<meta http-equiv=”cache-control” content=”no-cache”>
If you are a site owner and want to use meta tag then you can also generate your meta tags using https://www.gaijin.at/ site.
I hope that this article is helpful to understand all thing about Meta Tags. So please give you suggestion in comment box.
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