Meta tag usage in nowadays search engines
Should you use meta tags now, when most search engines just parse your page and get all information from there? Does any of the search engines even look at meta tags?
- Meta tags suggest keywords to search engines, so if you have many words on your site that are not related to it, for example, your site is about mobile phones, but you are trying to promote you RSS feed, so there is an RSS word on every page, which is not related to your content at all. Search engines may compare your related keywords to one's that found in meta tags
- When your page is not fully indexed, meta description tag and site title is used to show your website in search results even Google does that.
- There are many other things you may use meta tags for, like showing site author, what regions is this site for, control crawler bots, set how often does your site update it's content
Here are some meta tags you might consider to include in your websites:
<meta name="resource-type" content="document"/> <meta name="audience" content="all"/> <meta name="distribution" content="global"/> <meta name="robots" content="index, follow"/> <meta name="revisit-after" content="10 days"/> <!--This meta tags should be different for every page of your website just like a page title--> <meta name="description" content=" "> <meta name="keywords" content=" " > <title>Website title - page title</title>
Generate keyword and description tags to fit not your whole website, but each specific page. Each page should have it's own title too. The best way is to use site name in every page title, just adding a page name explaining about page content.
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