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META tag

meta tag

An HTML tag that identifies the contents of a Web page for the search engines. Meta tags are hidden on the page, but they, as well as all the HTML code on a page, can be viewed by selecting View/Source or View/Page Source from the browser menu. Meta tags contain a general description of the page, keywords and copyright information.

Search engines often display the Title tag and Distribution meta tag as the short summary you see on the results page. The Keywords meta tag also helps to place a page in the right results. Following are meta tag examples for this encyclopedia. See Dublin Core and metadata.

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You should limit your Meta Description to about 150 characters, or else it may become truncated in the search engine's results pages.
There are meta keywords, meta descriptions, meta titles, and meta robots, all of which tend to fill a different role in search-engine visibility and have very different standards for usefulness.
The meta description tag should be placed after the title tag, and it looks like this: <META NAME="Description" CONTENT="This is a sentence that describes the content on this page.
To increase rankings through SEO, you need to integrate targeted keywords into your Web site or press release's title tag, meta description and prime locations in body copy.
You should also use a meta description tag, which should describe the page in a sentence that you place within quotation marks.
1) How well a site has optimized its page elements, including the page title, its meta description, major headings and image descriptions.
The easiest legitimate technique, often overlooked, is properly coding your site's title, meta description and headings.
Multi-Attribute Page-Level Synchronization - FindMAX provides holistic reporting against relevant searchability attributes, including title, domain name, file name, H1 and H2 tags, initial paragraph content, last paragraph content, meta keywords, and meta description.
Below a Title Tag on an SERP, you will find the Meta description that gives even more information to the reader on what that page will be about.
Search engine friendly IDX software gives website owners control over modifying page attributes including titles, focus keywords, header, meta description and content for listings pages that are displayed on the page to visitors.
The advisor is here to point out issues with your Meta Title, Meta Keywords, Meta Description, URL Keys as well as encouraging the store owner to improve their Page Descriptions (content based SEO).
QA Graphics' websites are built using a number of search engine optimization (SEO) tools to help improve page rank, including a sitemap, search engine friendly URLs, global site meta description and key words.