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Re: Meta Tags

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:51 am
by emilykrys
davidwill wrote:Meta tags are used to give search engines more information regarding the content of your pages. The meta tags are placed inside the HEAD section of your HTML code, and thus are not visible to human visitors.

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It helps your overall ranking too by quite a bit. So its always important to make sure you use meta tags as well as a meta description too.

Re: Meta Tags

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:26 am
by andym123
laurenrule777 wrote:I always hear meta tags are important for seo of a website. Are meta tags just descriptors or something more for google to spider as identifying parameters?

Hello Everybody,

As far as I concern Meta tag is a HTML tag that provides information about a web page. The information that you provide in the meta tag is used by search engines to index a page.

Re: Meta Tags

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:05 am
by ahirnitesh
Meta tags are much more important in SEO, with meta tags we can allow/Disallow search engine spiders to crawl page, From Meta Title, Keyword and Description search engine come to know about page is promote for which thing, also we can provide authentication from meta tags.

following are the some methods for setting and adding meta tags:

-- > appendName($keyValue, $content, $conditionalName)
-- > offsetSetName($index, $keyValue, $content, $conditionalName)
-- > prependName($keyValue, $content, $conditionalName)
-- > setName($keyValue, $content, $modifiers)
-- > appendHttpEquiv($keyValue, $content, $conditionalHttpEquiv)
-- > offsetSetHttpEquiv($index, $keyValue, $content, $conditionalHttpEquiv)
-- > prependHttpEquiv($keyValue, $content, $conditionalHttpEquiv)
-- > setHttpEquiv($keyValue, $content, $modifiers)
-- > setCharset($charset)

Some example to set meta tags are as below:

$this->headMeta()->appendName('keywords', 'framework, PHP, productivity');
$this->headMeta()->appendHttpEquiv('Content-Type', 'text/html; charset=UTF-8')
$this->headMeta()->appendHttpEquiv('Content-Language', 'en-US');

Example to display meta in header part between <head></head> tags of html:

<?php echo $this->headMeta() ?>

Re: Meta Tags

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:07 am
by ahirnitesh
sorry I replied to much older post.. :(

Re: Meta Tags

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:11 am
by philipsteele
yes i agree with most of them wrote here...meta tags are one of the important factor for seo fields..it will be more helpful to spider the websites root...:)

Re: Meta Tags

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 10:41 pm
by rlavallee821
Meta tags do help SEO. It may not be as much as it used to but they still help. Test it. Add meta tags, check traffic and pagerank. Remove meta tags, re check stats. Easy and simple. Check out some of these sites and see how meta tags should look:

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Re: Meta Tags

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:59 pm
by dilek80
nairformen wrote:
drterry wrote:does anyone know if there is a wordpress plugin that enhances your seo by the use of metatags?
Yes their is, it's called All In One SEO Pack, do a search for it in plugins and it should be the 1st or 2nd result
All In one seo pack was a great plugin for many years. I have used it myself on all my wordpress blogs but now I use Seo by Yoast. It is much better and more flexible.

Re: Meta Tags

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:19 pm
by dilek80
philipsteele wrote:yes i agree with most of them wrote here...meta tags are one of the important factor for seo fields..it will be more helpful to spider the websites root...:)
I disagree, meta tags do help a little but are not as important nowdays as it used to be in the past

Re: Meta Tags

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:21 pm
by hayt1562
Please can somebody help with this as I have the same problem.

Re: Meta Tags

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:27 am
by mari9332
i am new to zend was looking for how to insert meta keywords etc ,got my answer here ,thanks guys