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All Meta tags & how to use them

Take a look at the list with all the meta tags. Each meta tag is clickable for extra information and details. Also we explain for each and every meta tag and html-tag the influence regarding your search engine ranking.

meta tag

There are many meta tags and html-tags and obviously they don't all influence the search result. For example the html cookie tag doesn't have any influence on your ranking with the search engines but the title of your page, the keywords and the description meta tag are very important. This list of meta tags and their influence will provide you with all the basic information.

There is a difference between html and xml. If you see at the end of a line " /> it means it is xml , if you see  "> it is html.

The most important meta tags

<title>relevant and attractive phrase </title>
The title is the first (usually clickable) phrase you see as a search result.
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<meta name="description" content="text">
A description of your website in 3 of 4 sentences.
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<meta name="keywords" content="text">
The keywords under which you wish your website to be found.
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<meta name="robots" content="selection">
How far do you allow robots to spider through your website.
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<meta name="revisit-after" content="periode">
How often do you want the spiders to come back and index your website again.
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Other less used and known Meta tags

<meta name="copyright" content="text">          - Click here for more information >>
<meta name="googlebot" content="noodp">         - Click here for more information >>
<meta name="language" content="english">        - Click here for more information >>
<meta name="reply-to" content="email address">  - Click here for more information >>
<meta name="web_author" content="text">         - Click here for more information >>
<meta http-equiv="name" content="value">        - Click here for more information >>
Google uses several meta tags of it's own. One specific meta tag used by Google is to prevent that a page is added in the cache of the search engine. Cache is an archived version of a webpage that is stored in the database of a search engine. This  provides and shows the (archived) page even if the page is not available anymore on the original website.  By adding the following tag you make sure that the archive function doesn't work :
<meta name="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOARCHIVE">         - Click here for more information >>
You can use the tag shown above with all the search engines. By replacing 'robots' with 'Googlebot' the tag is exclusive for Google. Google also shows a small description with the search results. It is possible to keep these text fragments out of Googles database. Then use :
<meta name="GOOGLEBOT" CONTENT="NOSNIPPET">      - Click here for more information >>