Types of Meta Tags

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Meta Tags describe the information inserted into the “Head” of the web pages. Meta tags are part of HTML tags. Title tags, heading tags, body tags, meta tags and alt tags. Meta tags play a very important role to rank a weg page in search engine. There are different types of meta tags used in SEO field.

Now lets have a look at the different types of meta tags which are mostly considered by most of the SEOs.

  • <meta name = “robots” content = “NOODP”/>

This illustrates to all search engines NOT to duplicate the ODP (Open Directory Project) description but the description which is located on your website.

At the place of robots you can place any search engine name like. Ex: googlebot.

  • <meta name = “robots” content = “NOINDEX”/>

This informs all search engines not to crawling a web page.

  • <meta name = “robots” content = “NOFOLLOW”/>

It means that the web page will be indexed but the out going link from this particular page dose not crawl.

  • <meta name = “robots” content = “NOSNIPPET”/>

It will not show any result in search engine.

  • <meta name = “robots” content = “NOARCHIEVE”/>

It will not store the cached pages.

  • <meta name = “robots” content = “UNAVILABLE_AFTER[ date ]”/>

Search engine does not crawl that page after specified date.


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Comments: 6

  1. sheral April 9, 2010 at 10:11 am

    The Meta Tags are very useful to build the web page in Html. The above post is very useful to know more about meta tags

  2. Manish Agrawal April 9, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Thanks for share your knowledge and also I agree because Meta tags are great ways to increase your click through rate. They should be informative, natural, and contain relevant tags–all of this in a balance to benefit both search engines and users. If you focus too much on Meta tags, you can alienate users. If you don’t focus enough, you can disappear in the SERPs. I think that well-written tags really make a difference.

  3. jaimin April 9, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Good Post, I like it.
    You wrote about metatag in such a easy language so that any one can understand that how metatag is useful for Search Engine Optimization.

  4. Nandini Katariya April 9, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    The information provided above is very beneficial as meta tags play a vital role for getting higher ranking not only ranking but also to get more clicks for a particular website. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful information.

  5. nameetrivedee April 9, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    It is very good content, through this content i know more about meta tags.

  6. Irshadali April 9, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    yes i know meta tags plays a very important role in On page optimization, the types of meta tags which you have mentioned are very few, there are many other types of meta tags, which you have not included, if you put the remaining meta tags than it will be very useful for the search engine marketers to know more about meta tags.

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