A meta tag is an HTML tag containing information for search engines about a specific website. Meta tags contain keywords or phrases alerting search engines of a website's content to be included in search results for users requesting related information.
Meta tags should be placed in the
portion of each Web page you want indexed by the search engines. You should consider placing meta content for the following tags:
The method of inserting meta content in to your website varies depending on what program or application you used to build the Website. Use this method if you have access to the HTML pages of your Website:
portion of the file, insert the meta content. Here is an example of proper meta tag placement for a real estate website:
<html> <head> <title>Premier East Valley Realty - Homes for Sale</title> <meta name="description" content="Premier East Valley Realty specializing in luxury real estate. We are your location specialists."> <meta name="keywords" content="Real Estate,Agent,Realtor,Buy, Home,Sell,Homes,Sale,Broker,Commercial,invest,investing,investor"> </head>
Visit your website to verify the meta content uploaded correctly. Navigate to the page you updated, right-click on the page, and then select View Page Source in Firefox®, or View Page in Internet Explorer®. If placed properly, the meta content displays in the
portion of the code.