Meta Tag SEO Recommendations

Explanation and understanding the function of meta tags, and its influence in the SERPs and SEO, meta tags that are recommended to be added to the website or blog.

starting from the meta tags that should be there until the meta tag is not required in SEO. Many who thought adding various kinds of meta tags can increase ranking in the SERPs and SEO'ing a website or blog. but really just some meta tags are very affect for SEO and SERP rankings.

I will only provide meta tag is very necessary and recommended, so if some meta tags not here, probably that was not required in SEO.

most important meta tag are:

Meta Content Language
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Language" CONTENT="your content language">

Meta Language
<META NAME="Language" CONTENT="you site language">
language meta tag is usually used on websites that are not use English U.S.

Meta Content Type
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
meta tag above only as an example, because each site has different content types, so adjust it with the type of content on your site.

Meta Description
<META NAME="description" CONTENT="your site description">
meta description tag is the most influential in the CTR on the SERP, as the prospective site visitors will read the description first before actually going to click sites in the SERP.

Meta Author
<META NAME="Author" CONTENT="site author">
Meta Author only an optional, you can add this meta tag if you wish. if the meta tag is not added in your site, this has no affect on SEO and your site's ranking in SERP.

Meta Robots
<META NAME="robots" CONTENT="index,follow,noodp,noydir,none">
index to instruct search engine robots to index the content created on the site
follow to notify the search engine robots follow the site when there are updates that occur.
using noodp, robots search engine will display your site's information from the Open Directory Project. (noodp robots meta tag is fully supported by Google, Yahoo, dan Bing)
using noydir, robots search engine will display the information your site from Yahoo directory. (support only by Yahoo)
You can also leave it blank on these robots meta tag, because at this time robots is automaticly index and follow all the updates that occur on the website.
strongly advised not to use the meta robots, if you want to instruct search engine robots should use a robots.txt file or modify your HTAccess file instead.

Meta Keywords
<META NAME="keywords" CONTENT="your targeted keyword">
meta keywords that are useful for defining the content of the website. keywords or phrases contained in the body content, title, and other parts on your website.
The recommended number of keywords are 4 to 10 keywords or phrases. or just leave it blank.

there are many types of meta tags, but much of it is still not recommended due to had no effect on the SEO and ranking in SERP.

see also the basic for SEO: Title Optimizations for SEO


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