Meta Tags for better SEO

SEO Meta Tags

"Meta" stands for "Metadata" which is data about your website or webpage.

What are Meta Tags?

Meta Tags are snippets of text and part of the HTML tags that make easier for search engines to determine what your content is about, and so these are the most basic elements of SEO.

Meta tags are placed in the <head> section of an HTML document, and so you need to add all these meta tags in your website source code.

How to check Meta tags on a Website?

Anyone can check any website's meta tags via source code.

  • Method-1: By using keyboard Ctrl+U.
  • Method-2: Right-click anywhere on the page and select “View Page Source
  • Method-3: using Audit Tools like SEMrush and Screaming Frog.

Do Meta Tags important for SEO in 2019?

Yes, meta tags important for SEO, but not all Meta tags not every time can help you in 2019. Because every search engine has a different algorithm to show the result for a keyword.

Search engines progressively value good user experience, and that includes making sure that your webpage fulfills a user’s query as best as it can.

Meta tags help with this by ensuring that the data searchers need to think about your site is displayed upfront in a brief and valuable manner.

As I notice nowadays quality and original content ranking high in Google search result page.

The Most Important Meta Tags For best SEO

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I personally focus on the three major Meta tags which can improve the optimization of your website.
  • Meta Title
  • Meta Description
  • Meta Keywords

Meta Title Tag

The meta title tag is the very first HTML element that specifies your web page for search engines and to visitors.

Its usually used by search engines to determine the subject of a particular page and display it in SERPs.

Search engines view meta title tag as the title of your webpage.

The Title element supports all browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Safari etc.

For better SEO use between 50-60 characters in length of the title tag.

title tag

*Always add your Title tag in the <head> section of your site.
<title>this is my blog title</title>

For Blogspot blogger website use
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;error_page&quot;'>
<data:blog.pageName/> - <data:blog.title/>
ERROR 404 - <data:blog.title/>

Meta Description Tag

The meta description tag is an HTML element used to summarize a web page’s content.

Search engines typically show the Meta description in the source code below your title tag in the <head> section.

For better SEO add up to 160 characters in length of description Tag.

The search engine like Google has additionally expressed that keywords in meta descriptions won’t influence your rankings. Be that as it may, great depiction will help in Increasing CTR (Click Through Rate).

description tag

Search engines sometimes use description snippets in search results to let visitors know what a page is about before they click on it.

<meta name="description" content="this is my blog description.">

Meta Keywords Tags

The meta keywords tag is the place you put all the keywords used in your website.

Google has cleared it won’t consider meta keywords as their positioning element.

Still, we can utilize it for other web crawlers like Bing, Yahoo, Baidu.

Search engines show the Meta keywords in the source code below your description tag in the <head> section.
<meta content='My blog keywords are, keywords1, keyword2, keyword3' name='keywords'/>

For Blogspot blogger website use

<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl'><meta content='Your home page description' name='description'/><meta content='My blog keywords are, keywords1, keyword2, keyword3' name='keywords'/></b:if>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'><meta expr:content='data:blog.pageTitle' name='Description'/><meta expr:content='data:blog.pageName + &quot;, My blog keywords are, keywords1, keyword2, keyword3&quot;' name='keywords'/></b:if> 
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