Latonya Williams


February 1, 2010

On-page Search Engine Optimization – Meta-Tags

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On-page Search Engine Optimization – Meta-Tags

Apart from having a domain name that accurately reflects what your site is about, the other main on-page SEO requirement is to have accurate meta-tags, which are elements of the underlying page code that the search engine robots will look for when they visit.

At one time, meta-tags were the #1 most important aspect of SEO, but because many SEO specialists and experts were able to manipulate meta-tags in a way that the search engine people did not like, their value has now been significantly demoted. Indeed, it is generally believed that Google (who are, after all, the number one search engine, commanding just short of 70% of the global search market) pay absolutely no attention to meta-tags. (Learn how you can sell website to earn money from internet.)

However, that leaves 30% of the search engines that do use meta-tags, and it is therefore to your advantage to make sure that they are properly formulated.
The way you would do so will to a certain extent depend on the kind of site that you have built.

If you have coded the site in HTML, then you need to create tags that should look like this:

This is just a sample of the kind of information that you would include in the meta-tags. Fortunately, even if you need to create meta-tags for an HTML page, there are a couple of free meta-tag generators at SEOTools and Free-Webmaster-Tools that you can use to generate perfectly acceptable meta-tags quickly and easily. (Check out this site on how to sell a website at flipmastery.com.)

If on the other hand you are like many other web masters who have a WordPress based site under their SEO-friendly domain name, you should download and install the All-in-One-SEO-Pack plug-in as this will automatically create all of the meta-tags you need.

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