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The <meta> Element

Document Metadata

The <meta> element represents various kinds of metadata that cannot be expressed using other elements (like <title>).

Attributes for <meta>
TypeAttribute List
'Standard' Attributes"content", "http-equiv", and "name"
New HTML5 Attributes"charset" and "popover"
Obsolete Attributes"scheme"
Examples for "meta"
(SEO) Meta description to describe the page for search engines<meta name="description" content="(a brief page description with some keywords)">
(SEO) Meta keywords to specify page keywords for search engines<meta name="keywords" content="keyword1, keyword2, key phrase 1, key phrase 2, etc">

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

  • Use meta description and keywords tags in the head section. While some search engines may not use these tags, some do.
  • Consider including common misspellings of popular keywords in the keywords meta tag. Also, avoid including keywords that don't also appear elsewhere in the page.

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