- META Search Engine
- This is a search engine that gets listings from two or more other search engines, rather than through its own efforts.
- META Tags
- Information placed in a Web page not intended for users to see but instead which typically passes information to search engine crawlers, browser software and some other applications.
- META Description
- The META description allows page authors to determine how they would like their pages described when the search engines view a page.
- A META description tag is information inserted into the "head" area of Web pages. Some search engines show the content in this tag as part of the search results. The SubmitWizard Search Engine Optimization Tool checks for the existence of a META description tag on your Web site and advised that your META description be between 50 and 250 characters.
- A META description tag looks like this:
<META name="description" content="Web Hosting, Web site design, domain names and SSL certificates from Network Solutions.">
- General Guidelines: The META Description should be written in complete sentences and should be a statement about the contents of your Web site or about your business.
- META Keywords
- A META keywords tag is also part of your Web pages code inserted on top of the page. The keywords used in this tag are not viewable in the Web browser. You should use terms or words you think your Web pages relate to, like synonyms for your business. We recommend 200 to 255 characters (10 to 12 keyword phrases separated by commas). You should avoid repetition and the use of stop words ([!, a, the, and, or). The HTML for the keyword tag looks like this:
<meta name="Keywords" content="Add your keywords here">
- META Robots Tag
- This allows page authors to keep their Web pages from being indexed by search engines, especially helpful for those who cannot create robots.txt files.