Monday, May 27, 2013



Tagging is a way of linking certain keywords to your text without having to use them in the text itself. The origin of this term comes from spray-paint graffiti artists who would put their name or signature on a piece, which they called tagging. The internet version, however, of tagging webpages is not so antisocial and when done right, is not seen as a blight on society.There are several different ways of employing tags to a webpage. The first type is the Meta tags, the second is the description tag and finally there is the title tag.
Meta Tags

Meta tags, also called Meta elements, are contained within the HTML code, the code behind your page that allows web browsers to reproduce how your page looks, that helps to describe some facets of your page to search engines. These short notes are located withine header of the HTML code and they should not be over looked.

Meta tags can be used to define a number of parts of your webpage.This is used to define the header of your text. All you have to do is replace “content type” with the header title.
2) <meta name="keywords" content="Wikipedia,encyclopedia" >The keywords code is used for your keywords as described previously.
3) <meta name="zipcode" content="45212,45228,45218" >By entering your zip or postal code, you can add the location of your business. This is vital for location-based businesses. <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" >This is the Meta for basic text.
In the 1990s, search engines used Meta data to categorize websites and to correctly cataloger them. Marketing companies then caught on and used the Meta data as a means of promoting the website on the sly. In modern times, the Meta tags are less respected by spiders and so should be used with only the facts, no spam.

The description tag is a short informational piece that describes either your webpage or your website. Description boxes turn up all over the place from websites to page descriptions on Facebook and description boxes in advert submission pages. As the picture shows you above, a good description that fits a keyword search perfectly will give you two lines of text on a Google search return. This could be the difference between getting a hit and getting missed.There are simple rules to follow when writing a description tag:
Firstly, decide upon a single keyword or keyword phrase.
Secondly, keep the description short and focused.
Thirdly, edit the description to make sure it uses simple sentences.
Fourthly, do not spam it with keywords
Fifthly, do not make a sales pitch, but go for accuracy instead.

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