A Html5 Tag By: Lauren Hopkins Class: Web Design Winter 2012 Professor: Ian Pollock
The Meta Tag, providesinformation known as data in anhtml document.Also, it allows you to develop thedescription of your page in thecrawlers that support the tag.Usually, Meta tags providebrowsers with information thatcan’t be seen on the web surfer .
This Tag describes the contents andcharacteristics of the Web page.Meta tags have a nifty way of being able to storeinformation that are descriptive data in tagattributes. Meta tags are placed between thehead tags of an HTML document, so theyre easyto find and search engine robots but arentdisplayed in the Web browser window.
Meta-Tags can serve a variety ofpurposes:Identitys the creator of the page.Describes what HTML.Speculates the following page.Draws attention to keywords.Highlight ‘s the page description, etc.
“In The Mid Nineties, Meta tags were developed to assist with the rapid growth of web pages. In the late 90’s there was a major occurrence. Many Webmasters, generally those who ran adult-orientated websites, began to abuse the use of Keyword Meta tags.”West, Jerry. "Meta Tags Explained." Web Marketing Now - SEO Testing &Conversion Featuring Jerry West. 06 May 2011. Web. 21 Jan. 2012.<http://www.webmarketingnow.com/tips/meta-tags-uncovered.html>.
Meta Tags are used todescribe : Page description. Certain keywords.Author of the document.And other information.
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