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Meta Tag Presentation

  1. 1. A Html5 Tag By: Lauren Hopkins Class: Web Design Winter 2012 Professor: Ian Pollock
  2. 2. The Meta Tag, provides information known as data in an html document. Also, it allows you to develop the description of your page in the crawlers that support the tag. Usually, Meta tags provide browsers with information that can’t be seen on the web surfer .
  3. 3. Here is what the meta tag would look like in a HTML document . <head> <meta name="description" content="Free Web tutorials" /> <meta name="keywords" content="HTML,CSS,XML,JavaScript" /> <meta name="author" content="Hege Refsnes" /> <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=UTF-8" /> </head>
  4. 4. This Tag describes the contents and characteristics of the Web page. Meta tags have a nifty way of being able to store information that are descriptive data in tag attributes. Meta tags are placed between the head tags of an HTML document, so they're easy to find and search engine robots but aren't displayed in the Web browser window.
  5. 5. Meta-Tags can serve a variety of purposes: Identity's the creator of the page. Describes what HTML. Speculates the following page. Draws attention to keywords. Highlight ‘s the page description, etc.
  6. 6. “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. <>.
  7. 7. Meta Tags are used to describe :  Page description.  Certain keywords. Author of the document. And other information.
  8. 8. Attribute Value Description D T D dir rl Specifies the text direction for S ltr the content in an element T F lang language_ Specifies a language code for S code the content in an element T F xml:lang language_ Specifies a language code for S code the content in an element, in T XHTML documents F "HTML Meta Tag." W3Schools Online Web Tutorials. Web. 21 Jan. 2012. <>.