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leonidassavvides
06-14-2008, 04:35 PM
I built a website with a template, well meta search engine tags where get inserted ? In the template page(to all pages come from the template) or ONLY to home page ?

chasery
06-14-2008, 05:07 PM
You will want to include meta tags in your <head> section, they should look something like this:


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>Widgets Inc. || All of your Widget Needs in One Easy to Find Location</title>
<meta name="Keywords" content="Widgets, Web, 2.0" />
<meta name="Description" content="All of your Widget Needs in One Easy to Find Location" />
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/style.css" media="all" />
</head>

Yes, you will want to put meta tags in every page that will be your website.

leonidassavvides
06-14-2008, 05:16 PM
but if find home page they will reach other pages ?
exist designers that put meta only to home page ? is it wrong this ?

chasery
06-14-2008, 05:27 PM
Meta data is typically used to deliver information about your page/site. Search Engines use this information along with others to determine your rank in a site. You can read more about it here: Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta_element).

Meta data can send users to other pages using this line of code:

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="5;url=http://www.blah.com"/>

Meta is a important tool for your website when it comes to Search engine Optimization. You will want meta on all of your pages.

thetestingsite
06-14-2008, 05:37 PM
Meta is a important tool for your website when it comes to Search engine Optimization. You will want meta on all of your pages.

Actually, most search engines don't even look at the meta tags.

chasery
06-14-2008, 05:43 PM
Thanks for the correction. :) I learn something new every day.

leonidassavvides
06-14-2008, 08:02 PM
well meta are different from page to page (same site) ?
What to include in template(common to all meta) and what not in template ?
Below are correct meta ? wht is the above:

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="5;url=http://www.blah.com"/>

my meta, are correct ?

<META NAME="description" content="ASPASIA Holiday Apartments - Kato Pafos, Cyprus. Nearby the sea and all amenities">
<META NAME="abstract" content="ASPASIA Holiday Apartments - Kato Pafos">
<META NAME="keywords" content="aspasia, aspasia apts, aspasia hotel apts, aspasia hotel apartments, aspasia holiday apartments, aspasia holiday apts, paphos apartments, pafos apartments, paphos apartment, pafos apartment,apartments for rent, rent paphos apts,cyprus apt,cyprus holiday apt, kato pafos apt, kato paphos apt, kato pafos, kato paphos">
<META NAME="robots" content="index,follow">
<META NAME="distribution" content="Global">
<META NAME="revisit-after" content="7 days">
<META NAME="author" content="L www Design">
<META NAME="copyright" content="All contents copyright(c) 2008 of www.holidayaptsaspasia.com - Cyprus">
<META NAME="Resource-Type" content="Document">
<META NAME="generator" content="MM-Dreamweaver MX 2004">
<META NAME="language" content="EN-US">
<META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

chasery
06-14-2008, 09:33 PM
<META NAME="description" content="ASPASIA Holiday Apartments - Kato Pafos, Cyprus. Nearby the sea and all amenities">
<META NAME="keywords" content="aspasia, aspasia apts, aspasia hotel apts, aspasia hotel apartments, aspasia holiday apartments, aspasia holiday apts, paphos apartments, pafos apartments, paphos apartment, pafos apartment,apartments for rent, rent paphos apts,cyprus apt,cyprus holiday apt, kato pafos apt, kato paphos apt, kato pafos, kato paphos">
<META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

That is what I would say is all you need for your pages.

That other segment of code is a redirect/page refresh.

traq
06-14-2008, 10:24 PM
The copyright notice is worth putting on all pages, unless you include it elsewhere (such as in the visible content of each page).

chasery
06-14-2008, 11:24 PM
Ya good point traq. I just usually incorporate that into my designs. :)

djr33
06-15-2008, 01:14 AM
Meta tags are the old way for search engines. Now they're smart and ignore meta tags, getting the real content from the page. People started cheating with meta tags, and the search engines now don't trust them.

Medyman
06-15-2008, 04:13 PM
Meta tags are the old way for search engines. Now they're smart and ignore meta tags, getting the real content from the page. People started cheating with meta tags, and the search engines now don't trust them.

Overall, that's a true statement. And it's certainly true for Google. However, other search engines (namely Yahoo and MSN) still rely on meta tags within the context of their ranking schema. So, they can't be 100% forgotten as yet.

Google still looks at certain meta elements though -- description, robots, refresh, content-type are some. There is also a "google" meta tag to prevent translation of your site via Google Translation services.