Meta Tag Generator
What are Meta Tags?
Meta Tags are small lines of code used in the <head> section of a web page to convey information to a search engine to help the page get indexed in a correct category or under the right keywords. Unfortunately due to a complete and utter mis-use of the system by unscrupulous website owners, Meta tags are now virtually extinct in the Search Engine world and only one or two are now even taken into account.
Many people automatically consider that by changing adding keywords and great long descriptions into their Meta Tags that they will automatically be showing up at the top of the worlds search engines! They could not be further from the truth.
Google occasionally use the description tag to convey the web pages content to their customers although it must be made clear that it makes no difference to your search engine positions, and it is only shown if the tag is relevant to the web page as a visual guide to your web sites content. It is therefore important if using this tag to ensure it explains about your web page in a concise, accurate, and short message.
If the description tag has not relevance at all to what is displayed on the page the search engines will know, and down your ranking goes.
The keyword tag is now hardly ever used by search engines and is generally ignored by them. You can place 10,000 keywords into this tag and it will not affect your rankings in any positive way, in fact it will more than likely have a detrimental effect to your web sites positions as you are actually telling the search engine that you are trying to fool it, which when all is considered is not a wise idea, and down your ranking goes.
A Working Example
<meta name="keywords" content="website design, web development, bespoke design, custom scripts, seo, software development, photography">
<meta name="description" content="bespoke website design and construction from derbyshire uk">
<title>Toucan Web Design</title>
<meta http-equiv="content-language" content="EN">
<meta name="revisit-after" content="14 days">
<meta name="robots" content="all">
<meta name="Author" content="Dan Nightingale - Toucan Web Design">
<meta name="title" content="Toucan Web Design">
This code can automatically be generated by the form below. Simply fill in the Site Details and click generate. Then copy the text out of the textarea and paste it between the <head></head> tags on your page.