META TAGS TUTORIAL
Meta Tags can be a very useful element of HTML and web page design.
You can use them to tell search engines about your site, to refresh a page automatically,
to make sure a page does not cache and much more. Below you will find many of the most common
and useful meta tags for your site.
To use a meta tag, simple change the values and add it to your page between the <head> and </head> tags.
- <META HTTP-EQUIV="expires" CONTENT="31 Dec
1999 12:00:01 GMT">
This meta tag tells the browser when to no longer use the cached version of your web site.
- <META HTTP-EQUIV="Pragma" CONTENT="no-cache">
This tag tells the browser not to cache a web page, which means that it will load
from the web every time a user visits it.
- <META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh"
This tag tells the browser to go to a new page after a set amount of time.
It can be used to have a page automatically update every so often or just to forward a
user from one page to the next.
- <META HTTP-EQUIV="Window-target" CONTENT="_top">
This tag is designed to stop a page from loading in another frameset (doesn't always work).
- <META NAME="keywords"
CONTENT="specialistweb, free sites, tutorial, html, frames, meta tags,
This meta tag allows you to enter keywords that can be used by search engines when indexing your site. Use
up to 200 words, and don't repeat a word more then 3 times.
- <META NAME="description"
CONTENT="This is a Tutorial for SpecialistWeb Free Sites">
This meta tag also works with search engines and provides a description for your site.
- <META NAME="author" CONTENT="your name">
This tells the search engine who made the web page.
- <META NAME="robots" CONTENT="all | none | index
| noindex | follow | nofollow">
This last meta tag tells search engines whether or not they can index that page
or follow links from that page.
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