Meta Tags List and Best Practices for Meta Tags

by Hiroshi on September 4, 2008

in SEO

Here is the complete meta tags list which can be used in head section of website pages for SEO and other purposes.

Meta Tags Complete List
<meta name="keywords" content="">
<meta name="keyphrases" content="">
<meta name="description" content="">
<meta name="subject" CONTENT="Web Page Subject">
<meta name="abstract" content="">
<meta name="topic" content="">
<meta name="summary" CONTENT="">
<meta name="Classification" content="Business">
<meta name=geography content="">
<meta name="author" CONTENT="Javed, mail@server.com">
<meta name="designer" CONTENT="">
<meta name="copyright" content="">
<meta name="reply-to" content="mail@server.com">
<meta name="owner" content="">
<meta name=URL content="http://www.websiteurl.com">
<meta name="identifier-URL" content="http://www.url.com">
<meta name="directory" content="submission">
<meta name="category" content="some keywords">
<meta name="coverage" content="Worldwide">
<meta name="distribution" content="Global">
<meta name=Rating content="General">
<meta HTTP-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us">
<meta name="robots" CONTENT="FOLLOW,INDEX">
<meta name="robots" content="all">
<meta name="revisit-after" CONTENT="7 days">
<meta http-equiv="Expires" content="0">
<meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="no-cache">
<meta http-equiv="Cache-Control" content="no-cache">
<meta http-equiv="imagetoolbar" content="no">
Image Toolbar

Following tag hides imagetoolbar on images at mouseover event. It can be used when you donot want to show imagetoolbar at images which can save your images at your website from theft.

<meta http-equiv="imagetoolbar" content="no">
Difference Between Keyword And Keyphrase

keyword is single word and keyphrase can be more than one word. ‘web’ is keyword whereas ‘web style’ is a keyphrase.

Using Meta Tags to Block Access to Your Site

meta noindex will block spiders. DO NOT USE THIS.

<meta name="robots" content="noindex">
Made Tag

It is not meta tag though.

<link rev="made" href="mailto:webmasteremailaddress@server.com">
Page Transition
<meta http-equiv="Page-Enter" content="revealTrans(Duration=4,Transition=23)">
<meta http-equiv="Page-Exit" content="revealTrans(Duration=4,Transition=23)">

OR
you can use this very good single transition for atleast index page to appear with style.

<meta http-equiv="Page-Enter" content="blendtrans(duration=1.0)">
Webpage Protection

For web Page Protection If Others Include your Page Into Their website Pages.

<meta http-equiv="Window-target" content="_top">

Above tag Specifies a target window.

Options:
Same Frame -_self
Whole Page -_top
New Window -_blank
Parent Frame-_parent

Refresh Content
<meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="10, http://site.com">
META REDIRECT After Some Minutes

This will wait for some seconds and than will let the file download.

<meta HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="10; RL=dnl/filename.zip">
Meta Tags Help And Check

http://vancouver-webpages.com/META/metatags.detail.html
http://www.submitcorner.com/Guide/Meta/
http://www.scrubtheweb.com/abs/

Google Directory, Meta-Tags

Tools – Meta Tags
What are meta tags

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