What are meta tags? They are information inserted into the
"head" (top) area of your web pages. Other than the title tag,
information in the head area of your web pages is not seen by
those viewing your pages in browsers. Instead, meta information
in this area is used to communicate information that a human
visitor may not be concerned with. Meta tags, for example, can
tell a browser what "character set" to use or whether a web page
has self-rated itself in terms of adult content.
Here are two
of the most common types of Mets Tags:
In the example above, you can see the beginning of the page's
"head" area as noted by the HEAD tag -- it ends at the portion
shown as /HEAD.
Meta tags go in between the "opening" and "closing" HEAD
tags. Shown in the example is a TITLE tag, then a META
DESCRIPTION tag, then a META KEYWORDS tag.