What are Miscellaneous Meta Tags and What are the Types of Meta Tags?

Miscellaneous Meta Tags

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What Are Miscellaneous Meta Tags?

Miscellaneous meta tags are tags which provide specific information to web spiders so that they can scale the webpage faster and better. Some of these tags are placed within the head section of a code.

 

How Many Types of Miscellaneous Meta Tags are There?

There are various types of miscellaneous meta tags but the following are the most important types of miscellaneous meta tags.

 

  • AUTHOR META TAG

  <meta name“author” content=“Steve K Watson”>

This tag displays the author’s name of the document.

 

  •  Content-Language Meta Tag

<head>

<meta http-equiv=“content-language” content=“en-us” />

</head>

If the language of the website is already established, You can skip this step. This meta tag helps in telling the spider the language of the website.

 

  • Audience Meta Tag

This meta tag helps in controlling the age of the audience along with parental control software. Mostly used for web pages with Adult or advisory content.

 

  • Generator Meta Tag

<meta name=“generator” content=” Microsoft FrontPage 4.0″>

This meta tag tells the name and version of the publishing tool used to generate the webpage.

 

  • Revisit after Meta Tag

<meta name“revisit-after” content=“14 days”>

This meta tells the spider when to visit the website for indexing. Great for websites who keep constantly updating.

 

  • Distribution Meta Tag

<meta name=“distribution” content=“global”>

This meta tag when used gives global recognition and tells the spider to post the page globally on whoever is searching for the relevant information.

<meta name=” distribution” content=“New Delhi, NCR, North India”>

whereas the above meta tag posts the page on a select area which would be on browsers that are searching for the webpage in New Delhi NCR area. You can add multiple locations by just adding the location after a comma.

 

  • Publisher Meta Tag

<meta name=“publisher” content=“phptpoint”>

This meta tag tells the publisher or creator of the website.

  • Copyright Meta Tag

<<meta name=“copyright” content=“Phptpoint 2008”>

This meta tag marks the copyright of your website.

 

  • Expires Meta Tag

<meta http-equiv=“expires” CONTENT=“Mon,24May2006 06:25:46 GMT”>

This meta tag gives a time limit to the web page and you can declare when the webpage has expired.

 

  • Designer Meta Tag

<meta name=“Designer” content=”ABC>

This meta tag tells the name of the designer of the website