Saturday, July 14, 2012

Importance of meta tags

Websites mostly rely on big search engines like google and yahoo for good traffic. And when search spiders come to your website for archiving, they may not pick those keywords, phrases, information from your website if you don't have meta description tags.

A meta description tag is supposed to be a brief and concise summary of your page's content. A meta keyword tag is supposed to be a summary list of the most important words on your page

In other words meta tags will help search spiders guide what to be indexed and what should not.

Meta tags are optional, you may add them and you may not. But, to get better traffic from search engines I advice you put them on your website or blog site

Follow these steps on adding them to your website.

Log in to blogger

1.Go to>> Template >> Edit html ( If you are having a hard time editing your html codes I suggest you back up your template in case you get lost or have a mistake, you can do that by going to Template>> backup/restore.)

2. Find this code on your template <head> (you can look for those tags easier using cntrl+F)

3. After the <head> code, place the following 

<link href="mailto:YOUR_EMAIL_ADDRESS_HERE" rev="made"/>
<meta content="ALL_KEYWORDS_HERE_SEPARATED_BY_COMMAS" name="keywords"/>
<meta content="YOUR_NAME_HERE" name="author"/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl'>
<meta content="GENERAL_DESCRIPTION_HERE" name="description"/>
<meta content="CHOOSE BELOW" name="ROBOTS"/>

Change the words colored in yellow to your site description

For the words colored in red choose any of the 4 below.

(ex. <meta content="INDEX, NOFOLLOW" name="ROBOTS"/>)

INDEX,FOLLOW Index this page and follow all links.
INDEX,NOFOLLOW Index this page but do not follow or index links on this page.
NOINDEX,FOLLOW Do not index this page but follow all links.
NOINDEX,NOFOLLOW Do not index this page. Do not follow or index links on this page.

4. Save template.

Its done, now search spiders can index those important keywords on your website.