Types of Meta Tags

Meta Tags describe the information inserted into the “Head” of the web pages. Meta tags are part of HTML tags. Title tags, heading tags, body tags, meta tags and alt tags. Meta tags play a very important role to rank a weg page in search engine. There are different types of meta tags used in SEO field.

Now lets have a look at the different types of meta tags which are mostly considered by most of the SEOs.

  • <meta name = “robots” content = “NOODP”/>

This illustrates to all search engines NOT to duplicate the ODP (Open Directory Project) description but the description which is located on your website.

At the place of robots you can place any search engine name like. Ex: googlebot.

  • <meta name = “robots” content = “NOINDEX”/>

This informs all search engines not to crawling a web page.

  • <meta name = “robots” content = “NOFOLLOW”/>

It means that the web page will be indexed but the out going link from this particular page dose not crawl.

  • <meta name = “robots” content = “NOSNIPPET”/>

It will not show any result in search engine.

  • <meta name = “robots” content = “NOARCHIEVE”/>

It will not store the cached pages.

  • <meta name = “robots” content = “UNAVILABLE_AFTER[ date ]”/>

Search engine does not crawl that page after specified date.

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