Meta Tag Generator
Every website manager competes with other sites competing in the same market niche to get a better ranking on search engines. At times web developers are a loss to find proper Meta tags that describe their websites and need to use a Meta tag generator.
Meta tags are snippets that describe the content of a web page but are not visible on the page itself. They are in the program code of the page. They contain the title and a brief description of the page content. It is the first item that a search engine encounters when it reaches a website. They usually exist in the head of the website’s HTML code.
When a search engine like Google sends out its spider or robot (Both are the same) to crawl websites on the internet, they first thing they encounter is the title and a description that best describes the content of pages of the website. The spider uses this information to check if the content matches the title and description.
Yes, Meta tags help in Search Engine Optimization, but not all of them and not all the time. It’s very easy for any web user to see the Meta tags being used in a website. All that a user has to do is to go to a website and right click anywhere on it. A new popup window opens in Google Chrome. Select the view source option, and in a new tab, the source code of the website will be opened.
It will be in HTML and if you have no idea of HTML not to worry as you can read parts of it which are in English. The relevant Meta tags will be listed as described. The first Meta tag will be the site title and will appear as:
The next line will have description and contents.
The next will have keywords
The last tag will be robots.
Every website will not necessarily contain the same set and number of lines. The Meta tags that are important will be discussed here.
It is the most important Meta tag as this is the tag that has the most important impact on a search engine. It has a direct impact on a search engine’s ranking of the site. It is the title by which your website is recognized. Therefore web designers must ensure that the give exact title to the title or ‘home’ page. Try and use appropriate keywords in the title.
It is a useful Meta tag as it explains to the search engine what the content of the page is about. At times Google may pick up a snippet of the content of the page to use as a descriptor. For example, when you read a column or a report in a newspaper you will usually spot a snippet which is in bold or italics or both. It’s a snippet from the content itself and is a short description of the important content in the column. What it does is that it raises the interest of the reader to read the entire content. The same function is applied to Google and other search engines. The description is a summary of the page content.
Meta keywords played an important role in assisting search engines in indexing and ranking sites. However, some unscrupulous SEOs started misusing this tag to get the website ranked higher. Google now ignore the Meta keywords in its indexing and ranking algorithm.
This Meta tag tells the search engines how you want it to treat the page. s
- Index/Index: Here you tell the search engine whether to show the page in its search results or not
- Dofollow/Nofollow: In this, you tell the search engine to trust a link from your page to another website or to ignore the link.
Now we have discussed the relevant Meta tags and the role that they play in a website’s ranking on search engines. Remember search engines read the Meta tags and compare them with the contents of the pages. The tags are hidden in the code, and the content is visible to site visitors. This is what search engines compare. If the tags and content match and are relevant to each other search engines will consider them in ranking the site. If they don’t search engines will ignore the site.
To help you in selecting the right Meta tags for your website you can use Meta title example, Meta title and description checker or any other tools which are freely available on the internet.
If you are looking for a reliable and safe Meta tag generator goes to searchenginereports.net and click on ‘Free SEO Tools.' Scroll down the icons till you come to Meta tag generator. Enter the site title which should not exceed 70 characters. Enter the site description which should not exceed 150 characters. Enter the keywords for the site.
On the next section, you will be asked: Allow robots to index site? Your options are Yes and No. The next question is: Allow robots to follow your link? Again you have two choices ‘Yes’ and ‘No.' The next question is: What type of content will your site display? Here you have four choices; the default option is UTF-8. The last question is ‘What is your site’s primary language.' The default is ‘English.'
Once you enter the required parameters, it will generate the Meta tags. Then it’s up to the website master whether he or she wants to use it or make some changes and regenerate it. There are no limits to the number of times you can use this utility.
At the same time, you should now the keywords that Google will use to rate your description and make sure that the description and the page content match each other.
Best of luck, on using this excellent utility, and hopefully the ranking of your website will improve.