Apologises if this question has already been answered elsewhere. I had a look at some of the meta tag postings and could not see an answer to this. Does any one know if for the keywords and description meta tag you can use the meta name after the meta content?
e.g. for keyword 'example'
<meta content="example” name="keywords" >
<META CONTENT="Example” NAME="KEYWORDS">
Is capital letters is a problem? Is it helpfull to de index the webpages?
If so what difference will it make as to which format is used?
If anyone can help me on this it would be much appreciated.
[edited by: engine at 12:42 pm (utc) on Nov. 5, 2008] [edit reason] examplified [/edit]
The order of the attributes or the case used (UPPER CASE, lower case, Mixed Case), should have no bearing on how search engines read the meta elements. The only thing to keep in mind is that for the keyword meta the content attribute should be a comma-delimited list of keyword or keyphrase tokens:
<meta name="keywords" content="widgets, red widgets, portable widgets, big widgets">
tonynoriega is right, meta tags have been depreciated quite a lot on recent times, but the meta tags are still a component of HTML, and should be used, even if they have no bearing on se rankings, also we have no idea what search engines will do in the future.
Because of this is makes sense to continue to use the tag.
Back your original question. It really doesn't matter so long as you use correct syntax.
Think of the meta tag layout as a declaration and a value. They can be said in any order.