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I think I messed up my META tag
Boulder90

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Msg#: 4064740 posted 3:51 am on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

<meta name="description" content="put your page description here" />

I pulled that code off a website. My meta tag does not have the "/" at the end of it. Is that bad? Thx for any tips.

 

Matthew1980

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Msg#: 4064740 posted 6:42 pm on Jan 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hi there Boulder90,

<meta name="description" content="put your page description here" />

Personally I always put this in, good coding practise to do the right way, I'm unsure if it will affect the code, but it does do damage if you are trying to pass any validation checks.

Cheers,

MRb

Boulder90

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Msg#: 4064740 posted 11:58 pm on Jan 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks for your reply. Looks like I have quite some work to do correcting this. Do you also use proper punctuation in the meta tage, like a period at the end of the sentence? It would look like this then: "at the cow." />

encyclo

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Msg#: 4064740 posted 2:14 am on Jan 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

If you are using HTML, then do not use the trailing slash. If you are using XHTML, then you need the trailing slash. However, even if you get it wrong, it makes no difference whatsoever to search engines, which recognize both.

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