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Are these meta tags correct?

   
5:50 pm on Jan 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I am checking if the meta tags of my site are correct.
Could anybody here give me some help?

Here is what I am using now:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=iso-8859-1" />
<META name=owner value="My Name">
<META name=categories value="My industry">
<META content=My Website Description=Description>
<META content=My Keywords=Keywords>

thanks

6:28 pm on Jan 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member encyclo is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Every meta tag hav either a
http-equiv
or a
name
attribute, followed by a
content
attribute. You should always place the values in quotes, and a trailing slash is only required of you are using XHTML rather than HTML. I assume that ISO-8859-1 is the correct charset for your site. Don't forget the most important part of the document
head
which is the
title
element. So you get:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>The title of my page</title>
<meta name="description" content=My Website Description">
<META name="keywords" content=My Keywords">

The following are not only incorrect but entirely unnecessary - just delete them:

<META name=owner value="My Name"> 
<META name=categories value="My industry">
8:51 pm on Jan 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



yeah l agree with encyclo, he wrote the correct metas... metas are very important issues...
use them correctly if you wanna get indexed.

[edited by: jatar_k at 9:00 pm (utc) on Jan. 20, 2006]
[edit reason] no sigs thanks [/edit]

10:06 am on Jan 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



You should also change the Meta Tags to...

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>The title of my page</title>
<meta name="description" content=My Website Description" />
<meta name="keywords" content=My Keywords" />

;-)

10:36 am on Jan 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



... and while we are correcting each other: don't forget a quote after content=

So:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>The title of my page</title>
<meta name="description" content="My Website Description" />
<meta name="keywords" content="My Keywords" />

3:30 pm on Jan 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Great reference thread from the forum Library:

Meta tags and more - from <head> to </head> [webmasterworld.com]