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Apart from Title (not actually a meta), Description, Keywords (sometimes) and maybe Robots is there anything else worth having?
A local computer "expert" that we know swears that we need the Revisit tag, and it MUST read :
<meta name="revisit" content="30 days">
As far as I can tell from the site search, he is wrong.
Three, four years ago the correct metatags were highly important.
There is however some local, regional search engiens around that is using old technology.
The best thing you can do is to improve the visual content to keep your visitors and/or clients happy.
The revisit tag is quite redundent AFAIK - Googlebot will come back and revisit your site when it feels like it, not when you tell it to.
Controlling the frequency of re-visits is only in your hands to a certain extent.
By adding new content regulary, and raising the profile of the site, will enhance the possibilities of being regularly visited, particularly by Googlebot.
Paid inclusion is the other way of controlling revisits.
<TITLE>Keyword phrase and company</TITLE>
<META NAME="DESCRIPTION" CONTENT="same as title">
<META NAME="KEYWORDS" CONTENT="same as title">
<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="index,follow">
<META NAME="rating" CONTENT="general">
<META NAME="copyright" CONTENT="it's mine keep off">
yes it is but it reminds me which pages to i need to exclude if that makes sense,
everypage as <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="index,follow">
if i don't want google to to index it i Know i have to change that page and not rely on a robots.txt file that somebody else could page in my company
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
The <title> is important.
You should define the Character encoding and the Content Language for the page, something like:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-gb">
I like to disable the IE toolbar thingy so next is:
<meta http-equiv="imagetoolbar" content="no">
You need a description tag:
<meta name="Description" content="Nice site or page description goes here">
I still use Keywords although I know that very little uses them:
<meta name="Keywords" content="put all your keywords in a list">
I don't like the idea of smart tags, so bury it just in case the idea ever comes back:
<meta name="MSSmartTagsPreventParsing" content="TRUE">
The robots tag is added to pages that I don't want indexed or followed, but I know the default action is:
<meta name="robots" content="index,follow">
Hope that helps.
<meta http-equiv="MSThemeCompatible" content="no" />
See the heading "Windows XP user interface support" on this page. Jabzebedwa see "Image toolbar" on the same page.
I couldn’t find a complete list of what page elements are affect by it.