Best Meta Tags to Use for your Websites
PAGE 1 - What are Meta Tags and where do they appear?
PAGE 2 - What does No Title, No Description and No Keywords mean?
PAGE 3 - Where is the Meta Title and Meta Description Tags?
PAGE 4 - Do I still need to fill in the Meta Keywords Tag? What Google says.
I realize that many new website owners who build their own websites here at Wealthy Affiliate get a bit confused when it comes to the use of meta tags. I see questions being posted in the community and on live chat asking if they need to fill them in at the bottom of the WordPress editor.
In this easy to understand tutorial I will explain and show you what meta tags are, why you will see things like No Title, No Description and No Keywords in your WordPress dashboard, where the tags for Meta Title and Meta Description are located, and if you need to use the Meta Keywords Tag.
WHAT ARE META TAGS
Simply put, meta tags are pieces of code that represent various areas of information that are seen and unseen within your website and that get displayed in search engine results. In the below image I am showing you a Google search results for one of my recent posts on the Government Shutdown of 2019
So what do you see?
First thing on top in purple is the title of the post, then in green is the URL website address for that post, and then in black text is the description for that post. That title is where the Meta Title Tag is located and that description is where the Meta Description Tag resides. Notice you do not see the Meta Keywords Tag.
This is what people who mainly do not build a website will see when they do a Google search for something, a title, URL and a description. However what we as webmasters see when inside our WordPress dashboard will look a little bit different. This is where most of the confusion comes into play.
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