Meta tags are special codes that are added to a hypertext markup language (HTML) file. You'll find meta tags in the header (head tag) of a HTML file. You can specify a meta tag's values (page description, keywords and header information) on each webpage by using a text editor or free online generator. Search engines may use the content from the meta tag to rank your website. According to Google, once you've added meta tags to your page, it may take some time for changes in your snippets to appear in search engines.
Free Meta Tag Generator: AddMe
Go to the AddMe website and complete the online form.
Type in a title (100 or fewer characters), description (255 or fewer characters) and your keywords (use 12 or fewer unique search terms). Use commas to separate your keywords or keyword phrases.
Insert any advanced options you want to use --- language, revisit-after or expires. Then click the "Get Tags" button.
Copy the HTML code generated for your meta tag and minimize your page.
Open a web editor of your choice and place your cursor within the "<HEAD>" tag of your HTML file. Paste the code there.
Free Meta Tag Generator: Submit Express
Go to the Submit Express website.
Enter your website title (100 or fewer characters), description (two to three sentences) and keywords (255 characters or fewer).
Choose if you'd like the page indexed by search engines and if you want search engines to follow links on your site for additional indexing.
Click "Generate META tags" and copy the generated code. Then open a web editor of your choice and paste the code into the "<HEAD>" tag of the page.
Using Text Editor
Open your HTML file in your favorite text editor (eg. Notepad or WordPad).
Place the following code at the top of your source code, between the opening and closing "<HEAD></HEAD>" tags:
<meta name="description" content="page description">
<meta name="keywords" content="keyword or keyword phrase one, keyword or keyword phrase two">
<meta name="author" content="author of page">
Replace "page description" with a paragraph describing that particular page. Replace "keyword or keyword phrase one, keyword or keyword phrase two" with your keywords. Be sure to separate each keyword or keyword phase with a comma.
Save the HTML file with your changes.
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