Using HTML Meta Tags for SEO

List of meta tags that are useful in 2015 per my understanding..

HTML Meta Tags that Search-bots Recognizes

But, first thing first – using metadata is not for gaining rank, I only use to get the best possible first impression of my content on social/search platforms.

So, for organic search..

Page title

<title>Create illustrative page title</title>

Meta description

<meta name=”description” content=”Create fine meta description.” />

Meta robots

<meta name=”robots” content=”noindex, follow” /> | <meta name=”robots” content=”index, nofollow” /> | <meta name=”robots” content=”noindex, nofollow” />

For social channels..

Facebook’s OpenGraph

<meta property=”og:title” content=”” />
<meta property=”og:type” content=”” />
<meta property=”og:image” content=”” />
<meta property=”og:url” content=”” />
<meta property=”og:description” content=”” />

Twitter Cards

<meta name=”twitter:card” content=”” />
<meta name=”twitter:url” content=”” />
<meta name=”twitter:title” content=”” />
<meta name=”twitter:description” content=”” />
<meta name=”twitter:image” content=”” />


<html itemscope itemtype=””>
<meta itemprop=”name” content=”” />
<meta itemprop=”description” content=”” />
<meta itemprop=”image” content=”” />

Google supports..

<meta name=”description” content=”” />
<meta name=”robots” content=”” />
<meta name=”googlebot” content=”” />
<meta name=”google” content=”” />
<meta name=”google-site-verification” content=”” />
<meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”; charset=” />
<meta charset=”” />
<meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”; url=” />

Bing supports..

Title tag
Meta description tag

This is it.. some of my favorite HTML meta tags (that leading search-bot recognizes too) every internet marketer should consider using in 2015. Tell me if I’m overlooking anything obvious.


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