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HTML Metadata

HTML Metadata

Welcome! In this session, we'll dive into HTML Metadata essential information about your web pages that helps search engines and devices understand your content.

What is HTML Metadata?

HTML Metadata is data about your web page that is not visible to users. It provides important information to search engines, web browsers, and other devices to help them understand your content and how to display it.

Importance of HTML Metadata

Metadata helps search engines index and rank your pages, making it crucial for SEO (Search Engine Optimization). It also helps users find your content and provides valuable information to web browsers and devices.

Types of HTML Metadata

There are various types of HTML Metadata, each serving a specific purpose. We'll explore some of the most common ones, including title, description, keywords, robots, viewport, and more.

Title Element

<title> element is the most important metadata element. It defines the title of your web page, which appears in search results and browser tabs.

Meta Description

<meta name="description" content="..."> provides a brief summary of your page's content. It appears below the title in search results, giving users a glimpse of what your page is about.

Meta Keywords

<meta name="keywords" content="..."> allows you to specify relevant keywords related to your page's content. Search engines may use these keywords to match your page to relevant search queries.

Meta Robots

<meta name="robots" content="..."> provides instructions to web crawlers about how to index and display your page. You can use it to control whether your page is indexed, followed, or cached.

Meta Viewport

<meta name="viewport" content="..."> sets the viewport settings for your page, ensuring it displays correctly on various devices. It specifies properties like width, height, and scaling.

Charset Meta Tag

<meta charset="..."> defines the character encoding of your web page. It ensures that your content is displayed correctly, regardless of the different character sets used by different browsers and devices.

Language Meta Tag

<meta http-equiv="content-language" content="..."> specifies the language of your web page. This information helps search engines and devices understand the language of your content.

Dublin Core Metadata

Dublin Core Metadata is a set of optional metadata elements that provide additional information about your page, such as the author, creator, subject, and date of publication.

Open Graph Metadata

Open Graph Metadata is used on social media platforms to control how your page's content is displayed when it is shared. It includes properties like title, description, and image.

Twitter Card Metadata

Twitter Card Metadata is similar to Open Graph Metadata but specifically tailored for Twitter. It helps you customize how your content is displayed when shared on Twitter.

How to Add HTML Metadata to Your Website

You can add HTML Metadata to your website by editing the <head> section of your HTML document. Simply add the appropriate <meta> tags with the relevant information.

Next Topic: HTML Charset

In our next session, we'll discuss HTML Charset. It's essential for ensuring that your content is displayed correctly across various browsers and devices. Follow us to stay updated!