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Could you please tell me what meta tags are and how I will recognise them. I have read the the help page but ended up confused. Help Magg M. Roberts
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> Could you please tell me what meta tags are and how I will recognise them. I have read the the help page but ended up confused. Help Magg M. Roberts
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> M. Roberts

Meta tags are tags placed inside the head part of an HTML file. They contain meta-data, that is in simple terms, data to describe other data.

What most people use them for is to provide search engines with a description of their site, and relevant keywords to index it under. However their use doesn't guarantee a good search engine listing.

Without getting too overly technical, just think of them as being able to provide information to describe your document.

A quick look on google for a basic reference to them bought up this site:

http://www.philb.com/metatag.htm

Which gives an overview of various types and also links to other sources of info on the subject.