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What are Meta Tags?

When working on a website, it is possible to find references to the Meta Data or Meta Tags. It is also a feature that is often associated with SEO .

The information contained in the meta tags of your pages, is very important for the search engines, like for example Google.

A Meta Tag is an HTML tag which provides only information for your site in the browser. This information is not visible to the visitor of your site.


The Meta Tags have the following characteristics:

  • Store descriptions and keywords for the search engines
  • Contain information for last modification date and author
  • Can redirect your site to another address

All Meta Tags are stored in the < head > part of your website's code.

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