Meta Tags (Description, title & keywords): Meaning, Types and how to Place them


This particular topic “Meta Tags (Description, title & keywords ): Meaning, types and where to place them” has been on my mind for like a month now, I want to clear the doubt on meta tags.

Let me start by saying there are differences between the meta tags, meta keywords, meta descriptions etc.

Meta tag is the main key which gave birth to other metas like meta description, meta keywords etc.

Meta elements or tags have been around for a while now since I can remember and they have played a big role in search engine history.

They were once considered a factor in rankings until webmasters started abusing the use of meta tags to get on top of the Search Engine Ranking Pages.

Google had to slot out meta tags out of the ranking factors but that doesn’t mean that they are no longer useful, at least they can still be used to get more CTR.

Meta tags are hidden as HTML code, Readers surfing your website will just not be able to see them.

I can say it is a way to codedly hid some text from viewers which search engines crawlers can easily crawl.

What are Meta tags and how do they work?

Meta tags (also known as meta elements) are tags placed in the head section of your code on every webpage that help define the contents of a web page.

For example, a description meta tag is used by Internet search engines to display a description of your page in their search results while a meta title indicates the topic of a webpage.

Meta tags or elements are snippets of text that describe a web page’s content, they don’t appear on the page itself, but only in the page’s code and are programmed with HTML.

Many do say meta tags are useless nowadays but I couldn’t believe more

Meta tags are still useful, what matter is how to use them properly seo-wise

There are four main types of meta tags they are Meta description tags,
Meta keywords tag, Meta title tag, and meta URL tags

These are the different types of meta tags we have and how you can add them to your website

Meta Keywords Tags

A series of keywords that are relevant to the page in question.

For example, this page’s meta keyword tags will include meta tags, meta descriptions, meta keyword,s etc.

To add meta keywords to a page, add this code to the section of your web-page

Note: Replace the keywords like meta description, meta keywords, and meta URL with your own keywords

Meta Title Tag

This is what appear at the the header of your browser. Search engines see this text as the “title” of your page.


Meta Description Attribute

It shows a brief description of the page. Let me say something in form of a summary but please when you include meta descriptions for your posts or on pages make it look like a click-bait that will make searchers visit your blog.

<*meta name=”description” content=”Free Web tutorials on HTML and CSS”*>

Without the *

Meta Robots Attribute

This is an indication to search engine crawlers (robots or “bots”) as to what they should do with the page they are currently crawling.

How can I add meta tags?

If you blog on WordPress, Yoast SEO plugin will do this for you with ease, or Rank Math plugin.

To add meta description to a blogger blog.

  1. Firstly, Sign in to your blogger dashboard and click the Design or Layout.
  2. After that, click on the “Edit HTML” tab
  3. Locate this code below with your Control F or any other means.
  4. You will need to add the code below just after the code I gave you above.

Don’t forget to change put keywords here separated by a comma with your keywords e.g. HTML, SEO.

For your put blog description edit it to the description of your blog

<*meta content=’PUT KEYWORDS HERE SEPARATED BY COMMAS’ name=’keywords’/>

<*meta content=’PUT BLOG DESCRIPTION HERE’ name=’description’/*>

The final result should be as shown below.

<*b:include data=’blog’ name=’all-head-content’/>

<*meta content=’PUT BLOG DESCRIPTION HERE’ name=’description’/*>

Note: Don’t forget to remove the stars (*)



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