Meta tags

Hello all,

I’m checking what is on my meta tags, which shows the following

<META http-equiv=“Content-Type” content=“text/html; charset=iso-8859-1”>
<META http-equiv=“Expires” content=“0”>
<META name=“generator” content=“Trellix Site Builder”>
<META name=“TRELLIX_BUILDER_VER” content=“1.0”><META name=“TRELLIX_OPEN_SITE_COMMAND” content=“http://www.sitedelux.com:80SiteBuilderServlet?fUrl=f_error.html&sUrl=f_edit_page.html&Command=OpenSite&FileName=847596426817443503/site.xml”></META>

Can it be safe to leave these and add other meta tags to help the search engines?

Appreciate your assist on this…

Thanks!

Thanks guys… you’ve been a great help.

Hi holgenius,

The only meta tags you really need are these:


<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" />
<meta name="keywords" content="type, your, own, keywords, here" />
<meta name="description" content="Write a description of your site here..." />

You could do away with the generator tags and the tags added by the Trellix Site Builder as they are not necessary.

The bandwidth cost of redundant code could be an obvious reason not to include them - that’s a lot of extra bytes per page, per visitor. :slight_smile:

That depends if you value your time! It does take time to add keywords to a page, and even though it isn’t very much time, is it worth it when it won’t help your rankings at all with any of the major search engines?

Yeah, that’s true. But it doesn’t hurt to include them anyway, does it?

Agreed, and Bing (as far as I’m aware) also doesn’t use the keywords META elements.

It’s effectively a dead technique due to excessive abuse so there’s little point in it’s usage :slight_smile:

Google and Yahoo do not index on meta keywords.

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