Miscellaneous Meta Tags
Apart from title, description and meta keywords meta tags there are various other miscellaneous meta tags that provide specific information to the web spider. These tags are also incorporated within the head section of a code. Some of these tags are as follow:
Author Meta Tag
This tag is used to display the author of the page.
Content-Language Meta Tag
This tag is used to classify the language in which the content is written. You can skip this tag if you have already classified the language in the HTML tag, e.g. <html lang= "en">. It helps spider identify the language of the page and offer results to users in their own language.
Audience Meta Tag
The above meta tag helps control the age of viewers; it is used with parental control software and robots. It is suitable for the pages which are created only for adults.
Generator Meta Tag
This tag tells the name and version of the publishing tool used to generate the page.
Revisit-after Meta Tag
This tag is used to tell web robots how frequently a webpage should be indexed. You can also use Robots.txt file instead of this tag to give the same instruction to the web robots.
Distribution Meta Tag
This meta tag is used when you are seeking an international audience or want to reach the local audience. The above tag instructs the search robot to make the page available across the world to all users searching information using keywords related to the keywords of the page.
In a similar way, the above tag is used to specify a particular location, i.e. a city in North India. It tells search engine robot to display you webpage for the users of a particular region. You can also mention multiple regions separated by commas.
Publisher Meta Tag
This tag is used to display the publisher of the web. It offers an opportunity for branding as you can add the name of your program, company or your design studio within the tag.
Copyright Meta tag
This tag is used to specify a copyright or patent; your intellectual property.
Expires Meta Tag
This tag helps you declare after what date and time the page should be considered expired. The above tag is saying that the content will expire on 24 May, 2006 at 06:25:46 GMT.
Designer Meta Tag
This tag tells about the designer of the website.
Abstract Meta Tag
This tag is used to provide a short summary of the description. It is mainly used with academic papers. It generally has 10 or fewer words.
Content Script Type Meta Tag
This tag is used to provide information about the scripting language of the document.
Pragma No-Cache Meta Tag
This tag prevents users from seeing the cached version of your page. It instructs the browser to pull information from the server after a page is viewed. It is used to help the users; if a site changes frequently then this tag ensures that the users see the latest version of your page.
View Port Meta Tag
This tag is used to set the viewport width and initial-scale on mobile devices so that rendering of non-responsive designs on mobile devices could be improved.