Google maintains a list of all the meta tags that it uses. It lists the <title> tag (although it notes that it is technically not a meta tag). It does not list <meta name="title"> tags.
Most websites rank very well without meta tags named "title". I've never used such a tag myself before. Your use of a meta title tag would be ignored by search engines and have no impact on your rankings.
You already know that it is very important to use a <title> tag on each page for SEO. The <title> tag is the place on the page where Google gives the most weight to the keywords you use.
answered Nov 11 '14 at 13:32
@StephenOstermiller: I think it makes sense. data-* attributes should not be used by external consumers (so there is no need for a central registry), while metadata (e.g. within meta elements) is typically intended to be useful for consumers. Without a central registry, extracting anything useful would be way harder, and name conflicts would certainly occur. – unor Nov 11 '14 at 13:45
To answer your question specifically, No. The <meta title="" content=""> has no effect on rank; for one simple reason; it is not content. Google pays attention to the title tag, h1 tag, other lesser header hags ( h2. h3. ), img tag alt text, URLs, links, and to a much lesser degree, the description meta-tag giving no or little weight to the terms found in this tag.
Google has moved to become a semantic search engine beginning with Google Scholar in 2008 increasing over the years to be more focused on content and tags related to content. While Google can read format tags and may pay attention to them for various reasons, the terms contained within them is not indexed or weighted.
answered Nov 11 '14 at 17:34
This template should be added to articles about individual meta essays (as opposed to articles covering a general discussion topic) when a more specific template is not available.
The template automatically includes the page in the Meta Essays category. Please also manually add additional categories if applicable: Slash Meta, RPF Meta, Fanfiction Meta, or a fandom category. Check the subcategories under Meta Essays to see what is available, or consider creating a new subcategory if you see a large number of pages on a topic of interest.
See Help:Fanworks for more on choosing which infobox template to use.
To embed this template on a page, copy & paste the code below to the top of the new page:
The meta title is the HTML code that specifies the title of a certain web page. It appears at the top left corner of your browser when you visit a web page. In coding, the meta title is embedded at the header of a web page, above the meta description and meta keywords tags. It looks like this:
Insert Web Page Title Here
Every page must have a meta title, and it plays an important role in how your web site is perceived, as well as in your SEO. First of all, the meta title is used by directories, web resources and other webmasters and site owners when they link to your page. If you have a concise and catchy meta title that really sums up your site's topic, your site will more readily be reviewed and favored by these sources. Since submitting links to directories, resources and other websites is a big part of search engine optimization strategy. having a solid meta title can really help speed things along.
The meta title is also the main header that users will see when they find your web site through a search engine. This is another reason you want a concise and direct meta title. While it can certainly be effective to use a keyword or two in your meta title, be careful not to overuse them, as to the viewer, a solid title will be more appealing than a series of keywords.
But most importantly, the meta title is one of the first and most important things that search engines look for when determining the focus, content and relevance of your site, and this in turn has a big effect on your ranking in search results.
Because of this importance, many people try to simply load their meta title with keywords to attract attention, but this is not a good policy. The most effective title tags will balance using keywords with being linear, concise and attractive to viewers.Guidelines for Creating a Meta Title
For starters, the meta title should always be typed with the first letter of each major word capitalized, in the style known as Title Case. This means everything is capitalized except for smaller words like "for", "is" and "a". If you run into discrepancies, consult a reference on Title Case.
Make sure every page on your site has a unique meta title. It may sound straightforward, but you'd be surprised how many pages do it. This hurts your SEO marketing scheme as it disallows you from indicating the independent and unique keywords and content associated with each of your pages.
Be specific. If you're writing a meta title for your home page, never use simply "Home" or "Index Page". Remember, your meta title has to draw in viewers from the search results pages. so the meta title should tell your viewer, as well as the search engine, what each page is about specifically.
Pay attention to length. Google will crop your meta title on the results page after 66 characters, but Yahoo won't crop your title until 120 characters. To get the best results for both of these prominent engines, try to make your meta title have a primary and secondary length. Try to get a full sense of the main focus of the site within 66 characters, and then secondary information to read in Yahoo. Make sure that you don't leave words or phrases cut off in the middle. Find shortcuts too, such as using "&" instead of the word "and".
And finally, be sure to include at least one primary keyword in the meta title of each page. As mentioned before, the crawlers pay special attention to the meta title, so be sure to take advantage of the opportunity for search engine marketing. The meta title is the most important of the meta tags. and therefore they can be valuable SEO tools for web optimizers .
Origins of the essay resource type Edit
The following is perhaps of interest to action researchers. There are four main immediate sources for the idea of an "essay" resource type on Wikiversity. (1) User:SRego 's Design for the Environment project of Spring 2008 (with about 100 to 150 participants and a very high level of content creation).(2) User:CQ 's essay contest idea of October 2006, which was the origin of the essay category, and which was forgotten. (3) Wikipedia essays. (4) The rather obvious general experience that Wikiversity users were frequently using the main namespace for opinion pieces in an unregulated fashion - by defining a number of opinion-piece types, a more regulated approach to NPOV exceptions might be attained. --McCormack 12:25, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
If I would like to release my essays written as an undergraduate student here on Wikiversity, should that be in userspace (e.g. "user:UserName/EssayTitle") or somewhere in mainspace (e.g. "essay:EssayTitle")? I do not see a standardized suggestion for this. I think it would be a bad idea to publish essays to Wikiversity directly under their titles without a colon prefix, since college essays are very common and often on repeated topics (and individual titles can be very arbitrary). I think grouping them under an "essay:" prefix or placing them in userspace would prevent overcluttering mainspace with what would likely eventually become a large amount of confusingly similar-looking material. Nicole Sharp (discuss • contribs ) 20:06, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
Essays at Wikiversity are most often placed as a subpage under the subject of the essay. See Controversies in Science. Federal Writers' Project - Life Histories. Landmark Education. and Physics/Essays for some examples. There is no advantage to putting Essay: in the title. We don't have an Essay: namespace. We use subpages to reduce clutter. If putting all of the essays together by title makes sense, then it would be as subpages of Essays. but putting them under the corresponding subject would be more helpful for those looking to learn about that subject rather than essays in general. Adding Category:Essays to each page would allow anyone looking for essays specifically to be able to find them. You are also welcome to put them in user space, but keep in mind that user space is not searched by default and wouldn't be linked to from anywhere except your own user pages. In other words, you wouldn't really be sharing them with anyone, which limits the benefit of publishing them. Note that, in general, questions like these are best posted in the Colloquium. Most talk pages on Wikiversity are not monitored. I only saw this one because the Help:Essays page is a prime target for spammers selling essay "services". -- Dave Braunschweig (discuss • contribs ) 22:03, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
Open your page's settings from the Pages panel and add your SEO meta title and description in the SEO Settings section.
Dynamic page SEO meta title description
For dynamic pages, you'll define a pattern that all pages in a Collection will use for their meta title and description. That way, all Collection Items will automatically generate their meta title and description based on the pattern you defined.
To define your pattern, go to your Collection Template settings in the Pages Panel and add the Collection fields you want to use for your SEO meta title and description in the SEO Settings section.
Although we used to allow this, we have since moved away from allowing users to set site-wide SEO data. The reason is that unique titles and descriptions for each page of your site are significantly better for SEO, and lead to an overall better user experience.
For example, both the Title and Description on your homepage should be different than on your pricing page, as each page is meant to have its own unique purpose for your website.
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