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META tags are special HTML tags that are
read and used by web browsers and robots

There are two places that you will want to place your robot specific META tags with NetObjects Fusion.  Some META tags should go in the MasterBorder HTML <HEAD> area so that they will appear on every page of the web site. The META tags that are page specific (such as the page description, the page keywords, and the robots instructions) should be placed within the Layout HTML <HEAD> area so that they will appear only on the one page that they are specific to.

There are two ways you can get to the proper <HEAD> insertion location within NetObjects Fusion to place META tags.

  • From PAGE VIEW you can right click in the MasterBorder area and choose Master HTML from the drop down choice box (META tags will be placed on all pages from Master HTML). OR right click in the Layout area and choose Layout HTML (META tag will be placed only on that one page that you are working with in page view).
  • From PAGE VIEW click on the HTML button on the MasterBorder Properties palette or Layout Properties palettes

Whether you want the META tag on all pages or only on the a single page Click on the Between Head Tags tab and copy your META tag into the lower window. The Between Head Tags tab is the first one on the left and it is the default insertion location every time you access either the MasterBorder HTML OR Layout HTML areas in NetObjects Fusion.

Just remember anything placed within the MasterBorder <HEAD> HTML will appear on EVERY PAGE of the web site and anything placed in the Layout <HEAD> HTML will appear ONLY ON ONE PAGE of the web site.  View the source of any of these pages to get the feel for META tags. Use META Tags on every page!.  They are your best source for increasing traffic from search engine hits and indexing.

Suggested Robot META tags for the
MasterBorder HTML <HEAD> (on all pages)

<meta name="revisit-after" content="30 days">
<meta name="copyright" content="Copyright 2005 your information here, all rights reserved">
<meta name="author" content="your name or company name here">
<meta name="contact_addr"="a physical or E-mail address for you or your company">
<meta name="distribution" content="Global"> Other options: Local
<meta name="resourse-type" content="document">
<meta name="rating" content="Safe for Kids> Other options: general, adult, mature, restricted

Suggested Robot META tags for the
Layout HTML <HEAD> (for individual pages)

<meta name="description" content="place your page description here ">
<meta name="keywords" content="place page descriptive key words here, separated by comas">
<meta name="robots" content="index, follow">

 

All of the Robots META tag conventions are listed below
Choose only one that applies to the page you need to place it on

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Outside links and resources for more information about META tags

See what an indexing spider views when they visit your web site by placing your URL in the input box on this web site

http://www.spider-food.net

http://www.linkpopularity.com

http://searchengineworld.com

http://www.searchenginewatch.com

http://vancouver-webpages.com/META

http://www.101domain.com/biz/top_ranking.htm

http://www.drclue.net/F1.cgi/HTML/META/META.html

http://www.webdeveloper.com/html/html_metatags.html


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