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These are the META tags that are available from the Site View Properties palette
in NetObjects Fusion 7.5 and later versions

META tags are listed alphabetically and the most important META tags are in RED

META tag Name


The Abstract META tag is very similar to the description META tag with the except that an abstraction is a brief summary of the entire web site. Normally the Abstract META tag content is a one line sentence which gives a general overview of the entire web site. Search engines normally do not use this Tag and those that do read it do not give it as much weight as others META tags, it is a useful complement to search engines that read the first few lines of text in the <HEAD> of your web pages.


The Author META tag states who the author of the web document is.  You should use your name or your companies name as the author.


This is a general information META tag.  Using the contact_addr META tag will give any site visitor a way to contact you in order to ask to use your copyrighted information or a way to contact you if they like what you have done and want you to create a web page for them.


The copyright META tag places your copyright notice on every web document if you place it in your home page.  All of your web pages should have this and a physical copyright notice on each and every page.


The date META tag lists the creation date of the HTML document or web site.


The description META tag is just what it says a description of the page.  Search engines that support the description META tag will display the contents of this META tag along with the page title in their results. Web spiders will usually grab the entire contents of the description META tag, but you should remember that when a search engine displays the results to a user, the space is limited to usually the first  20 words of the description content. Use the description text along with your page title to grab the attention of a user. When creating your description META tags, you should make the beginning of the description to capture attention and use the rest of the description tag to elaborate further.


The distribution META tag defines the level of distribution for the web page and how it should be categorized in relation to distribution on the web. There are only three options supported by the distribution tag:
Global The web page is intended for full distribution to everyone.
Local The web page is intended for local distribution only.
IU Internal Use and not intended for public display.


The expires META tag sets the expiration date of the document being indexed by search engines. If your web site is running a limited time offer or special event or there is a date, after which your page will no longer be valid, you should include the Expires META tag to indicate to search engines when to delete your web page from their database. The expires tag is normally used in combination with the Revisit tag as a means to get search engines to re-walk a web page after a set number of days.

Valid form for usage: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 22:00:00 GMT


This sets the Generator meta tag where NetObjects Fusion identifies itself as the tool used to create the web pages


The keywords META tag is used by some search engines to categorize your web site based on the content of the keywords tag.  Choose only keywords that are relevant to your site and avoid repetition as many search engines will penalize your rankings for attempting to "spam" their system. Keywords are similar to the Description META Tag, search engines give priority to the first few words in your description, so focus on your main keywords and then elaborate further by using  other related words.


The language META tag declares to search engine the language of the document being indexed. Search engines which index web sites based on language will read this tag to determine which language(s) is supported. The language META tag is very useful for non-English as well as multiple language web sites. 

Valid options are the 2 letter code specified in the ISO 639 document.


The rating META tag is read by many of the content management programs that restrict page display based on a rating setting.

Valid options are: general, mature, adult, restricted (use only one)


The refresh META tag is used to redirect or "refresh" users to another web page after "X" number of seconds (where x is expressed as a numeric value representing seconds). This META tag is most often used when a URL or domain name has changed by presenting a text comment that the URL has changed and that the visitor will be redirected to another web page. Some search engines penalize for this type of META tag because it creates the opportunity for webmasters to spam search engines with similar URLs which all lead to the same page.

Valid form of usage: x;URL=http://www.???.com/???.html (where x is a numeric value and ??? represents the name of the other site and page)


The revisit-after META tag defines how often a search engine spider should come to your web site to re-walk it. This tag is primarily designed for web pages that have their content change frequently. The revisit-after META Tag is used in conjunction with the expires META tag to force a spider to return when a page is no longer relevant and/or removed.  This tag is supported by most search engines and should be made use of if your content changes on a regular basis.  If your content is reasonably static set the revisit date to 30 or 60 days or do not use this tag and your site will be placed in the normal reindex rotation.


The robots META tag is used to control indexing spiders (or robots). These are automated programs that spider/walk your web site using the internal links.  These robots search your site and determine how to categorize the information you submitted to the search engine. Typically you should only submit the home page and then a robot will visit your site and collect all of the sub pages and related links from your home page. This tag enables you to control which pages you would like indexed and which you would like to have ignored. As an example: you may have certain pages and directories such as your assets folder that you may not want indexed by the search engines. Using the robots META tag, you can state which pages to follow (index) and which pages to ignore completely.  click here to view all of the robots options


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