Meta Tags Complete List

by on April 8th, 2008

For SEO purpose of website, I have compiled a complete possible list of Meta Tags in both HTML and XHTML format. You can find an online Meta Tags Generator link in the end too which will also suggest you that how much words you should use for each element where necessary. It will restrict you to add more than required hence meeting the SEO strict rules.

HTML Version
<meta name="keywords" content="">
<meta name="keyphrases" content="">
<meta name="description" content="">
<meta name="subject" CONTENT="Web Page Subject">
<meta name="abstract" content="">
<meta name="topic" content="">
<meta name="summary" CONTENT="">
<meta name="Classification" content="Business">
<meta name=geography content="">
<meta name="author" CONTENT="name, [email protected]">
<meta name="designer" CONTENT="">
<meta name="copyright" content="">
<meta name="reply-to" content="[email protected]">
<meta name="owner" content="">
<meta name=URL content="">
<meta name="identifier-URL" content="">
<meta name="directory" content="submission">
<meta name="category" content="">
<meta name="coverage" content="Worldwide">
<meta name="distribution" content="Global">
<meta name=Rating content="General">
<meta HTTP-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us">
<meta name="robots" CONTENT="FOLLOW,INDEX">
<meta name="robots" content="all">
<meta name="revisit-after" CONTENT="7 days">
<meta http-equiv="Expires" content="0">
<meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="no-cache">
<meta http-equiv="Cache-Control" content="no-cache">
XHTML Version
<meta name="keywords" content="" />
<meta name="keyphrases" content="" />
<meta name="description" content="" />
<meta name="subject" CONTENT="Web Page Subject" />
<meta name="abstract" content="" />
<meta name="topic" content="" />
<meta name="summary" CONTENT="" />
<meta name="Classification" content="Business" />
<meta name=geography content="" />
<meta name="author" CONTENT="name, [email protected]" />
<meta name="designer" CONTENT="" />
<meta name="copyright" content="" />
<meta name="reply-to" content="[email protected]" />
<meta name="owner" content="" />
<meta name=URL content="" />
<meta name="identifier-URL" content="" />
<meta name="directory" content="submission" />
<meta name="category" content="" />
<meta name="coverage" content="Worldwide" />
<meta name="distribution" content="Global" />
<meta name=Rating content="General" />
<meta HTTP-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us" />
<meta name="robots" CONTENT="FOLLOW,INDEX" />
<meta name="robots" content="all" />
<meta name="revisit-after" CONTENT="7 days" />
<meta http-equiv="Expires" content="0" />
<meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="no-cache" />
<meta http-equiv="Cache-Control" content="no-cache" />
<meta http-equiv="imagetoolbar" content="no">
or in case of XHTML
<meta http-equiv="imagetoolbar" content="no" />

Use the above ‘imagetoolbar’ meta tag of imagetoolbar of images if you want to disable image toolbar over images on mouse over event.

Online Meta Tags Generator Tool


4 Reviews

  1. smag says:

    Nice list, and thanks a lot.

  2. DB-Elements says:

    Nice listing. Been looking for this.

  3. Hiroshi says:

    @smita: I shall post a new article for all their explanations. meta name=url simply indicates current page url. This will be different for each page depending upon url. It is optional and not necessary.

  4. smita says:

    can you please explain the use of each tag. specially meta name=url. need this urgent