Instead, they provide information such as who created the page, how often it is updated, what the page is about, and which keywords represent the page’s content.
Many search engines use this information when building their indices." section to function.
The document will display nicely and the boss will gasp in wonderment at the glorious Web document you’ve created. Unlike normal HTML tags, META tags do not affect how the page is displayed.
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By William Harrel Part of HTML, CSS, and Java Script Mobile Development For Dummies Cheat Sheet The following table lists some of the most common HTML tags that you’ll use to build your website.
After you’ve worked in HTML for a little while, these tags will become second nature to you.
The META tag for this page might look something like this: Note that the attribute NAME defines what kind of META tag is being used, and the CONTENT attribute gives a list of key words and phrases that describe your page. You should put some serious effort into deciding exactly what keywords your page will use.
As you might imagine the highest occurring microformat types being used are by far Video Object (Schema.org) and Breadcrumb (RDFa).
This makes complete sense because those are the two that have the most direct value in the SERPs.
For a complete list see the W3schools Website, or the HTML5 specification.
for the next level down (subheadings), h3 for sub-sub-headings, etc.