Meta Tag Generator

Get SEO optimized meta tags generated for you... by hippos.


1) Put in a site title.  Make sure it has the keywords the page is optimized for as early as possible in the title.  The max length that shows up in Google results is 60 characters.

2) Write a description of 150 characters of what this page is about.  This does not necessarily have to have your keywords early on as it won't affect your rank. But it is good practice to have them somewhere in the description so readers tie it to what they are looking for.

3) Keywords.  Google ignores this so you can normally keep it blank, but if you want to be covered in some less used search engines you can add some.

4) Choose if you want the site to be indexed by search engines.  This should be kept at YES 99% of the time.

5) Choose whether you want Robots to follow the links in the page.  Again 99% of the time this should be yes unless this is a secret page.

6) Select the content type on the page.  UTF-8 works for most cases as long as your page is in English or uses Latin letters.

7) Choose the language your page is in.  Most search engines are good at detecting this automatically, but it does not hurt. 

8) Choose how often the Google spider should visit this page.  If it is a page you don't update much, choose 7 days.

9) If this is a blog post or article, put in the Authors name.  Otherwise you can leave it blank.

What are meta tags?

Meta tags are snippets of text that describe the content of a webpage.

They're used by search engines to help index and understand the content of a webpage. Meta tags are typically placed in the <head> section of a webpage and are invisible to users on the page but do affect how things appear on search results in engines like Google or Bing.

They're often used to provide information such as the page's title and description.  These tags, in particular the title tag, can help improve the page's search engine ranking.

However, it's important to note that meta tags are not a guarantee of high search engine rankings and are only one of many factors that search engines consider when ranking pages.

What are some common types of meta tags?

Some common kinds of meta tags include:

  • <title>: This is the title of the webpage, which is typically displayed in the title bar or tab of the web browser.
  • <meta name="description">: This is a brief description of the content of the webpage, which is often used by search engines as the snippet of text that appears below the page's title in the search results.
  • <meta name="keywords">: This is a list of keywords that are relevant to the content of the webpage, which can be used by search engines to help index and understand the page's content.  This tag is actually no longer used in Google, but is used for some other search engines.
  • <meta name="robots">: This is used to tell search engine robots (also known as "crawlers" or "spiders") how to index and treat the page. For example, you can use this tag to tell robots not to index the page or not to follow the links on the page.
  • <meta name="author">: This is used to specify the author of the webpage, which can be useful for giving credit to the person who wrote the content.
  • <meta name="viewport">: This is used to specify how the webpage should be scaled and displayed on mobile devices. It can be used to make the webpage responsive, so that it looks good on screens of all sizes.

These are just some examples of meta tags, and there are many other kinds of meta tags that you can use to provide additional information about your webpage