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What is the meaning of the meta name "GENERATOR" tag

How do you add a description of the program you used building your website ? You use the so called meta name generator tag, also known as the formatter tag. This tag you can add to the html of your website, in your metatags.

<meta name="generator" content="program">
or use:

<meta name="formatter" content="program">

Example how to use the meta name generator tag

Add the following meta tag in the HTML source of your page:

<meta name="generator" content="Dreamweaver">
<meta name="generator" content="EditPlus">
<meta name="generator" content="Frontpage">

<meta name="generator" content="NetObjects Fusion 4.0 for Windows"><meta name="generator" content="FrontPage 4.0"><meta name="generator" content="WordPress"><meta name="generator" content="Joomla!"><meta name="generator" content="Wordpress 2.x.x"><meta name="generator" content="Macromedia Dreamweaver"><meta name="generator" content="Joomla! - Copyright Open Source
                                              Matters. All rights reserved." />
<meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage 6">

Where should you add this generator tag?

You may add the meta tags in all of your web-pages, so not only in the first index page. Make sure that on every page relevant meta tags are added.  Add keywords and phrases that are relevant and correspond to the text on that specific page. It might be a lot of work to add specific meta tags to each page but you will notice in time that it works!

Meta tags Summary - how to use the meta name generator tag


We suggest that you use Meta tags in your index.htm or index.html page. Than in all other important pages and last but not least in all the pages of your website. Make sure to put some extra effort in it, it will attract extra visitors to your web-page. Create relevant different meta tags for each and every page.

  1. Read why meta tags are important and how they affect the search engines.
  2. Use our meta tags generator to create the correct meta tags.
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