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What is the meaning of the meta tag "ABSTRACT"

Almost no influence

The meta tag abstract can be used to indicate in just a very short sentence what the web-page is about. So every web-page of your website gets it's own abstract-tag.

This meta tag appears to be equal to the description meta tag but they are different. The description meta tag is used by many search engines as a small text under the click-able title. The abstract-tag is hardly used by anybody.

But there are several search engines that use this tag to archive your page. And this increases your change that your website will be better archived, including a link to your website. But we don't suggest that you edit all your web-pages to add this abstract-tag.

<meta name="abstract" content="text">

Example how to use the meta tag abstract

Add the following meta tag in the source of your web-page. The difference in spelling at the end of the tag is either you use     " /> = for xml or "> = for html.

<meta name="abstract" content="a very short description of your website ">

Where should you add this meta abstract 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 - Important SEO things to remember

We suggest that you use the Meta tags in your index.htm or index.html page. Then 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 and different meta tags for each and every page.
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