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The meaning of the meta tag name"author"

Meta name author has no influenceHow to give credit to the person of company that made your website? You use the so called AUTHOR meta tag. There are also Content Management Systems (CMS) who will put the name of the actual person editing the page. If used like this, it is easy to find the right person who is responsible for a web-page.

Sometimes a CMS refers to the author in case of the writer and refers to the web-author in case of a mail server manager. Therefor you will also find the meta tag web-author.

This meta tag has no influence on your search engine ranking. Meta tags that do have a lot of influence are the title of your page, the meta keywords tag and the description meta tags


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

An example how to use the meta Author tag

How to make the meta tag Author? Add the following meta tag in the HTML source of your page:

<meta name="author" content="the news desk">

<meta name="author" content="John Smith">

Where should you add this meta author tag?

You may add this meta author tag to 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 and the language 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. 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 and different meta tags for each and every page.
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