What is the meaning of the meta tag "DISTRIBUTION"
The meta tag distribution defines the level or degree of distribution of your web-page and how it should be classified in relation to methods of distribution on the world wide web. There are currently only three forms of distribution supported by the distribution tag:
- Global - indicates that your web-page is intended for everyone,
- Local - intended for local distribution of your document,
- IU - Internal Use, not intended for public distribution.
So if you put this meta tag in your web-page source and choose IU by accident you will end up being blocked and unfindable. The Distribution Meta Tag is not a commonly used tag because most web page authors intend for their distribution to be set to everyone or for Global distribution. If a page is online, people will find it!
If you use this tag, always use the Global-option.
<meta name="distribution" content="option">
Example how to use the meta tag distribution
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 " /> = xml or "> = html.
<meta name="distribution" content="global">
Where should you add this distribution tag?
You may add this distribution meta 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!