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Adding meta tags

If you ever want your web page to be seen at all by anyone, you're gonna have to submit it to search engines. Most search engines have a "Add URL" feature where you can submit your site to to be listed. Before you do that, however, there's something very important you need to do- categorize your page using the <meta> tag. The <meta> tag allows you associate specific keywords with your page, so when surfers type in those keywords in a search engine, they will be lead to your site. Furthermore, this tag also allows you to specify a short description of your page that will be shown on the search engine page when your page is found. The syntax for this tag is as follows:

<meta name="keywords" content="keywords here">
<meta name="description" content="description here">

Where "keywords here" is a list of keywords that you wish to be associated with your page, and "description here" the short description describing it. Here's a complete example that categorizes a page on pets:

<html>
<head>
<meta name="keywords" content="dogs, cats, pets, ">
<meta name="description" content="Click here to learn more about pets!">

</head>
<body>
Many families nowadays own pets...
"
"
</body>
</html>

The meta tag is inserted inside the <head> section. Keywords entered into the <meta> tag should each be separated by a comma. Once your site is categorized, submitting it to search engines will yield much better results in terms of people finding your site!