meta tag



  • noun
    (written as meta-tag)
    a keyword or description command used on a web page to enable it to be found by search engines


  • In a language such as HTML or XML, a tag which provides information about a Web page. For example, such a tag may specify keywords, describe content, redirect to another page, or detail the frequency of updates. Meta tags are usually included in the header of Web pages, and any given header may contain multiple such tags. Also spelled metatag. Also called meta element (2).
  • synonymmeta element