How to Analyze Meta Tag Using Free Meta Tags Analyzer by Metatags.org

“Meta tag” is a tag in the HTML format that describes some information of the web page contents. The meta tag is commonly placed to the <head> section of the HTML page. Although there are several types of meta tags, the most well known for search engine are “title meta tag” and “description meta tag”.

A “title meta tag” is an element displayed in the search engine result pages which used to inform visitors the title of the specific web page. This meta has become an important thing for both search engines and visitors which would like to know about our topic based on the title of the website. So it is very important to make or create high-quality titles on your web pages.

“Description meta tag” is a tag of a website page that describes the summary of each page in search engine results. This meta contains more word instead of page title that usually has a few words which may not be able to define the description summary of the article post.

Description meta tag usually displayed in search engine result pages which beneficial for Google or other search engine visitors in seeing the page content of our websites. Description meta tag gives visitors a clear idea of the site’s content and encourages visitors to click your link in the search engine result pages (SERP). So make sure that every page on your site has a description meta tag.

For the best practice, you must have a title tag which consists of 60 – 70 characters and meta description which consists of maximum 160 characters length. Don’t be too long in determining title and description meta tag to avoid getting truncated in the search result page snippet. Also, avoid the duplicate meta description tags in your pages. It is advised that you have a unique meta description on every page because the identical or similar descriptions on every web pages aren’t beneficial for visitors. Make sure that you create and provide a high-quality description on every page that makes a good impact on your search engine traffic.

The “title tag” and the “meta description tag” of spesific page can be seen as the example below : meta tag

How to Analyze Meta Tag Has Been Created ?

To check the visibility of the description meta tags (can be created by Meta Tag Manager plugin for WordPress sites), you can use an online “Free Meta Tag Analyzer” provided by Metatags.org. In its page, they said that their robot will spider your website and you will notify directly on the screen the test results with comments about what is wrong and how it can be solved. Unlike other online services, such as SEMRush or SEOCentro, Free Meta Tag Analyzer is completely simple and free of charge (you don’t need to sign up or buy this service). We can also use this tool as often as we like and immediately give you a live result.

This is an example of meta tag analyzing result using Free Meta Tag Analyzer by metatags.org for my homepage URL : meta tag analyzer

In the above screenshot you will see different comments marked by 3 (three) different colour :

  1. Green : correct meta tag.
  2. Orange : we need to improve the meta tag.
  3. Red : we must change the meta tag.

As a summary, we can say that both on title tag and description tag length, there are green results. It means that I don’t need to change or modify the tags.

Title (green) : this tag contains 47 characters (this website has a good title).
Description (green) : this tag contains 129 characters (this website has a good meta description tag).
Keywords (orange) : this tag contains 81 characters (we can add up to 20 keywords).
Robots (red) : this tag contains 0 characters (found no robots meta tag). This tag isn’t actually needed but helps spiders to index the web page.
Author (red) : this tag isn’t really required but helps for your name recognition.

For different page other than the homepage, we can see the test result as below : meta tag analyzer

Title (red) : this tag contains 115 characters (this tag contains too many characters).
Description (green) : this tag contains 138 characters (this website has a good meta description tag).
Keywords (red) : this tag contains 0 characters (the keywords tag still used by some of the search engines).
Robots (red) : this tag contains 0 characters (found no robots meta tag). This tag isn’t actually needed but helps spiders to index the web page.
Author (red) : this tag isn’t really required but helps for your name recognition.

Finally, although Meta Tag Analyzer is a free online service and providing a correct and complete information about your meta tag, the comments may be regarded as general advice.

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