Configuring Meta Tags

Configuring Meta Tags

by John Vincent


Posted on May 12, 2018



This is part of a series of discussions regarding Deploying to a Digital Ocean Droplet.

For more details, please see Deploy TaskMuncher

Configuring Meta Tags

Basic meta tags

<meta charset="utf-8">
  <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    
  <meta name="description" content="TaskMuncher by John Vincent">
  <meta name="keywords" content="TaskMuncher, Task Management">
  <title>TaskMuncher</title>

  <meta name="author" content="John Vincent">
  <link rel="author" href="https://plus.google.com/107711732062970686024"/>

Meta tags for search engines

Check the meta tags for all URLs

meta-description
meta-keywords

Ensure they:

  • describe the page
  • refer to words on the page
  • description should be a sentence that on its own would make sense to the reader
  • are unique for the page

These tags will not add value with regards to search engines but poorly chosen values could negatively impact search engine page value.

Open Graph Protocol

Open Graph

Open Graph Standard

Open Graph Validate meta tags

Choice of meta tags is based on this document.

<meta property="og:locale" content="en_US" />
<meta property="og:type" content="website" />
<meta property="og:title" content="TaskMuncher"/>
<meta property="og:description" content="TaskMuncher by John Vincent"/>
    
<meta property="og:url" content="https://www.taskmuncher.com">
<meta property="og:image" content="https://www.taskmuncher.com/images/john-vincent.jpg">
<meta property="og:image:alt" content="John Vincent">
<meta property="og:image:width" content="449" />
<meta property="og:image:height" content="449"  />

Meta Tags

These tags do change.

Twitter Developer

Twitter Standard

Validate meta tags

<meta name="twitter:card" content="summary" />
<meta name="twitter:title" content="TaskMuncher"/>
<meta name="twitter:description" content="TaskMuncher by John Vincent"/>
<meta name="twitter:site" content="@johnvincentio"/>
<meta name="twitter:image" content="https://www.taskmuncher.com/images/john-vincent.jpg"/>
<meta name="twitter:creator" content="@johnvincentio"/>

Facebook Meta Tags

<meta property="fb:app_id" content="">

This is the Facebook App Id. For details regarding obtaining a Facebook Id, see:

Facebook Tool

Facebook checker

  • Provide the site URL

Checks a bunch of meta tags.

Twitter and Google Image

Note

<meta property="og:image" content="https://www.taskmuncher.com/images/john-vincent.jpg">

<meta name="twitter:image" content="https://www.taskmuncher.com/images/john-vincent.jpg"/>

Ensure that file exists and is accessible.