Free Meta Tag Extractor!

Easily & automatically extract meta tags from any website.

This handy tool will help you quickly extract meta tags from any web page you desire! Collect titles, descriptions and keywords to ensure they are within the recommended amount of characters. You will also get a preview of how your page will look in Google's search results, plus, you'll be able to edit the extracted tags in real time! This helps to ensure that your meta tags stay within optimal guidelines for search engine results.

What are meta tags and what do they do?

Meta tags are simply small snippets of text that describe what that specific webpage is all about. While many meta tags exist, only a few major ones are necessary. Meta tag information is used in many ways, from giving your browser tab a title, to what appears on Google's search results. Meta tags are not displayed on the website itself, they only provide background information for browsers (and other web services) to help understand what it is about. Overall, meta tags are a small piece of the large algorithmic puzzle that search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo use when determining which results are the most relevant to your query.

Example Meta Tags
<title>Your page title.</title>
<meta name="description" content="Your page description.">
<meta name="keywords" content="Your page keywords.">
<meta charset='UTF-8'>
<meta name='subject' content='your website's subject'>
<meta name='copyright' content='company name'>
<meta name='language' content='ES'>
<meta name='robots' content='index,follow'>
<meta name='revised' content='Sunday, July 18th, 2010, 5:15 pm'>
<meta name='abstract' content=''>
<meta name='topic' content=''>
<meta name='summary' content=''>
<meta name='Classification' content='Business'>
<meta name='author' content='name, [email protected]'>
<meta name='designer' content=''>
<meta name='reply-to' [email protected]'>
<meta name='owner' content=''>
<meta name='url' content=''>
<meta name='identifier-URL' content=''>
<meta name='directory' content='submission'>
<meta name='pagename' content='jQuery Tools, Tutorials and Resources - O'Reilly Media'>
<meta name='category' content=''>
<meta name='coverage' content='Worldwide'>
<meta name='distribution' content='Global'>
<meta name='rating' content='General'>
<meta name='revisit-after' content='7 days'>
<meta name='subtitle' content='This is my subtitle'>
<meta name='target' content='all'>
<meta name='HandheldFriendly' content='True'>
<meta name='MobileOptimized' content='320'>
<meta name='date' content='Sep. 27, 2010'>
<meta name='search_date' content='2010-09-27'>
<meta name='DC.title' content='Unstoppable Robot Ninja'>
<meta name='ResourceLoaderDynamicStyles' content=''>
<meta name='medium' content='blog'>
<meta name='syndication-source' content=''>
<meta name='original-source' content=''>
<meta name='verify-v1' content='dV1r/ZJJdDEI++fKJ6iDEl6o+TMNtSu0kv18ONeqM0I='>
<meta name='y_key' content='1e39c508e0d87750'>
<meta name='pageKey' content='guest-home'>
<meta itemprop='name' content='jQTouch'>
<meta http-equiv='Expires' content='0'>
<meta http-equiv='Pragma' content='no-cache'>
<meta http-equiv='Cache-Control' content='no-cache'>
<meta http-equiv='imagetoolbar' content='no'>
<meta http-equiv='x-dns-prefetch-control' content='off'>

View ALL Basic HTML Meta Tags

Title Tag

While technically not a meta tag, this tag is still the most important out of the 3 we will discuss. This tag will have an effect on where you end up on search results, so do your research and choose wisely! Another unique characteristic of title tags are it's the only meta tag that's visible to both user and web page crawler.

Description Attribute

An important meta tag that's typically used in conjunction with the <title> tag. Just as the name implies, you should provide a relevant and brief description of what the page is about. These descriptions are (usually) what will appear on search results. I say usually because sometimes search engines will use snippets of text directly from your page, rather then your provided description. We highly recommended using this meta tag.

Keyword Attribute:

Ahh yes - the good old keyword attribute, once loved and now (almost) forgotten. Many years ago this tag had some benefits, but due to abuse by spammers Google and others eventually devalued it. In fact, it was reported that Bing mainly uses it to flag and penalize spammy sites. Overall, it seems the keyword tag is no longer useful and may actually be detrimental to your rankings.

TL;DR: Title tags and meta descriptions are a must, give keyword attributes a pass. Use relevant, useful and optimized tags to improve your rankings and help users find your page.