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Working with HTML Head Tags

Each page contains information about the document in the head section. You can set the properties of head elements to control how your pages are identified on the Web by search browsers. You can insert the following head tags: meta, keywords, description, refresh, base, or link. A meta tag records information about the current page, such as encoding, author, copyright, or keywords. The keywords and description tags record information many search engines, such as Google or Yahoo, look for to create an index for your page for use in their search results databases. For the best results, specify a few descriptive keywords and a short description for a page. The refresh tag specifies the amount of time before the page is refreshed in a browser. The base tag sets the base URL that all document-relative paths in the page use. The link tag defines a relationship between the current page and another file. After you insert a head tag, you can always make changes and adjustments by using the head content, selecting the head element, and making changes in the Properties panel.

View and Insert Head Tags

  • green-circle-1.jpg Open the Web page you want to view and change head properties.
  • green-circle-2.jpg To insert head tags, click the Insert menu, point to HTML, point to Head Tags, and then select the tag you want: Meta, Keywords, Description, Refresh, Base, or Link.
  • green-circle-3.jpg Enter the information or specify the options you want, and then click OK.
  • green-circle-4.jpg Click the View menu, and then click Head Content.
  • green-circle-5.jpg To edit an element, click one of the icons in the head section to select it, and then change the properties you want in the Properties panel.
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