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    What are Meta Language Tags?
    What are Meta Language Tags?

    Why should declare language of your website?

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    You did not specify which type of Meta Language Tags you were asking about so I'll cover them both. One looks like:
    <html lang="en">
    which belongs at the top of the html page, after the doctype declaration but before the <head> tag. That tells search engines and browsers that the language on this page is primarily English. There are many variations such as <html lang="en-US"> but essentially it is used to help sort and select your pages for the most appropriate visitors.

    The other type of Meta Language Tags are important only if your site has versions in multiple languages. It can tell Google which version of a page to serve in the serps for people with that language setting in their browser, and help Google find the same content in other languages on your site. For a website in English with an equivalent page in Spanish you would add a link to the Spanish page in the header of the English language page. The format looks like this:
    <link rel="alternate" hreflang="es" href="http://es.example.com/" />

    More complete information from Google is at: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/189077

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    Meta tag language declare to user the natural language of the document being indexed. The main reason behind this is that search engine search website based on language which is supported by the website. the syntax is,
    <meta name="language" content="language">
    You can add this tag in all the web pages of the website. We can add keyword which are relevant to the website or web page.

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    The meta tag language declares to users the natural language of the document being indexed. Search engines which index websites based on language often read this tag to determine which language(s) is supported.

    This tag is particularly useful for non-english and multiple language websites.

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    Meta Language Tags are the HTML tags to declare about what language you were using in your your webpage. In HTML elements, the language attribute specifies the natural language. This document is mostly concerned with how to specify the primary language(s) (there could be more than one) and the base language (there is only one) in HTML documents.

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    The language meta tags are used to define the language of your website as different to the coding language such as html. Use this code below the<head>tag and above the</head>, replace the XX with the language code.
    <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Language" content="XX">

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    What are Meta Language Tags?

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    Meta language tag is used to declare the primary language of your website. It's defined under the meta tags category and declared as:
    <meta http-equiv="content-language" content="fr" />

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    Note that you can also refine your language zone by adding the country

    en-EN or en-US
    fr-CA or fr-FR

    which can be very useful to send a strong signal to googlebot

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    Note that the country refinement to language meta tags should only be used when you have more than one variation. If all your pages are en-US then you should avoid using the country variation. Also note that the language belongs in the <html tag, not in a <meta http-equiv= tag which has long been deprecated.

    The HTTP Content-Language header can be used to provide metadata about the intended audience of the page, and can indicate that this is more than one language. The Content-Language value for an http-equiv attribute on a meta element should no longer be used. You should use a language attribute on the html tag to declare the default language of the actual text in the page.
    from W3: http://www.w3.org/International/ques...-http-and-lang

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