Usually we all uses the meta tags, but don't know properly what are these, their actual uses & their importance? So here I will explain you about meta tags and i hope it will be very helpful for you.
So let's start with definition :-
Meta tags are special type of html tags but these meta tags are not used in the html page to enhance the display of webpage on browser, however these Meta tags are special tags that are being used by the search engine so that search engine capture these meta tags into its index and display the webpages results in search engine result page. Some of the important meta tags that search engine identify are Meta Title, Meta Description, Meta keywords, Image alt tags, etc. Few things that are associated with Meta Tags are : -
All meta tags are placed in header section of the code.
Meta tags are used for Search engine Optimization purpose.
Meta tags are used to give instruction to the search engine robots/crawler.
Meta Title is an important tag which helps to get a webpage good rank on search engine for a certain keyword.