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Business SEO Basics Better SEO Through Code Title Tag and Meta Description

how to write a meta description

how do you write a meta description. Where do you nest it, etc. Thanks guys!

  <title>Star Wars Merchandise</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
  <meta description
    <p>Star Wars Merchandise</p>
    <p>Boba Fett Shirts</p>
    <p>Available in white; sizes S-M-L-XL</p>
    <p>Darth Maul Hat</p>
    <p>Available in black or white at <a href="http://hats.com">Hats.com</a></p>

The meta tag in general is placed in the head element of the HTML page, as you have - what the code is showing you however, is that the tag isn't closed. each HTML Tag should be opened with < and closed with > The description attribute is part of the meta tag and will be added thus: <meta name="description"> most likely there is going to be a following Tag in most cases, which is content="", hence the whole construct would look like this: <meta name="description" content="some random content">, but for the example above, you would simply need <meta name="description">