How and What Meta Tags to use for SEO?

Hi everyone! Today we will talk about something that every website owner wants to master: Meta Tags. You will need them for SEO on your website in order to be easily found on search engines.

Let’s get into the work! Meta tags are code tags that you might want to add to your website code. If you did not code your website but used a CMS, you will always find a place in which to write the content for the main meta tags.

Meta tags help search engines get information about your website so that they can show your website for relevant searches. They will also help your website get into top rankings because the more information search engines have about your website, the more chances you have to be found.

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However you need to be very careful on what you write in these meta tags because they can have an influence on your ranking. They were extremely useful a few years ago but they now lost a bit of importance. However they are still a bit useful for SEO but also to give information about your website to the people who search for websites like yours.

Here is a list of the most important meta tags and what you should use them for:

  • Meta charset: {<meta charset=”UTF-8″>}. This tells search engines that they need to read all the letters that you wrote on your website as they are. For example, depending on the language, if you do not use this tag letters with accents will become other letters.
  • Meta description: {meta name=”description” content=”This description will show up in search results.”>}.  This is the description that appears on search engines when people search for something. Your URL will appear with a small description of your website under it. This is the description you wrote in this tag. If you do not have any description meta tag, search engine will automatically write a description for your website according to the information your website gives.
  • Meta keywords: {<meta name=”keywords” content=”HTML,CSS,PHP,PYTHON”>}. These are all the keywords of your website. This tag was extremely important before but has lots a bit of importance now. However it will do nothing bad to your website if you use it.
  • Language tag: {<html lang=”en”>}. This tag is used to tell search engines the language of the content on your website. It used to be a meta tag but is now counted as an attribute as you can see in this case.
  • Meta device: {<meta name=”viewport” content=”width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0″>}. This tag is used to change the height and width of your website depending on the device used by the visitor. This is due to the fact that a website is shown differently on a desktop and a phone screen for example.

There are lots of other meta tags but the most important are here. I will describe more specific meta tags in future posts. I will also get into robot tags in the future. If you want me to talk about a tag in particular, just leave a like and a comment!

What is robotics?

As you all probably know, robots have experienced a great advance during the last few decades. They are becoming more and more present in our lives. But what is robotics exactly?

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Robotics is actually a word that is used to describe a branch of engineering that has to do with the manufacture, design, conception and operation of robots. It is basically everything that has to do with robots. A robot is a machine able to carry out a list of tasks automatically, almost always programmable by a computer. Now let’s talk coding: what languages are used to program robots and which ones are the best?

This is a question people often ask when the begin programming robots and the problem is that the answer is not simple. Depending on the person you ask this question, the answer will be different. This is why I will give you a list of the 10 most popular languages used in robotics.

  1. C/C++
  2. Python
  3. Java
  4. C#/.NET
  5. MATLAB
  6. Assembly
  7. HDLs
  8. LISP
  9. BASIC/Pascal
  10. Industrial Robot Languages

This is just a brief overview of the most famous languages so if you want to know more about one of the languages follow our blog and leave a comment to tell me which one you would like me to talk about. Personally, I will start teaching you Arduino, a language which uses C/C++.

What will I teach you in future blog posts about Arduino?

In future blog posts, I will teach you the basics of Arduino and then we will start going further in the language and make small programs using an Arduino board and the Arduino free software, so if you want to learn more about Arduino, stay tuned and follow us. Feel free to comment and like the post if you liked it!

How to get into top ranking on Google? Part #1

This is basically THE question everyone asks! Everyone wants to know how to get his/her website on top of Google’s searches.

Firstly, I’d like to abolish all the rumors on the internet. Keywords are no longer being used by Google to create the ranking! They announced it, it’s official. Keywords are certainly used to attract visitors to your website but not to get top ranked.

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There are a few things you need to take into consideration when building your website:

  1. Social Media
  2. Meta tags
  3. Backlinks
  4. Content
  5. Online advertising
  6. SEO optimization

There are more things but these are the main ones. Therese is an awful lot to say about these 6 points so I won’t get into details for each one in this blog post. I will create different posts for each point in the future.

What you also need to know is that all search engines do not work and rank the same way. They have a lot in common but there are a few differences. I will also talk more deeply about that in the future.

If you think website developers should take more things into consideration to be top ranked or want me to cover a specific part of SEO, leave a comment!

 

What does CSS stand for? What is it?

You might be wondering why you’ve heard these three letters a lot of times already without even knowing what it means? Well, from now on, you will know everything you need to know on it.

Css is the Cascading Style Sheets language. It is used to style webpages. If you want your website to look professional, you will NEED to use CSS. You will need it to style images with shadows, texts with font-styles and font-colors,  small animations….

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CSS needs to be used together with Html. You need to link your Html page to a CSS page so that your CSS code can be understood by the computer.

This language is extremely powerful and is, in my opinion, the easiest coding language out there.

Follow the blog if you want to learn how to code with CSS! We will post tutorials about CSS later on.

 

 

What is Html? What do we use it for?

Have you ever wondered what Html actually is? You might have already come across this word hundreds of times on the internet without even knowing what it is!

Come on, read this post and you’ll feel a lot more clever!

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Html is the Hypertext Markup Language. Now, you might be thinking what you’re reading  is not for you because of that strange name but actually, this language is ONE OF THE simplest coding languages you will ever find!

And guess what? It is super powerful! It’s easy to learn, intuitive and powerful. Html is the base of a website. You need it if you want to write text, display images, videos, sounds, colors…Together with CSS(mettre css en lien avec le post css dans brouillons), they are the basis of websites and web applications.

If you want to learn coding, you NEED to start with Html. There is no choice. Without it, you’re lost. There are many free tutorials to learn this language on the internet and I will start posting tutorials too! So, follow the blog and wait for new tutorials on it!

For more infos on Html , you can visit their official website.

Was this post useful? Follow our blog and share it! Leave a comment for any question or suggestion! We will post tutorials for Html later on and will start talking about CSS too!

 

How to set up a perfect coding environment?

You might be asking yourself this question! That’s great because in this post, I will give you all the tips needed and useful softwares to start coding and developing!

Firstly, you will need a code editor. This is a page (just like a Microsoft Word document) on which you will write your code. You can not write your code anywhere, otherwise your computer can not understand that what you have written is a piece of code and so, can not transform it into beautiful webpages or games.

There are hundreds of coding editors on the internet. Every developer has its own favorite. Of course, you can start on one and use another one whenever you want!

I personally recommend Atom.io. This is my favorite. It is very powerful and accepts almost every coding language. However, some developers prefer platforms like Notepad++ or even Sublime Text. All these platforms are entirely free to download.

But I recommend you start with Atom.io as it is very intuitive and easy to use. It is available onMac and Windows.

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Now that you have a text editor, you can start coding! Never forget that you can use any text editor but you always have to precise the particle “.the coding language you used”at the end of the name you gave to your document.

Example: MyWebPage.html

It’s the end of this post;) Leave a comment and follow us if you liked it or have any suggestions. We will post more articles about Atom.io and text editors and we will start posting about web languages too!

What web language would you like us to talk about first? Leave a comment!

What’s coding all about?

Discover what coding is all about.

First thing first! Coding is everywhere around you when surfing on the web. Every single letter and image you see on google is a piece of code. There are many programming languages like Html, CSS, Python, Javascript, PHP… All these languages are used by developers to create webpages, video games…

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A line of code is basically an order given to the computer. The coding vocabulary is specific as the computer can only interpret certain things.

Your computer’s job is to transform your code or the code written by developers into understandable and beautiful things.

There are two types of code:

– Front-End code

– Back-End code

The Front-End code is all you see. It can be text, hyperlinks, images, videos, buttons, colors….The most popular languages for Front-End coding are Html and CSS.

In contrary, the Back-End code is all you don’t see. This is all the stuff that has to do with keeping and using data, asking something to the user… For example, the fact of sending data using a form in Back-End coding. Examples of languages used for Back-End coding are PHP and Javascript.