If you're new
to web development and search engine optimization, you may find
this tool useful for ensuring your meta tags are correctly
formed. The tool has two fields -- Keywords and Description:
Keywords: Enter a short list of keywords and terms
related to your site. The terms can be separated by a comma, but
a delimiter is not required.
Description: Enter a brief description of your site and
what it offers. This is sometimes used by search engines as a
website’s “snippet” for search results.
About Meta Tags: At one point meta tags were
considered a relatively important factor by search engines.
AltaVista and other older search engines used them to help
determine a site’s theme as well as relevance to a given term.
This is no longer the case; search engines now rely on much more
advanced techniques to do this. That said, meta tags still have
some life left in them; they are sometimes used as the snippet
of a site's content in search engine result pages by Google, and
possibly other search engines. It's also possible they still
have a little influence with some search engines in determining
a site’s content.