Our crawler automatically updates your listing. Your listing is based on the Meta Tags you have provided in the section of your homepage. For more information on Meta Tags see that question below.
They are information inserted into the "head" area of your web pages. Other than the title tag (explained below), information in the head area of your web pages is not seen by those viewing your pages in browsers. Instead, meta information in this area is used to communicate information that a human visitor may not be concerned with. Meta tags, for example, can tell a browser what "character set" to use or whether a web page has self-rated itself in terms of adult content.
Google Sitemaps is an experiment in web crawling. Using Sitemaps to inform and direct our crawlers, we hope to expand our coverage of the web and speed up the discovery and addition of pages to our index. By placing a Sitemap-formatted file on your web server, you enable our crawlers to find out what pages are present and which have recently changed, and to crawl your site accordingly.
Google Sitemaps is intended for all site owners, from those with a single webpage to companies with millions of ever-changing pages. If either of the following is true, then you may be especially interested in Google Sitemaps: * You want Google to crawl more of your pages. * You want to be able to tell Google when content on your site changes.
The HTML title tag isn't really a meta tag, but it's worth discussing in relation to them. Whatever text you place in the title tag (between the TITLE and /TITLE portions as shown in the example) will appear in the reverse bar of someone's browser when they view the web page. For instance, within the title tag of this page that you are reading is this text: "thegetrank.net Frequently Asked Questions". We use this as the title for your listing.
The meta description tag allows you to influence the description of your page in the crawlers that support the tag.
Look back at the example of a meta tag. See the first meta tag shown, the one that says "name=description"? That's the meta description tag. The text you want to be shown as your description goes between the quotation marks after the "content=" portion of the tag (generally, 200 to 250 characters may be indexed, though only a smaller portion of this amount may be displayed).
In review, it is worthwhile to use the meta description tag for your pages, not just for us, but because it gives you some degree of control with various other crawlers. An easy way to do this often is to take the first sentence or two of body copy from your web page and use that for the meta description content.