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What is meta refresh tag, should we use it..?

contactus1
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What is meta refresh tag, should we use it..?

hello friends
any one tell me.
What is meta refresh tag, should we use it..?
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cecille.l
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The META Refresh tag is used to automatically refresh the webpage after a set period of time. This is not advisable as doing so tends to disorient users. Some sites still use this though like news sites where the page refreshes after a time with updated content.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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I agree with Cecille. Google does not recommend website owners to use meta refresh tag as this will only post confusion wit users and search engine crawlers- who both may thought thus as an attempted redirect.

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garykirsten111
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Hello,

Totally agree with cecille l and marytordecilla both of you.

contactus1 wrote:What is meta refresh tag?


The meta redirect (meta refresh) tag is a meta http-equiv tag which, when inserted into the header of an HTML document, will cause the visitor's browser to load a new web page after a specified number of seconds have passed after the initial document has loaded, basically redirecting the visitor to the new page


contactus1 wrote:What is meta refresh tag, should we use it..?


We have to avoid the use of Meta Refresh tag because they are not Search Engine Friendly. Google Specifically recommends against meta refresh redirects because of usability reasons.

Hope it might be helpful to you.

Thanks and Regards,
Gary
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