PUB2002: META Tags Do Not Work as Expected

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SYMPTOMS

If you include Web search information such as Web keywords (also known as META tags) on your Web page, you may experience the following behaviors:
  • Web searches that use those keywords are unsuccessful.
  • If you try to verify the Web keywords by using Microsoft bCentral, you receive a status of Not found.

    NOTE: For more information about bCentral and META tags, see the "More Information" section later in this article.

CAUSE

If you include Web search engine information in your Web publication, items that you enter in the Keywords box and the Description box are published in XML format instead of as META tag information. (To locate the Keywords box and the Description box, click Options on the Tools menu, and then click the Web Options button.)

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 OFFXP: How to Obtain the Latest Office XP Service Pack

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP-2).

MORE INFORMATION

META tags can describe a Web page, help search engines locate and index the page, and supply document information, such as when the page expires, how the page was created, and what theme it uses. META tags do not affect the appearance of the page.

For information about bCentral, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Microsoft bCentral - Meta Tags
http://www.microsoft.com/smallbusiness/online/services/hub.mspx
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For more information about the support options that are available and about how to contact Microsoft, visit the following Microsoft Web site:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS

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Article ID: 322041 - Last Review: October 24, 2013 - Revision: 4.3
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