Remove obsolete meta tags

Description

According to my SEO guy there's an obsolete meta-tag being used by dnn - not sure if this hurts anything - but being obsolete would be nice to have it removed. I can remove it from the default.aspx page - but it would be put back at each and every update.

Here's what I got from him:

The following link shows which meta tags Google uses: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/79812?hl=en

Google and EVERY search engine ignore this tag nowadays. The tag was originally developed by a small Canandian Engine called "SearchBC". It was the only engine that used this tag many years ago and it even admits it doesn't use it anymore. Generally, the tag doesn't hurt anything except by being useless. However, in the SEO community, anyone that has this tag on their site is generally considered a bad SEO. It gives our competitors easy ammo to mock us. As such, I would prefer if DNN could remove this from the core code. I am not sure if they would ever accept advice, but I would be interested in helping them understand SEO for the purposes of development a better product. This kind of stuff just shouldn't happen.

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Andy Walker
May 12, 2014, 1:22 PM

My apologies Sebastian - I copied and pasted from my SEO guy. The one in particular is the REVISIT-AFTER meta tag

Sebastian Leupold
May 13, 2014, 8:35 AM

Andrew, thanks for the clarification.
it would be helpful, if there would be a configurable list of metatags per website (default) and page.

Joe Brinkman
December 10, 2014, 1:52 PM
Edited

Meta tags are now configurable. However, the revisit-after tag is still included by default. This tag is still valid in HTML5. The HTML 5 meta name spec says that any registered metaname tag is valid.

Ken Grierson
December 17, 2014, 1:43 AM

Marked Closed/Duplicate in error

Ken Grierson
December 17, 2014, 1:50 AM

Verified the code is in the build
Verified Meta Tags are accepted in a page
Verified Meta Tags are emitted correctly by viewing page source

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Ken Grierson

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Andy Walker

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