The <META> tag provides metadata about the HTML document. Meta tags are typically used to specify page description, keywords, author of the document, last modified, and other metadata. Here's a code example of meta tags:
Meta elements provide information about a given Web page, most often to help search engines categorize them correctly.
Meta Tags always goes inside the <HEAD> area and will not be displayed on the page. If you want to check or analyze the Meta Tags, you can right click the mouse button in the web page and then select "View page source", this feature is supported by most browsers. How ever, this method is not convenient.
I released PageRank Status 6.0 today. PageRank Status is a SEO extension for Chrome browser to easily access the Gogole PageRank, AlexaRank, balnklinks, traffic data, cached pages, whois, SNS profile and more. In version 6.0, it supports for displaying the SEO releated meta elements of current web page, here's a screenshot:
To analyze Meta Tags by PageRank Status, just follow the steps below:
Tips: You can set the PageInfo page as the first page in Options.
Here is a screenshot for checking the Meta Tags of Yahoo home page in Chrome: