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Open Graph Meta Tags


Learn how to use the article:tag meta tag to improve your site.

Used within the Open Graph protocol to specify a tag (keyword) associated with an article. This helps define the topics or terms that represent the content, making it more discoverable and relevant in social media searches and feeds.

Code Examples

<meta property="article:tag" content="JavaScript" />
Indicates that the article is relevant to JavaScript, making it more discoverable to those interested in this programming language.
<meta property="article:tag" content="CSS" />
Signifies the article’s relevance to CSS, targeting audiences interested in web design and styling.
<meta property="article:tag" content="Everything" />
Using a generic tag like "Everything" is too vague and does not target any specific audience or search query.
<meta property="article:tag" content="" />
An empty content attribute fails to provide any SEO or social sharing benefits, missing the opportunity to increase discoverability.


  • Relevance is Key
    Choose keywords that are highly relevant to the article's content. This isn’t just about SEO; it’s about user engagement. Irrelevant tags may mislead users and result in lower engagement rates.
  • Limit the Number
    While there’s no official limit, it’s wise to limit yourself to around 3-5 tags to ensure focused relevancy. Too many tags can dilute the article’s perceived focus.

Related Documentation

Related Meta Tags

Defines the author(s) of an article for social media platforms, particularly when shared. It helps in categorizing content by authorship on platforms like Facebook.

<meta property="article:author" content="John Doe">
Specifies "John Doe" as the author, providing clear and direct authorship information.

Specifies the date and time when the article is considered to be expired or outdated. It is used by social media platforms like Facebook to understand the relevance of content.

<meta property="article:expiration_time" content="2023-12-31T23:59:59+00:00">
Sets a clear and precise expiration date and time for the article, using ISO 8601 format.

Indicates the date and time when the article was last modified, helping social media platforms and search engines understand content recency.

<meta property="article:modified_time" content="2023-05-10T14:45:00Z">
Specifies the article was last modified on May 10th, 2023 at 2:45 PM UTC, following the recommended ISO 8601 format.

Defines the original publication date of an article or webpage. This helps search engines and social media platforms understand when the content was first published, which can be crucial for SEO and content freshness.

<meta property="article:published_time" content="2023-04-01T12:00:00Z">
Specifies the UTC time when the article was published. The correct use of ISO 8601 format ensures accurate parsing by platforms and devices.

Defines the section or category that the content belongs to. This tag is part of the Open Graph protocol, which is used to ensure that content is displayed attractively when shared on social platforms.

<meta property="article:section" content="Technology">
Good use of a broad yet specific category that clearly indicates the general subject area of the content.