Metatags with or without an accent


Should the metatags be put with or without an accent?

That is, like this:

<meta name="keywords" content="camión, árbol, lápiz"/>

Or so?

<meta name="keywords" content="camion, arbol, lapiz"/>

My doubt really is if the indexers can recognize the accents.

asked by gibran alexis moreno zuñiga 13.01.2017 в 00:47

2 answers


My question really is whether the indexers can recognize the accents.

YES , the search engines can recognize the accents of your metatags however this will directly affect the search results in them, I would simply advise you to add the encoding that you occupy, for example:

<meta charset="UTF-8">

Here you can see a search on google and compare the difference of results with this other than the word Avion and Airplane , respectively.

As you can see, the first search with the word Avion threw us:


About 100,000,000 results (0.63 seconds)

And with Airplane :


About 56,800,000 results (0.66 seconds)

Here you have another example with two more words without accents, and same with tilde; massotherapie montreal , massotherapie montréal .

In conclusion you can put them with tilde but in one way or another the search will be directly affected through browsers.

answered by 13.01.2017 / 01:03

I think there would be no problem, although doing a bit of searching the specification of the charset has nothing to do with the coding of metas .

charset: Specifies the character encoding for the HTML document

<meta charset="UTF-8">

then we conclude that the UTF-8 will only encode the content of the html and not the meta. but giving an alternative to your problem, you can have several

  <meta name="description" content="Free Web tutorials">
  <meta name="keywords" content="HTML,CSS,JavaScript">
  <meta name="author" content="John Doe">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">

with that you can put a goal with an accent and another without an accent

answered by 13.01.2017 в 00:54