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Meta Tags are important as they provide information about your site to search engine crawlers. Remember to update your Meta Tags both for your site and your individual pages:


To update Site Meta Tags: From the left side of the Editor, click the Settings icon > click SEO (Google) > fill in your Meta Tags under Site Title, Site Description and Keywords > click Done.


Note: Make sure that the Allow search engines to find my site option is switched on (green).


To update Page Meta Tags: From the left side of the Editor, click the Pages icon > next to the relevant page, click the Settings wheel > in the Settings and SEO window, fill in your Meta Tags under Page Title, Page Description and Keywords > click Done.


For detailed information about adding Meta Tags to your site, click here.

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  • fretwise

    Replied by fretwise Yesterday



    I can't hit make the Apply button work for this Google Webmaster Meta Tag:


    <meta name="google-site-verification" content="I-H9tqzH-20I3tLewJvr4u_JIyWTiMjCNFlgQL3i21o" />


    Please help !


    Best wishes,



    • fretwise

      Replied by fretwise Yesterday

      It Worked ! Dunno why it was sticky.





    • Ira Bel Wix Team

      Replied by Ira Bel Yesterday



      We are glad to hear that!

      Please feel free to contact us in case you need further assistance. 


  • joemorrissey51

    Replied by joemorrissey51 Yesterday

    i have the meta tag from Pinterest but when i paste the code, I cant click the "apply" button?????????

    • Nitzan Wix Team

      Replied by Nitzan Yesterday

      Hi Joe,


      Thank you for contacting Wix Support regarding this issue.


      Please make sure that you are using a valid HTML tags <> otherwise it will not be accepted. Also, make sure you do not have extra spaces in the code.


      If the issue persists, please provide us with the code so we can further investigate.


      We are here should you require any further assistance.

      Have a great day! Nitzan - Wix Support Team
  • cccofla

    Replied by cccofla July 14, 2014

    I am having the same problem.  I cannot depress my 'apply' button so that I can add the meta code for my site, http://www.cornerstonecommunitychurchoflosangeles.org .Can you help?  I also tried the alternate solutions, but nothing seems to work and I have no idea what I am doing wrong. Thanks in advance.

    • Or Y Wix Team

      Replied by Or Y July 15, 2014



      You indeed do not have any meta tags in your header code. Please go to Settings > SEO settings > advanced SEO settings > insert the code there.

      In case you still have issues, please paste the code you wish to insert here.


      Thank you in advance.

      All the best, Or
  • marconigro84

    Replied by marconigro84 July 14, 2014

    WIX TEAM, HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I cant add this meta tcode to my seo settings.  The apply button wont allow me and stays inactive.  Please can you add it to my site......

    <a href="https://plus.google.com/116297742437029620373" rel="publisher">Google+</a>

    Please let me know if you have.   



    • Or Y Wix Team

      Replied by Or Y July 14, 2014



      To add the header code meta tags to your advanced SEO settings, please insert the code you received from Google to the following templates:


      <link rel="publisher" href="Google+ Page URL">
      <link href="Google+ Page URL" rel=”publisher">

      All the best, Or
  • roger380

    Replied by roger380 July 8, 2014

    I have a similar problem, the apply button remains inactive after copying and pasting the code from Google Webmaster  this is the code  <meta name="google-site-verification" content="gs28yu3eEWtuhpZ3zyaFbVicu_t5ePLpNnwmBPguqVo" />

    • Or Wix Team

      Replied by Or July 8, 2014



      I've applied your meta tag and published your site for you.


      Please contact us should you require further help.

      All the best, Or - Wix support team.
  • thought3industries

    Replied by thought3industries July 4, 2014

    Hello, Wix Answers! I pasted the Header Code - Metal Tag,but the "Apply" button doesn't clear itself to click it! I verified it and it's correct.Why?

    • Etti Wix Team

      Replied by Etti July 4, 2014


      Please note that the Advanced SEO Settings field is for verification meta tags only.

      Only valid HTML tags <> will be accepted. Unfortunately, <SCRIPT> won't pass validation.

      If you are certain that your code is valid, Try using other browsers to open Wix. Recommended browsers include Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer (version 9 and above), ans Safari. 

      If you are still having issues, please provide us with the code.


      Thank you.



    • thought3industries

      Replied by thought3industries July 6, 2014

      Sorry,I have tried any other browsers,I cleaned my computer of adwares and still the "apply" button doesn't clear itself. This is the code:  <meta name="google-site-verification" content="MzBY6Y-FmZSW7ohCdIBN2hCVCwXfzutesDASZCx2le4" />

      Thank you!

    • Noa Wix Team

      Replied by Noa July 6, 2014



      I have applied the meta tag for you.

      I saved the changes but did not publish them.


      Please be sure to publish your site.


      All the best,

      Noa - Wix Team
    • thought3industries

      Replied by thought3industries July 7, 2014

      Thank you very much,all the best to you, too!:)

  • Daniel Martina

    Replied by Daniel Martina July 1, 2014

    Hey My Meta Tags Arnt Working Whats Wrong:


    </title>Website Design Sussex | impactibc.com</title>
    <meta name="Description" content="A great place to find Website Design Sussex, Effective And Affordable
    Marketing, Business Networking East Sussex, Graphic Design Sussex, Creative Media Sussex, SEO Specialists Sussex, Social Media Specialists Sussex, Cheap Web Design Sussex, Print And Design Sussex and Cheap Print And
    Design Sussex"/>
    <meta name="Keywords" content="Website Design Sussex, Effective And Affordable Marketing, Business
    Networking East Sussex, Graphic Design Sussex, Creative Media Sussex, SEO Specialists Sussex, Social Media
    Specialists Sussex, Cheap Web Design Sussex, Print And Design Sussex, Cheap Print And Design Sussex"/>

    • Ben Wix Team

      Replied by Ben July 1, 2014

      Please note that the Advanced SEO Settings field is for verification meta tags only.


      Please follow the instructions listed in the best reply above to add your meta tags properly.


      Please click here for information about the keywords meta tag.



  • reinillustratie

    Replied by reinillustratie June 30, 2014

    adding code

    Hi is there any possiblity to add code to the <head> tag? like a tracking code from https://www.inspectlet.com/ ?

    • reinillustratie

      Replied by reinillustratie June 30, 2014


      First thank you fore merging the topics.

      i have been looking around a bit and from what i gather is that a code like :
      <!-- Begin Inspectlet Embed Code --> <script type="text/javascript" id="inspectletjs"> window.__insp = window.__insp || []; __insp.push(['wid', XXXXXX]); (function() { function __ldinsp(){var insp = document.createElement('script'); insp.type = 'text/javascript'; insp.async = true; insp.id = "inspsync"; insp.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https' : 'http') + '://cdn.inspectlet.com/inspectlet.js'; var x = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; x.parentNode.insertBefore(insp, x); } if (window.attachEvent){ window.attachEvent('onload', __ldinsp); }else{ window.addEventListener('load', __ldinsp, false); } })(); </script> <!-- End Inspectlet Embed Code -->

      would not be permitted because of the Script tag ? is there any other place or way of doing it or am i just out of luck?

    • Alina Wix Team

      Replied by Alina June 30, 2014


      You can add header codes to the <head> section of your site for verification or authorship approval. Header code supported services include Google Webmaster toolsBing Webmaster ToolsTwitter CardsPinterest VerificationAlexa site owner claim, and more!

      Only valid HTML tags <> will be accepted. Unfortunately, <SCRIPT> won't pass validation.

      Feel free to add your feature request to our Wish List by posting here.

      To read about our feature updates, please click here.


      Alina, Wix Support Team
  • roxanne-hawkins

    Replied by roxanne-hawkins June 18, 2014

    Adding meta tags

    Hello:  I'm trying to verify my site International-Directions for Googleplus page.  I have the code, but it's not accepting it.  It says there's an invalid character.  I thought this was just a cut and paste option.  Please help.


    Thank you,


    • Bender Wix Team

      Replied by Bender June 18, 2014

      Hi, Roxanne!


      Please note that the code should follow this format:

      <meta name="google-site-verification" content="Your Code Here" />.

      For more instructions please click here.

    • roxanne-hawkins

      Replied by roxanne-hawkins June 19, 2014

      Please note that I've looked at the videos and read the instructions.  Your format doesn't tell me how to change anything.  I've given you the code from Google, can you put it in the format? I can paste it myself.


      Thank you,

    • roxanne-hawkins

      Replied by roxanne-hawkins June 19, 2014

      Problem fixed. Thank you.

    • Barrios Wix Team

      Replied by Barrios June 30, 2014

      Excellent news! Thank you for following up Roxanne-hawkins.

      Enjoy your WIx.

      Many thanks, Barrios
  • suringh

    Replied by suringh June 3, 2014


    I have added the meta description, keywords and site titles for each page. However when I check the meta description, keywords and site titles of those pages they have not changed and each page has the same  meta description, keywords and site title as the homepage.  

    I have followed the steps many times (click on the Pages button, then the gear for each page, and edit the SEO settings) and did this for each page. Furthermore, I would like to point out that I have used many different tools to check the meta data, just to make sure this was not the issue. 

    Nothing seems to change SEO wise and therefore I hope somebody can help me soon...


    Kind Regards,



    • Leah Wix Team

      Replied by Leah June 4, 2014

      Dear Paolo,


      I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. Where is the description checked? 

      Sincerely, Leah Wix Team
    • suringh

      Replied by suringh June 4, 2014

      I have checked the meta data with the mozbar extention and with http://www.seocentro.com/tools/search-engines/metatag-analyzer.html and with http://www.exadium.com/tools/metadata/. 

      I hope you can help me...



    • Leah Wix Team

      Replied by Leah June 4, 2014

      Dear Paola,


      Not all external wizards can read Wix sites.


      You can see the meta data if you view the source code of the escaped fragment, and can also use our own SEO wizard. 


      If you want to view your new HTML website exactly as Google and other search engines see it, you cannot simply right click on the live site and select to view the source code - this is how it worked for the Wix Flash websites, but not for the HTML5 sites.

      What you need to do to view the HTML website as Google does, is simply add "?_escaped_fragment_" to the end of your websites domain name. Eg. www.mydomain.com/?_escaped_fragment_ Once you are viewing the ?_escaped_fragment_ version of your website, you can now right click to View Source Code, but this is only if you are interested in viewing the source code.

      Otherwise, seeing the  ?_escaped_fragment_ version of your website is a nice way to see how Google is viewing your website.  

      The following is a guide to help you manage the header tags for your HTML website:

      Title - H1 - (only the most top left is H1 - second (etc) title will be H2)

      Page Title- H2

      Heading XL - H3

      Heading L - H4

      Heading M - H5

      Heading S - H6

      The rest of the styles are mapped to paragraph tag.

      We can assure you that all of your Page Meta Tags are been crawled and recognized by search engines. A lot of time and thought has been put into the SEO side of this new product.

      For information on on changing the format of your Wix Font click here.


      After purchasing a premium upgrade, connect Wix with the Bing Webmaster Tool and the Google Webmaster Tool


      To see if Google has indexed your website, as well as the last time this happened i.e. to see a cached version of your website, enter your website’s URL with the word cache: before it in the Google search. For example: cache:www.mydomain.com


      With the Wix SEO Monitoring Tool you will receive a step by step guide to improve your site's SEO. In addition, you can also target what your customers are searching for and it will help your site to get found on Google.

      Please click here for our SEO learning center.

      I hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      Sincerely, Leah Wix Team

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