Support » Plugin: Dublin Core Metadata Generator » Useful and lightweight, but too much meta-noise

  • seofreelance

    (@seofreelance)


    Hi guys,
    Thanks for your effort.
    I tested the plugin and actually liked it, useful for those who know and use DC.
    However, in your effort for adding value, you stuffed too much metatags.
    If I am allowed, keep focus on what the plugin must do really well and keep it simple as you mention.
    I find obsolete metatags, too many lines for modern SEO wise HTML code. Robots is totally out of scope, IMHO.

    I can understand you want to keep it light and it is a contributed plugin (tnx again), but there are potential issues like duplicating the robots metatag and causing SEO problems.
    I also miss the DC.terms Namespace declaration, something I fix directly on my header.php

    See this output from a NOINDEX page of my site; the last ROBOTS is the one from YOAST and my decision for this given page.
    If there’s room for my oppinion, I am marking useless lines with “##” prefix:

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    ## <meta name=”title” content=”Política de privacidad”/>
    ## <meta name=”Distribution” content=”global”/>
    <meta name=”language” content=””/> (good, but very redundant with YOAST+OG+DC.language)
    <meta name=”rating” content=”General”/> (acceptable)
    ## <meta name=”Robots” content=”index, all”/> (I believe this is out of scope)
    ## <meta name=”Robots” content=”index, follow”/> (same)
    ## <meta name=”revisit-after” content=”1 days”/>
    <link rel=”author” href=”https://www.seofreelance.es&#8221; title=”SEO Freelance Ricard Menor”/> (acceptable)
    <meta http-equiv=”ImageToolbar” content=”No”/> (should allow to choose yes/no)
    <meta name=”MSSmartTagsPreventParsing” content=”True”/> (should allow to choose yes/no)
    <meta name=”DC.Title” content=”Política de privacidad”/>
    <meta name=”DC.Publisher” content=”SEO Freelance Ricard Menor”/>
    <meta name=”DC.Language” scheme=”UTF-8″ content=”es”/>
    <meta name=”DC.Creator” content=”SEO Freelance Ricard Menor”/>
    <meta name=”DC.Type” scheme=”DCMIType” content=”Text”/>
    <meta name=”DC.Format” scheme=”IMT” content=”text/html”/>
    <meta name=”DC.Format.MIME” content=”text/html”/>
    <meta name=”DC.Format.SysReq” content=”Internet browser”/>
    <meta name=”DC.Source” content=”https://www.seofreelance.es/”&gt;
    <meta name=”DC.Coverage” content=”World”> (allow fill value?)
    <meta name=”DC.Identifier” content=”https://www.seofreelance.es”/&gt; (should clone the “canonical” so every page “identifies” on itself)
    <meta name=”robots” content=”noindex,follow”/> THIS IS YOAST’s

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    I am very interested in your output, which I struggle to get from ACF (no much time left for working around this, specially with clever guys doing the job better than I).
    Will be happy to help and make this plugin a deserved 5/5 rating.

    • This topic was modified 1 year ago by seofreelance. Reason: Used indentation which was ignored by the editor, changed to "##"
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