The HTML head element (also referred to as the head tag or <head>) is a container element at top of an HTML document that contains many other elements that provide important information about the page, but will not be displayed to the user.

Elements that may appear in the head tag include:

  • <title>
  • <meta>
  • <link>
  • <script>
  • <style>
  • <noscript>
  • <base>

There are many tags that are of special interest for SEO that are all included in the head tag:

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