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meta refresh

An HTML command that switches you to a different Web page within a specified amount of time. It is used to briefly display an outdated page and send the visitor to the new page. Fast meta refreshes are used to quickly switch doorway pages to the page the user is supposed to see. See doorway page.



doorway page

A Web page that is designed to appeal to search engine spiders that continually comb the Web looking for pages to index. Also known as a "bridge page" or "jump page," the doorway page contains words and phrases that make it more likely to be indexed by a greater number of search engines. Doorway pages do not contain any messages or ads for users, rather they serve only to send them to the real page either automatically with a fast meta refresh or manually via a "Click Here" button. See meta refresh, link site and spamdexing.



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Before/After Your Search Term
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messaging-oriented middlewaremeta search engine
messaging protocolmeta tag
messaging switchMetacode
messaging systemMetaCrawler
Messengermetadata
metaMetadata Coalition
meta adMetaDirectory
meta-datametafile
Meta Data CoalitionMetaFrame
meta descriptionMetaFrame Server

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