And some people get annoyed with a 2-3 second redirect — if for whatever reason they don’t want to visit the new page, they don’t have the chance to hit the BACK button.
It’s always best for the site visitor to know what’s happening before it happens, and let them have the time to make the decision of whether or not to let the redirect happen.
This is useful for pages featuring stock market information, say, or news feeds, or ad content, or any information that changes in a matter of minutes.
Many search engines use this information when building their indices." section to function.
The most important META tags give search engines something to latch onto when they try to index your page.
The DESCRIPTION subtag is very similar, except that instead of listing key words and phrases, you provide a short, pithy description of your page.
This description will be used by search engines to describe the page, so you should put some time and thought into crafting the perfect description for your Web page.