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ICBM GEO Tag Data

ICBM Tag

ICBM Tag
Simple Definition
Returned Values
ICB Tag Data in More Detail
Examples of How ICBM Tag Data is Used
- Example 1: Auditing GEO Meta Tags
- Example 2: Ensure that the ICBM locations are correct
Related Content
Benefits of Our Data

ICBM Tag

This tag was used for generating geographically-correct maps of Usenet links on a plotter; however, it became traditional to refer to this as one's ICBM address and essentially stipulates the longitude and latitude of a place.

 

Simple Definition

We identify whether a page has the ICBM tag used in GEO tagging a page.

 

Returned Values

If this ICBM tag is not used, the field will be blank. If the tag is used but does not contain any contents, the field will show []. We show this data regardless of if the code is in the wrong place or there are other issues that may prevent the tags from working as intended / at all.

The options for the fields are as follows:

Text

This is the text we identified in the ICBM tag

N/A

There is a tag, but the txt is missing

 

When there Is no ICBM tag on this page

Error

When there is a ICBM tag, but the tag is incorrectly implemented or broken

The text returned, where a tag is identified, will be in a number format like “0, 0” for example.

 

ICB Tag Data in More Detail

If a page contains the meta tag "ICBM"  then we extract the contents of this tag, in the example code below, you can see the text highlighted in red.

<meta name="ICBM" content="0, 0" />

This red text “0, 0” in the above example is what we extract from the crawled webpage and show in the field.

If this meta tag is not used, the field will be blank. If the tag is used but does not contain any contents, the field will show []. We show this data regardless of if the code is in the wrong place or there are other issues that may prevent the tags from working as intended / at all.

A typical tag might read "ICBM Address: 36.8274040 N, 108.0204086 W".

 

>Examples of How ICBM Tag Data is Used

This is a less common tag nowadays, but some sites still use GEO meta tags to delineate locations, if you’re auditing a site with these tags, you will want to scrape all the GEO tag data.

 

Example 1: Auditing GEO Meta Tags

If for any reason you are auditing a site you may want to make the recommendation to remove this tag, replace it or amend it. We scrape the data for each page with this tag so that you can perform this analysis.

 

Example 2: Ensure that the ICBM locations are correct

Because this is an antiquated tag, there is a good chance a site will not have updated these in some time. You can use our website crawler to collect this tag information to ensure that it is still correct.

You can copy the ICBM data into the longitude and latitude fields in the GEO Tag Generator site by following the link.

 

Related Content

The list of guides below might be useful if you are analysing this data and want to know more about it:

Related column headers in Raptor website crawler reports:

 

Benefits of Our Data

There are several benefits to analysing ICBM tag data, such as those listed below:

  • Improve Location Targeting
  • Reinforce a multi-regional site’s structure
  • Reinforce a multilingual site’s structure
  • Save Time collecting and exporting data
  • Easily and quickly see a visual representation of a site’s content
  • Compare your data easily to your competitors
  • Use a Cloud Based Website Crawler

 

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