Repeated meta tags
Specifying metadata information on your webpages is the second step of integrating with Parse.ly. (Jump to documentation about installing the tracking code if you don't have the tracker running yet!)
You can provide metadata in two different ways:
- JSON-LD (recommended) - following open standards and schemas, metadata is included in a script tag. This metadata can also be used by other services (such as Google, for enhanced display in search listings).
- repeated metatags (alternative) - if the CMS you are using has a way to provide page information as meta tags in the page header, then this might be a more convenient option. Metadata specified this way will only be used by Parse.ly.
Add tags like these to the
<head> element of all tracked pages.
<meta name="parsely-title" content="Zipf's Law of the Internet: Explaining Online Behavior" /> <meta name="parsely-link" content="https://blog.parse.ly/post/57821746552" /> <meta name="parsely-type" content="post" /> <meta name="parsely-image-url" content="https://blog.parse.ly/inline_mra670hTvL1qz4rgp.png" /> <meta name="parsely-pub-date" content="2013-08-15T13:00:00Z" /> <meta name="parsely-section" content="Programming" /> <meta name="parsely-author" content="Alan Alexander Milne" /> <meta name="parsely-tags" content="statistics,zipf,internet,behavior" />
|parsely-title||Post or page title (article headline)|
|parsely-link||Canonical URL for post/page. For page groups like galleries, it should always point to the main article. For accurate data, the canonical urls for the social networks (link rel="canonical" and og:url) must match or resolve to this url. For more information, please refer to the documentation here.|
|parsely-image-url||URL of the image associated with the post/page|
|parsely-type||Page type - "post", "frontpage" or "sectionpage"|
|parsely-post-id||String that uniquely identifies this post. When omitted, will fall back to the canonical link.|
|parsely-pub-date||Publication date, as ISO 8601 UTC timezone string|
|parsely-section||Section the page belongs to (e.g. "Politics")|
|parsely-author||Author who wrote the post. This field can be repeated for each author in a multi-author post.|
|parsely-tags||String of comma-separated keywords associated with the post (e.g. "basketball, NBA, LeBron")|
|parsely-metadata||Arbitrary data to attach to post. Must be a valid JSON-serialized string. See documentation about custom metadata|
Escape double quotes in JSON item values. Double quotes should
be escaped with a backslash symbol like this:
Values in the meta tags will appear literally inside Parse.ly Analytics. String values supplied here, specifically title, author, and section, will appear in Parse.ly analytics exactly as they are specifed in the tag. As a result, make sure to use proper capitalization and specify the values as you expect them to appear.