Specifying meta information in the page is the second step of the integration. Jump to documentation about the installing tracker code if you don't have the tracker code running yet!
You can add the meta information to your pages in three different ways:
- 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.
- parsely-page (deprecated) - legacy proprietary format that represents metadata as JSON. This has now been replaced with JSON-LD. The crawlers will keep supporting this format but new projects should prefer JSON-LD.
The Parse.ly meta tag is used to reliably identify information about the
page, like the author, publishing date, title, and the section it belongs to.
Add the tag to the
<head> element of the tracked pages. The content parameter
<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||An array of tags associated with this post|
|parsely-metadata||Arbitrary data to attach to post. Must be a valid JSON 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.