Adding metadata to my template (per Syndic8)

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Peering into my referrer logs this morning, I saw a reader coming from Syndic8, so I decided to take a look at how this site looks through that syndicator’s display.
I noticed that RFB is listed as not having the metadata that Syndic8 looks for, so I followed a link to some metadata help, followed a further link to the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names to get the longitude, latitude, and a numerical code for Oakland, and came up with these new metadata entries for the HEAD section of my home template:

<META NAME="dc.creator.e-mail" CONTENT="contactus@radiofreeblogistan.com">
<META NAME="dc.creator.name" CONTENT="Christian Crumlish (xian)">
<META NAME="tgn.id" CONTENT="7014250">
<META NAME="tgn.name" CONTENT="Oakland">
<META NAME="geo.position" CONTENT="
37.800;-122.267">
<META NAME="geo.placename" CONTENT="Oakland, California">
<META NAME="geo.country" CONTENT="US">
<META NAME="dmoz.id" CONTENT="Computers/Internet/On_the_Web/Weblogs/">

While investigating that last meta tag (name=”dmoz.id”), I discovered that Radio Free Blogistan is not listed at DMOZ, so I submitted it in the Computers/Internet/On_the_Web/Weblogs category.