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Is there a search engine that will allow me to search for specific HTML meta tag values?

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closed as off topic by Sathya, Josh K, quack quixote Jun 9 '10 at 12:36

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if you could tell us why you want to search the meta tags, maybe we may have a better solution. –  Daisetsu Jun 8 '10 at 19:29
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Questions on Web services and web apps are out of scope on SuperUser. –  Sathya Jun 8 '10 at 19:55

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Check if this combination of Google and Sewatch works for you.

I know the cnet site has these meta tags:

<meta name="keywords" content="CNET, product reviews, tech reviews, tech news, free software downloads, CNET.com"/>

So, if I 'Google' for

site:http://www.sewatch.net "CNET, product reviews, tech reviews"

I reach the Sewatch cnet report page,

cnet Meta Info
Title
Product reviews and prices, software downloads, and tech news - CNET
Description
CNET is the premier destination for tech product reviews, news, price comparisons, free software downloads, daily videos, and podcasts.
Tags
CNET, product reviews, tech reviews, tech news, free software downloads, CNET.com

Note that this worked only because sewatch has published the meta so google could find it as content (not meta).

Does that work for you?
Have not seen even google directly let me search for meta -- would be interesting to know if that can be done.

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Questions on Web services and web apps are out of scope on SuperUser. Please don't post answers on the same. –  Sathya Jun 8 '10 at 19:55
    
@Sathya, Well, the question was asked and I had something that might help, so is there any harm in posting an answer? I can understand your desire to educate about not posting the question. But, why refrain from a possible answer? You do have the option of flagging it towards a close, and the moderators also have the ability of closing it immediately. –  nik Jun 9 '10 at 3:11

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