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Description Meta Tag

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by The_1, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. The_1

    The_1 Newbie

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    If my webpage does not have description meta tag, then search engine scans for relevant content and automatically assigns it to my webpage's description in SERPs.

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    What is the word range of scan? I heard that search engine scans first 150 words and i heard that it can scan whole page for relevant content.
     
  2. yayoyayo

    yayoyayo Junior Member

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    150 words that was some time ago now se crawlers can handle much more.
     
  3. The_1

    The_1 Newbie

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    Are you sure they handle more?
    And do they only take first paragraph or take relevant paragraph for description?
     
  4. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    To make the snippet, they use a part or parts of the page that they deem relevant to the search query. Normally they weight the first part of the page more heavily (because info early in the page is deemed more important) but it can come from anywhere on the page.
     
  5. Merlin22

    Merlin22 Regular Member

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    Besides reading this forum you should check out Seo For Dummies by Bruce Clay.