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Meta Description Not in Google Results

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by MisterTwister, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister Regular Member

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    Hi,

    My meta description is not showing in google search results although I am currently number one for my chosen keywords.

    The site is www.70s magic. co. uk (remove spaces).

    I think it is due to the cached site being a temporary re-direct holding page. I guess I need google to spider the site again but can I speed up the process?
     
  2. manolo12399

    manolo12399 Senior Member

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    I am not sure, but I read just yesterday some where that meta description are ignored, from google and he picks what is the best, but I amnot really sure.

    I saw on my sites some times a different description.

    But since I dont see any text in your site, I guess that they should pick it up from the meta.
     
  3. OldMadHatter

    OldMadHatter Junior Member

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    imho poor html...
    Code:
    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.70smagic.co.uk%2F&charset=(detect+automatically)&doctype=Inline&group=0
     
  4. Muppet007

    Muppet007 Newbie

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    Cut and paste, and this should validate:

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
    <title>70s Summer Magic at Ormesby Hall</title>
    <meta name="Description" content="70s Summer Magic at Ormesby Hall, outdoor summer concert 2009. Queen, Abba and Meatloaf tribute bands. Mercury, Voulez Vous and Meetloaf will be performing live at Ormesby Hall near Middleborough summer 2009. " />
    <meta name="Keywords" content="ormesby hall, summer, concert, outdoor, queen, abba, meatloaf, voulez vouz, mercury, meetloaf, ormesby, outdoor concert" />
    <meta name="copyright" content="Alan Hillary Events 2009" />
    <meta name="author" content="Alan Hillary Events" />
    <meta name="email" content="support@ahevents.co.uk" />
    <meta name="Rating" content="General" />

    <style type="text/css">
    <!--
    .style9 {font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: bold; }
    .style1 { font-family: Calibri;
    font-size: 14px;
    }
    .style13 {
    font-size: 10px;
    color: #CCCCCC;
    }
    .style14 {
    color: #FF0000;
    font-weight: bold;
    font-size: 18px;
    font-family: Calibri;
    }
    .style15 {color: #FF0000; font-weight: bold; font-size: 24px; font-family: Calibri; }
    -->
    </style>
    </head>

    <body>
    <div align="center">
    <p><span class="style9"><a href="index.html"><img src="Home.jpg" alt="Home" width="143" height="55" border="0" /></a></span><a href="info.html"></a> <a href="directions.html"></a><a href="info.html"><img src="Further_Details.jpg" alt="More Info" width="275" height="55" border="0" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004468A3845CA0" target="_blank"><img src="Book_Now.jpg" alt="Book Now!" width="225" height="55" border="0" /></a> </p>
    <p class="style14"><img src="MainPage.jpg" alt="70s Summer Magic" width="800" height="600" border="0" usemap="#Map" />
    <map name="Map" id="Map"><area shape="rect" coords="510,70,753,96" href="http://www.voulez-vous.u-net.com/" target="_blank" alt="Voulez Vouz" />
    <area shape="rect" coords="512,103,751,132" href="http://www.rollin-clones.com/" target="_blank" alt="Rollin Clones" />
    <area shape="rect" coords="579,146,751,171" href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Village-Boyz/156063197648" target="_blank" alt="Village Boyz" />

    <area shape="rect" coords="509,182,761,202" href="http://www.bigsighandtheyawns.piczo.com" target="_blank" alt="Big Sigh" />
    <area shape="circle" coords="378,526,55" href="http://www.reactionfireworks.co.uk/" target="_blank" alt="Reaction in Action" />
    <area shape="rect" coords="127,539,277,566" href="http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004468A3845CA0" target="_blank" alt="Book Now" />
    <area shape="rect" coords="507,525,763,582" href="http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004468A3845CA0" target="_blank" alt="Book Now" />
    </map></p>
    <table width="801" border="0">
    <tr>
    <td width="236"><span class="style1 style9"><strong>© 2010 Alan Hillary Event Management </strong></span></td>
    <td width="148"><div align="center"><span class="style9 style1"> <a href="terms.html">Terms & Conditions </a></span></div></td>

    <td width="403"><p><a href="http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004468A3845CA0"><img src="cards.jpg" alt="Click for Ticketmaster" width="388" height="70" border="0" longdesc="http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/promo/l5s10r?camefrom=CFC_UK_MU1565_WEBLINK" /></a></p></td>
    </tr>
    </table>
    <p class="style14"><span class="style13"><em>70s Summer Magic at Ormesby Hall, outdoor summer concert 2010. Abba, Rolling Stones and Village People tribute bands. Abba tribute, Voulez Vous, Rolling Stones tribute, Rollin’ Clones and Village People Tribute, Village Boyz will be performing live at Ormesby Hall near Middleborough summer 2010</em>.</span></p>
    </div>
    </body>
    </html>
     
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  5. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister Regular Member

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    Wow thanks for that!

    Rep given.
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2010
  6. scriptaty

    scriptaty Regular Member Premium Member

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    Don't worry for Meta Description. It's only the mirror to show to the users before getting them inside your website. If you are worried for keywords you used in your META Description then just ignore it because it doesn't adds value for your targetted keyword.

    Similarly, normal page result in Google gives more CTR then showing META description in result as users get puzzled :)