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Meta Description

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Mihai1555, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Mihai1555

    Mihai1555 Junior Member

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    Hey,

    I just made my meta tags to a new website, the title shows but the meta description dose not show in google, it only show the first phrase from the website and it's annoying.

    If i put my meta description as normal text in the header to be the first text and hide it to be invisible will i get penalized ?

    Or what can i do to make my description show in google.

    Thanks.
     
  2. SEO Power

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    The meta description displayed in the SERPs is not fixed. It changes depending on what you search for. To check if your meta description is really being ignored by Google, do a site:domain.tld search in Google.

    If the meta description displayed doesn't match the one specified in your website's html, you may have added it wrongly. Install 'All in One SEO Pack' and enter your meta description in the field provided. Then wait for your site to be reindexed
     
  3. Aty

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    If you've just set it up then wait a week or so until your new meta description gets indexed.

    Don't do that.
     
  4. Mihai1555

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    I don't use wordpress, it's a html based website and i added it right.

    EDIT: Never mind, now it works :D when i search: site:domain.com it shows the right description but when i just search the domain name it shows some text from my website.

    Thanks anyway.
     
  5. lord1027

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    There are 2 possible reasons:
    1) Your description was not indexed yet
    2) Your description is not relevant to the content, google can choose first lines instead of your description if it considers it completely irrelevant.
     
  6. King SEO

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    The reason is not showing your description is,
    Google always loves content..it will check you content from top to bottom.. it will only index your website, if it is having relevant content...this is may be the reason for not showing you description...metadate text is very important it will start indexing with metadata only...so just check you were given relevant content for metedate in your website...
     
  7. NotDysfunktional

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    If you are using html, this is a good meta data header:

    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
    <link rel="icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon">
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon">
    <Title> RV Service RV Repair RV Electrical RV Repairs RV Troubleshooting </Title>
    <META NAME="author" content="Ann Armbruster">
    <META NAME="Subject" content="No More Than 80 Characters">
    <META NAME="description" content="No More Than 200 Characters">
    <META NAME="Classification" content="No More Than 200 Characters">
    <META NAME="Keywords" content="No More Than 300 Characters">
    <META NAME="Geography" content="1234 Upsidedown Street Los Angeles CA 12345 USA ">
    <META NAME="Language" content="English">
    <META HTTP-EQUIV="Expires" content="never">
    <META HTTP-EQUIV="CASHE-CONTROL" content="No">
    <META NAME="Copyright" content="YOUR BUSINESS NAME HERE">
    <META NAME="Designer" content="YOUR NAME HERE">
    <META NAME="Publisher" content="YOUR BUSINESS NAME HERE">
    <META NAME="Revisit-After" content="21 Days">
    <META NAME="Distribution" content="Global">
    <META NAME="Robots" content="INDEX,FOLLOW">
    <META NAME="City" content="Los Angeles">
    <META NAME="geo.region" content="US-CA">
    <META NAME="geo.placename" content="Los Angeles">
    <META NAME="geo.position" content="34.045465; -118.234492">
    <META NAME="ICBM" content="34.045465, 118.234492">
    <META NAME="Zip Code" content="12345">
    <META NAME="Country" content="USA, United States, United States Of America, America">
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    </head>
     
  8. innosoft

    innosoft Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    use plugins if you are in wordpress.. make sure its well optimized.. and after making changes just wait.. it wont come up immediately. it will take upto 10-20 days.