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Question on Blogger - Please Help ASAP

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by tommyownz, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. tommyownz

    tommyownz Regular Member

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    I have this blog, and it's indexed on the first page for a competitive phrase on Google. Its a blogger blog, and here's how it appears on a search:

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    My question is how do I change the text that I have put in a red box?
    Thanks very much, appreciated.
     
  2. Nihilist

    Nihilist Registered Member

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    I think that Google picks that based on the Searched keyword vs. the content of your site.

    "Google's creation of sites' titles and descriptions (or "snippets") is completely automated and takes into account both the content of a page as well as references to it that appear on the web. We use a number of different sources for this information, including descriptive information in the META tag for each page. Where this information isn't available, we may use publicly available information from DMOZ. While accurate meta descriptions can improve clickthrough, they won't impact your ranking within search results. We frequently prefer to display meta descriptions of pages (when available) because it gives users a clear idea of the URL's content. This directs them to good results faster and reduces the click-and-backtrack behavior that frustrates visitors and inflates web traffic metrics.
    While we're unable to manually change titles or snippets for individual sites, we're always working to make them as relevant as possible. You can help improve the quality of the snippets displayed for your pages by providing informative meta descriptions for each page."
    Code:
    http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=35264
    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Yukinari84

    Yukinari84 Elite Member

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    What did you put in the description area (your META description) of the page when you set it up?
     
  4. tommyownz

    tommyownz Regular Member

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    Not that.. :) but It must be possible to change it because another result for the keyphrase is also a blogger blog and he has changed that text...
     
  5. Yukinari84

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    That's weird.

    Usually if you fill your META description of your site with a good keyword rich description, that's what shows up.

    I have never had Google change my description from what I wrote.