A meta tag that contains a description of your site.

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Can I use completely different keywords in a long-tail without affecting my rank?

The example: I need to rank for free x123456 templates and free y123456 themes, but I don't want to use two different long-tails, so can I use it like this free x123456 y123456 templates themes, ...
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Meta-description not found in tools.seochat.com: “ERROR! No description data found”

I was using http://tools.seochat.com/tools/search-spider-simulator to check what the crawler see and get from my website, but when I check my website, it says: ERROR! No description data found ...
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Are HTML encoded symbols allowed in meta description? [duplicate]

I am using HTML-encoded symbols like — or & inside the meta description field. Will they be displayed properly by Google and other engines or should I correct the text to have only ...
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Meta Description has HTML entities, will Google show the real character or the entity code in SERP?

Will Google's SERP show the ampersand (&) or the ampersand HTML entity &amp; in its snippet? Here is my description meta tag: <meta content="Questions &amp; Answers" ...
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Meta descriptions for paginated single posts

I'm using the popular Wordpress SEO by Yoast plugin. I can use a wildcard (%%page%%) for the title of paginated posts, so that the title becomes: 1st post page: The Title 2nd post page: The Title - ...
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Google showing 2 different descriptions for same domain [duplicate]

When searching on google 2 keywords from my site, for example: "lorem ipsum" and "loremipsum" I get 2 different descriptions on google. "loremipsum" shows the good description, which is also on meta ...
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Page content is taking over title and description for some unknown reason [duplicate]

My site supports i18n, and in hebrew we are seeing some weird google results. Each page has the same actions, such as: share like report abuse For some reason report abuse appears in google's ...
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Will it be good to use branding TEXT at the start of Meta description?

Will it be good to use branding TEXT at the start of Meta description? Will it harm in anyways if I use it in all my pages? Check out the green box.
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Why do the meta description of my webpage is showing in Google SERP on mobile and not on web? [duplicate]

My aim was to display the meta description on this page to improve CTR - However, I was disappointed because the meta description is only shown in Google SERP on mobile not on Web. Please see the 2 ...
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What is Manifest for Web Application, and do we need it?

Web Application Manifests: Starting in Chrome 39, Manifests let developers wrap metadata about a Web application into a single file, reducing duplication and saving a bit of bandwidth. Adding apps ...
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Google displaying Facebook “SECURITY WARNING” in result description

As of about 10 days ago, Google replaced the meta description in our organic SERP for "scorebig" with the following text: SECURITY WARNING: Please treat the URL above as you would your password ...
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Different description on Brand search and Keyword search [duplicate]

When we search for the company name and the company snippet shows up as a result, it takes a text from the HTML as description. On the other hand when we search a keyword and the homepage shows up ...
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<br> in meta-description, ok or not?

I have a dynamically constructed page that automatically pulls specific page content and applies it to the meta description. There are <br> tags that end up in the meta description. Should I ...
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Meta description tags appearing in Google search results even though they had been removed

I recently removed all the meta description tags from my website and uploaded the files to my host company's FTP server. However, Google search results still show the old meta tags even though the ...
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How can I avoid duplicate titles and descriptions on user-generated pages?

I want to allow my users to upload images to my website with a location and a comment and to share that page on social media. I was planning to have the comment and image as content for SEO, but I'm ...
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OK to have partly duplicate meta description and title

On my homepage, I am planning on using the following meta description. Premiere American Ninja Warrior website for fans and competitors. Train for ninja warrior, find obstacle blueprints, and info ...
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Why are these pages showing as duplicate content in Google Webmaster Tools? [closed]

The following two URLs are showing up as having duplicate meta descriptions in my Google Webmaster Tools and I have spent the past couple of months unable to find out why that is: ...
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Meta description of my blog post changes

I have some problems in Meta description tags in my Blogger blog. When I update my pages in search engine with the help of the Fetch as Google feature in GWT, all my blog's results comes with a ...
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My site meta description changes and pointing to some casino site [closed]

Meta description contains link to http://infoexgraphics.com/spices/?p=no-deposit-casino-bonus - some casino or gaming site I have no idea where this come from. here is the screen shot ...
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Competitor's website uses duplicate description meta tags

I have found that a website which appears above mine for a certain popular keyword combination has duplicated the Description meta tag. Is this bad practice? Is it something that Google might notice? ...
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For pages with one painting and no text except the painting name, media used and size, what should the meta description language be written like?

This Web site has approximately 90 watercolor images, with each image/painting on its own page displaying a name, media type and size above it with no other language on the page. Although I have ...
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Why is Google omitting commas from the meta description tag in its search results?

I've recently improved the description meta tag for my website to be more descriptive of the visited webpage. Today I decided to check Google and see if it has begun picking up these changes. It has, ...
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Google webmaster showing duplicate meta descriptions for search directory

What is the best way to get rid of this error in Google Webmasters? Do I really need to add "- Page 2" at the end of the descripton? Page Description Kansas basketball tournaments posted by ...
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Can a website located on a subdomain affect my main domain for duplicated meta description?

I have 2 websites, the main website located at example.com, and another one which is on a.example.com. The problem is that I have some duplicated meta description problems to the website located on ...
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Why use meta description, when we know, if we do not use meta description in a webpage, the Google will show the article text, in SERP? [duplicate]

Why use meta description, when we know, if we do not use meta description in a webpage, the Google will show the article text, in SERP? What role meta description serve?
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Duplicate meta title and description displayed in Google Webmaster Tools

In Google Webmaster Tools under Search Appearance --> HTML Improvements it's showing: Duplicate Meta Titles - 166 Duplicate Meta Descriptions - 275 For example: Duplicate title tags Offer prices ...
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Original domain (which is 301 redirected) meta description doesn't update

I have a domain name example.com which I 301 redirected to www.example.com. Problem is when I search for the website on Google, it shows the .com rather than the www. So the .com meta description ...
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Google shows duplicate meta description in its index [closed]

Here's a search on Google for my site. Texts are different for each page of my site but snippets (meta description) are still the same for a Google search. Can you give me an advice to change it?
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Is the programmatic addition of keywords and descriptions worthwhile?

I see here: http://wiki.asp.net/page.aspx/1648/seo-for-aspnet-web-site/ this code: protected void Page_Init(object sender, EventArgs e) { // Add meta description tag HtmlMeta metaDescription = ...
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SEO Meta Tags: Is it better to have empty meta content or no tag at all?

Basically, for pages that may not have a description or tags set, is it better to have <meta name="description" content="" /> <meta name="keywords" content="" /> or just skip the tags ...
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Should I have og:description and meta description together on every page?

Or will Google not like it if I have two kinds of description tags? I just put up a new blog and it automatically adds the og:description and og:title and I am not sure if that is going to get me ...
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eCommerce SEO: Unique“ify” my Product Names / URL's / description ,etc?

Let's say you have 6-10 eCommerce sites all selling (mostly) the same products. They use the same database to pull: -descriptions -titles -keywords -alt attributes -unique urls -etc. My question ...
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Do I need add Meta description for each post?

I used WordPress to setup a website. I want use excerpts as Meta descriptions. Is it necessary to do this?
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Duplicate meta description for paging in Google Webmaster Tools [duplicate]

In Google Webmaster tools I get duplicate content warnings for paging pages. How do I fix this? Do I need to add Page 2, Page 3, etc. to my meta description? HTML Improvements Duplicate meta ...
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Multiple Themes Duplicate Content

I have about 10-15 pages in a specific category, and I use three templates to write the meta descriptions of each. Each page has it's own meta description, but it follows one of the three templates ...
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What is the difference between the description and abstract meta tags?

There are two meta tags that seem very similar: description and abstract. What is the difference between the two?
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Title placement for good SEO?

Where should the <title> tag be placed for best SEO in relevance to <meta name=description content="" /> tag? Does placing it upper the <meta name=description content="" /> or below ...
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Meta description or title for post contents

I have a site that has posts without titles. You can think of them as being a lot like Twitter tweets. Should I put the post contents in the <title> tag or the meta description tag? If I put ...
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duplicate meta description even though link is removed?

I thought this was just webmaster taking it time to catch up but it has been there for weeks now and webmaster crawled as recently as 16th May. I am being advised in HTML improvements the below but I ...
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How to get the content right for better showing in google results [duplicate]

I am looking for basic help or guidelines for making my site earn better visibility in google and other search engine results. My site is a price-comparison engine for products so I want to know what ...
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Google rewriting description of Singapore site, how can this be optimized? [closed]

For this page, when searching using this, it appears in the description: Tian Huat Tan, Etienne Andre, Jun Sun, Yang Liu, Jin Song Dong and Manman Chen. Dynamic Synthesis of Local Time ...
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Does Google search for keywords in meta descriptions?

We know that Google does not use meta keywords for ranking, but does it search for potential keywords in meta descriptions?
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Searching for acronym keywords in Google brings up full domain as first result

For years, I've had two domains (this is a ficticious example): allbenchescatchdirt.com and abcd.com They both do okay in terms of ranking for their keywords. However, I noticed something weird: If ...
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Discrepancy between Google cached meta description and description in search result

I have developed a 1 page website to deal with time zone world clocks. I have noticed that Google has the latest version of the page in its cache, so it has access to the latest meta description. ...
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Will search engines still see the meta description of my site if I use a php variable for it?

I am following the procedure described on this page for including a common header on every page of a website, which uses PHP. After describing how to include one page in another using PHP, the author ...
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Physical address and contact details in Meta tags

I remember someone once saying it was useful (for SEO purposes) to include your address and contact details in the site's Meta tags. I don't recall if he meant in in the meta description or in ...
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Is there any pros and cons of duplication content of meta description tag to keyword tag

On a Huge Website we have no time to add keywords manually so I'm same phrases for Description and keyword like this <meta name='description' content="Hello how are you?"> <meta ...
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Is there any lyrics meta tag when a page contains lyrics? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do meta keywords have any impact on ranking algorithms? So I created a website for a friend that has a music band and for each song we have the lyrics for it. I don't ...
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wrong duplicate meta descriptions on webmaster tools

We have recently moved our site to a new platform with a different structure. We placed the correct 301 redirects from old pages, but also, some pages include 302 redirects for language-specific ...
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Meta Descriptions not working for google search

I have unique meta descriptions on each of my pages, and when I search my site in google it will come up with no description. Any idea what I might have done wrong?