A meta tag that contains a description of your site.

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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?
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Google Search results show one link but no description

Search for this term in Google: cop-groningen or click the link to get to the page without typing. It shows you a link at the top of the search results page: www.cop-groningen.nl/. Below it I see ...
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no description when searching keyword in google

I am new with SEO, and i following a tutorial about meta tags... when i search my keyword in Google, I can only see the URL of my website but it has no description.... search in google: surebooked ...
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Setting Meta tags for a website

I have made an Asp.net MVC website and am not well versed about SEO techniques, so I want a little guidance in setting the appropriate meta tags for the website. My website is dynamic and has two ...
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Meta descriptions for manual

We have a text heavy, high quality and original content online manual for our software: http://www.scirra.com/manual/1/construct-2 I was about to embark on entering meta descriptions for these ...
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Why does meta description exist when keywords doesn't?

My understanding is that the meta keywords tag was long since removed as it was far too open for abuse and gaming. Search engines are a lot more intelligent now, why is the same criticism of the meta ...
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How much more or less value is placed in tailored meta tags?

I just built and released a site for someone. He has an SEO firm working for him. They made a really big stink about the meta tags not being completely customizable on a page by page basis. Yes, the ...
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Duplicate meta description

I am having an issue with one of the websites. Google is reporting that I am having duplicate meta descriptions for few pages. What we did is that we used URL rewrite to rewrite the pages to be more ...
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Meta Descriptions for pages not Indexed by Search Engine?

I have read about Meat Descriptions here on the webmasters forum. The question I have is is it necessary or important to have description on pages that are not being index by the search engine. Like ...
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Using Excerpts as Meta Descriptions?

I have been blogging from the past three years. And one thing that I didn't care about was to add Meta Description for every page. I was, unfortunately, fallen for the "Google doesn't care about Meta ...
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CSS being Displayed by Google spiders

I have written an article HTML Image Tag for the site and it has been indexed by Google. But when I search it, google displays HTML Image Tag - ProgrammingBulls ...
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Does Google use the Meta Description Tag for Description of Page?

When you do a Google search, there is typically a snippet of sample content from the page. I seem to recall that the Meta Tags can influence this choice of descriptive sentences. Is that correct(?) ...
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User generated articles, how to do meta description?

If users submit a lot of good quality articles on the site, what is the best way to approach the meta description tag? I see two options: Have a description box and rely on them to fill it sensibly ...
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Within my HTML meta data, should it be © or ©

Within my copyright meta data I have the following <meta name="copyright" content="example.com &#169; Copyright 2011 by Me. All Rights Reserved." /> Is this correct, or should I simply ...
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Redundant meta attributes

I generate my meta tags dynamically, they render like this: <meta id="HeadContent_MetaDescription" name="description" content="Is Adobe Flash going out? And is HTML5 taking over the ...
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Google doesn't seem to update the description or title of my homepage

Before we launched our website, we had set up a "coming soon" page and google picked up the title and description from its contents. So the description in the search results said, "Coming soon! Visit ...
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How to avoid duplicate META and TITLE tag warnings in Google Webmaster Tools for the same URL in lowercase and CamelCase?

looking through Google's Webmaster Tools today I saw a long list of supposedly duplicate <meta name=description> / <title> tag content with all of them showing a duplicate count of 2. A ...
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When is meta description still relevant?

I received this bit of advice about the meta description tag recently: Meta descriptions are used by Google probably 80% of the time for the snippet. They don’t help with rankings but you should ...
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Is it good or bad to have dynamic content in page titles and/or description

In a local listing website, I append number of search results found in the description(not in title currntly) meta tag of the page as I think this is valuable for users for e.g. "Find address, phone ...
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Should meta descriptions be unique for each page?

Specifically, I'm wondering about pages that have a purpose that is sort of removed from the main site. For example, a privacy policy page - would you duplicate the description of the main page or is ...
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New META TAGS with positive effects for seo ranking in 2011 and beyond

I'm trying to make an up to date chart of meta tags, for all of us, with their purposes, their use and their good (or bad) effects on search engines and being found. Also any body knows new or ...
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404 page needs meta description (just to make Google happier)?

I'm fixing some minor things on the 404 page for all my websites. My punctiliousness makes me unable to sleep well unless I get an answer to this question. :) Does a 404 page need a meta description ...
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Porn description in Yahoo and Bing search results

If you check out the fifth link ABLawyers Online Education Centre on Bing: http://www.bing.com/search?q=ablawyers&form=QBLH&filt=all&qs=n&sk=&sc=1-9 You will see porn text ...
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Is there a way to specify meta keywords and descriptions with Drupal?

I would like to be able to specify some meta keywords and meta descriptions for some of my pages in our Drupal (version 6) site. However, there does not appear to be a way to do that within Drupal (at ...
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SEO: Is there a limit to how long titles/descriptions should be?

I am trying to fill up title and meta description for my Tumblr blog. The way I will do that is via the themes. For the title, it isn't too much of an issue, I can just get the title for the post ...