A meta tag that contains a description of your site.

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How to Re-Crawl My Website on Google?

I have one issue with my website. When I updated the meta title and description for the first time, everything was fine and Google crawled the website within 24 hours. But now due to some keyword ...
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Will google skip nav tags when considering what content to use as page descriptions?

Pre-HTML5 we used div and ul tags to markup navigation bars and a lot of times the navigation is at the top of the HTML document. In the absence of meta description content, Google uses its own logic ...
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Why the Meta Description of Website's Homepage Not Showing on Bing?

I have been doing SEO for a website of my client. I have added the meta description of all pages with All-in-One SEO plug-in about a month ago. However, the meta descriptions of some of the pages are ...
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Google ranking category pages too high

I have a shopping site with two kinds of pages: individual product pages and category pages. The category pages contain links to products that fall into a certain category. The problem is that when ...
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Google shows old domain and wrong meta-description [duplicate]

I need your help to solve a problem I have with the Google SERP for my site. My site is www.personalmedia.it, now if I search the keyword "personalmedia" the result is this one: You can see ...
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Ways to write Meta Descriptions for better CTR and SEO

I am about to wrap up a big project and at the moment I am preparing my Meta Descriptions (around 80 total). This website will focus on educating the general public about a particulate industry and ...
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Duplicate meta descriptions & title tags

I have website and have some issue with duplicate description and title. Can any body help me to solve this error in easy and simple words?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Within my HTML meta data, should it be © or &#169;

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...