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I have inserted a <br> tag on a personal page of mine, and it finally got crawled by Google. And while I don't have any hard data on the before and after rankings, I do have more of an answer on the meta-description => search result snippet: The tag was removed, and the description was displayed as a snippet; however, it also appended page content ...


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If there is a string "<br>" included, it’s exactly that: a string of text (and not an HTML element). That’s probably not a SEO issue (it’s just text, not different to anything else in the description), but it might be a problem for people reading this description. Only you can decide if it makes sense for your content’s description to contain such a ...


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I don't think there is any harm in doing this from an SEO perspective as this tag is not used as a ranking factor anymore. As far as Google using it to display the snippet for your pages in their search results, they can choose to simply ignore the <br> tag or choose a different snippet to display such as your ODP description (if it exists) or a ...


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Do you have a DMOZ entry? I recently had the same problem where Google was pulling what I thought was the old meta description. After much hair pulling I found out there was an old DMOZ entry for the site and Google was using the meta description from the DMOZ description. If you ever have this issue. you can use the following meta tag to tell search ...


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I recently removed all the meta description tags How "recently"? It can take some time before changes are reflected in the SERPs. ...the site was indexed after I uploaded it. I think you mean the site was crawled after you updated it. Being crawled and indexed (when your pages actually appear in the SERPs) are two different things. ...The ...



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