I am using <meta name="robots" content="noindex"> for few pages that are not supposed to be displayed in any search results.

I know how important is the meta-description tag for SEO.

Is it still required for pages that are not indexed?

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    It is neither correct or wrong, but usage would be pointless. The meta description is for giving users a description in search results, but when using no-index that page will not appear in the results, hence pointless. Commented May 24, 2016 at 10:40
  • That looks obvious, so no penalty hanging for not using it ?
    – EdenSource
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 10:45
  • no, Google and other search engines only consider indexable pages. Commented May 24, 2016 at 10:56
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    Also, meta description is not important for SEO. Google doesn't consider description for ranking. It only helps in user CTR. Anyway, it's pointless to have desc in your case.
    – Aakash
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 13:38
  • Yes you're right. But in some way, user CTR impacts ranking, it's kind of SEO, isn't it ?
    – EdenSource
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 15:02

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There is no use to put meta descriptions tag on noindex pages

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