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A meta tag that contains a description of your site.

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Why the meta description of website pages is not getting updated? [duplicate]

Even after changing my website pages meta description.Google is still showing old description even after 4 months of update. Why this is happening and how to solve this issue?
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Duplicate Meta Descriptions for Paginated Content

How is it in 2019 with duplicate meta-description in case of large overview pages with a lot of pages (pagination). I researched and found inconsitent guidance to that topic.
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“Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available..” only in Google Search Results [duplicate]

Why am I getting this search description in Google search (on any browser): "Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently ...
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Why is meta description not showing properly on Google? [duplicate]

Weird discrepancy in meta description. On the website source code, meta description is "Insurance Brokers provide Insurance for Films, Photographers, Events, Theatre Producers, Music Performers, and ...
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Google is Crawling my url but the crawled page is the old version

Google is constantly crawling my site as it is constantly updated but the title tag and meta description are not updated in the SERP results. So, I checked the crawled page and it is not crawling the ...
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Can Google crawlers read the content of a page that has a 301 redirect?

I'm facing an issue of Google not picking up my new meta description for a specific page template. This page is currently being redirected to a different page on the site. Previously, the meta ...
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Displayed Google meta description varies depending on whether the URL is partial or not

Using React, I have a meta description in my index.html file and am adding meta descriptions on individual blog articles with react-helmet on each article page load. When I search on Google with ...
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Meta Description says “Your browser does not currently recognize video format” [duplicate]

My site is indexed on google search but the description is "Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 ...
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Dynamic data from database on google side [duplicate]

I am quite new in programming. I am here today to ask a question about dynamic data on the website. I want to create a website whose content will be managed by CMS which I will create. In the CMS ...
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Google is indexing the page title but not the meta description

The pages on my clients website, are built with SEO best practices. Please note that I am not an SEO expert, more of a web dev but make sure the SEO practices like proper title, description, hreflangs ...
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Google results shows two different versions of my site with different snippet, how do i make it so its the same snippet?

My website shows up on google with two different ways.For example say this is my site megaexample.com When I search example in google my shows up with this snippet "good snippet text" from my meta:...
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Should I remove the description/keywords meta tags if I want to use structured data markups (JSON-LD)?

I run a static HTML website for my small business. It is designed in Artisteer 4 and basic HTML comes from it. Should I remove meta name=description and meta name=keywords if I want to use structured ...
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How long does it take till Google changes the snippets in the search results?

I have changed the meta description and title tags a couple of weeks ago but still in search results the previous ones are shown. Did I make a mistake or takes time?
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What's the difference between og description and meta description?

Should we have both for better SEO? Does having og description, override meta name description?
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Does using an open graph description that duplicates the meta description prevent Google from using the description in the search results?

I have a site which is using both an OpenGraph meta description property: <meta property="og:description" ...as well a bog standard Meta description property: <meta name="description" ...
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Grey text pre-pended to my meta description in Google search results

I updated the meta description for a site that I made for a friend of mine a few weeks ago and a Google search is just now reflecting my changes. However, there is a slightly greyed-out prefix to the ...
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Does it improve click through rate from Google if I put queries from search console into the page?

I want to improve some pages' click-through rate (CTR). Someone suggested to me that I should add Google Search Console queries into keywords, meta description, h1, h2, etc. Is that likely to work ...
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Dynamic AngularJS Meta description stopped showing up in Google results

<meta name="description" ng-bind="main.pageDescription" content="{{main.pageDescription}}"> This is how we used to have dynamic meta descriptions for different pages and it used to work well ...
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Drop in indexed pages: duplicate meta descriptions

Our website has seen a pretty big drop in indexed pages over the last few weeks and we are trying to figure out what has happened. We have seen a decrease from 68.000 indexed pages to a low of 37.000 ...
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Writing page titles, headings and meta descriptions effectively

I read somewhere that page titles and main page heading shouldn't be identical, but they should be consistent with each other, and it's this idea of consistent that has me a little confused. If I ...
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From where does Google take the descriptions shown in their search results?

I have a website which is structured like a simple blog - on the left side (so first in the HTML code) I have listed some blog posts. On the right side, a I have a column with things like website ...
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Open graph data not visible in iFramely or WhatsApp despite working on Facebook

I have this self-hosted WordPress site. I have added all the needed meta tags. They do come up on Facebook open graph debugger and show up when sharing links. They don't work anywhere else. iFramely ...
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Title and Meta Description not found by SEO checking websites [closed]

I have a website and I'm trying to improve it's SEO ranking. I checked on several SEO checking websites and all of them say the Title and Meta Description are not found. I'm sure there are there: ...
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Django - html metadescription not translated while google searching

I have a weird issue and I still don't know why. I'm working on a website using Django 1.10. Default language is English and it is translated in French and Portuguese. The pseudo code of the index....
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Should we use name=“description” or itemprop=“description” in the tag for a meta description?

We try to improve the visibility of our website on Google and we've created meta descriptions for every page. Should we use: meta name="description" content="" OR meta itemprop="description" content=""...
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Does it matter if my meta description is truncated?

So I'm programmatically generating meta descriptions from the first 160 characters of my site's product listing descriptions. (I'm putting a 160 character limit on it. Is that still best practice?) ...
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Why Google does not show complete meta description [duplicate]

I am working on a website, I have done it on-page nearly complete. I am using 160 words description. In SERP I see meta description half from 160 words and half from website page.
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Will a home page with minimum text hurt SEO?

I'm in the process of setting up a new website for my web and graphic design business. I'm planning a home page that uses a very minimalist design: It will feature a large H1 title, a simple "...
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SEO what Meta enables the left display of information in google? [duplicate]

I have seen that when we make some search in google there is a left display of information sometimes in a box in Google. Please what Meta enables the left display of information on google like in the ...
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Should the name attribute of the meta tag be “description” or “meta-description”?

Can anyone tell me what the difference between description and meta-description? I've just read on the WordPress blog to mainly use "meta-description" as it's strongly recommended. I'm confused. &...
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Google doesn't use meta description on SERP [duplicate]

We changed the sites UI, CMS, link structure. Also Bought a new and better domain name. After we completed everything. We did below step by step; Created a new web application for old.com/page1.html ...
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Duplicate meta descriptions in Google Search Console despite redirection

In Search Console > HTML improvements > Duplicate meta descriptions I have errors of pages that I have a redirection in the .htaccess. I mean the Search Console see as duplicate the old page that does ...
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Meta description showing other content other than specified in meta tag when inspected

Please see the link as given. https://bhetincha.com/gurkha-technologies When searched for in google the meta description is different. But when i view page source it the meta description is different....
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Updated meta description is not being shown on the google result page

The following is the updated meta description tag that is present on html output. <meta property="og:description" content="Click to see the details of used Diesel Generator - 25 kVA with pictures ...
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Will Google respect changing the <meta> description with JavaScript?

I am building a single-page-application/SPA that uses JavaScript to control all the pages. Naturally, this means only one meta description embedded in HTML, even though there are many different pages ...
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Why is meta description tag in google not showing HTML tags properly?

I am writing articles about different HTML tags. Currently, my description tag looks like this: Read about the HTML5 Tag. but it should actually be: Read about the HTML5 <iframe> Tag. This ...
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Spam sites are using snippets of our content for the meta descriptions repeatedly for a whole host of sites

I work for a doctor who has several large information websites on health, diet, breast cancer and lung cancer, to name but a few. The problem is that almost every post on every site has had every ...
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How frequently should I change meta tags of my website?

I am new in this digital marketing industry and learning about SEO best practices, but I am confused about the meta tags that how frequently should I change meta tags of website's pages? Changing ...
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Is leaving meta description tag empty beneficial?

Recently I have been searching for different things in google search engine, bower save flag manage bower cache The first results for these two different queries were same page https://bower....
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How would changing social media description=meta description affect site's SEO?

I want to change the website's social media descriptions equal to the meta description of every page. Will this affect the site in a positive way since we have meta description for every page?
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What's best practice - either translate just the page title/meta description, or nothing at all? [closed]

I only have the translations for the page titles and meta descriptions. So I'm wondering, do I put the titles and meta descriptions in, keeping in mind that the rest of the page contents isn't ...
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Why has the phone number in description metatags stopped being clickable? [closed]

The description meta tags in the source code containing a phone number USED TO cause that phone number to become clickable and callable by any native mobile phone dialer INSTANTLY - from any search ...
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Can meta description content be exactly the same as the page content?

I have a web site with very limited amount of content on every page (only two sentences), each page represents a product from our 150 products repository. The SEO is very important to me and I don't ...
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Meta Descriptions and JSON Schema for Category Pages [closed]

We are a referral business - like Yelp, but in a different space. We added JSON-LD for local businesses on our destination/category pages. The addition of JSON-LD increased our ranks substantially. ...
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Including meta descriptions content into the main body copy

Will my website get penalized if I include my meta descriptions into the main body copy? For example my meta description is "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod ...
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Meta description only displays in Google search for some search terms

I'm having issues with my keywords and description.when ever I search my site using an abbreviation with community for ex "tge community" or "tgecommunity" together it shows two different descriptions ...
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Google SEO for dynamic multilanguage site [duplicate]

I have created a bilanguage site EN/DE the language text are dynamically loaded from EN.php or DE.php depending on a $language variable. How can I organise my code / pages for better SEO and how can I ...
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Is it bad for SEO to have the same content for meta description and og:description?

I am using ahref.com and they are identifying critical duplicate content issues with my titles and meta descriptions. They say the critical warning is because the content in my meta description and ...
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Google is indexing my site as HTTPS and HTTP

I went to search my site to see how Google is indexing it and it is for some reason all jacked up. I am seeing some pages indexed as HTTPS and then the same pages as not. Also the meta description is ...
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Can meta description and schema description be the same?

I have been trying to work out what the actual difference between <meta name="description" content=""> and the schema.org item description that I am using itemprop="description" within my ...