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A meta tag that contains a description of your site.

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Why should the content of the og:description meta tag be trimmed?

I try to fetch 3 links on Facebook, YouTube and TikTok. Their og:description tags are all truncated from the actual description of the video. I understand that this doesn't affect SEO, but why there ...
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Google ignores meta description set by me [duplicate]

I am an AIO SEO plugin and I explicitly set meta description for my blog post and it does set too but Google randomly picked the description and showed it on the search results.
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CSS Flex Order, What Does Googe Use?

If I have a page with four rows of content in the HTML ordered as: Topic C Topic A Topic B Topic D Then using CSS I reorder them into ABCD for desktop and DABC for mobile, which row will Google use ...
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Meta Descriptions Blank in Serps

Most of the meta descriptions in my articles are not appearing in SERP. This has happened over the last 12 hours. Updated Yoast and made some Elementor theme changes the night before. Site was also ...
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Ideal meta description length

One source claims that a meta description for a website should be between 160 and 300 characters however when I do a test of 160 characters in seobility's SERP snippet generator, it thinks my text ...
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My website can not searched with Google, but works fine with other search engine [duplicate]

My website has been published for a year and I have set a title and description tags but they don't work. According to the document guidelines, I found that the website has been included by Google, ...
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Why is Google indexing the title and description of my site in English instead of Portuguese?

When I look for my website (in Portuguese, my language), Google shows me the title and description of the page in English and they appear to have indexed the Portuguese URL. Why is this happening? I ...
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How search engines detect when Javascript is finished execution?

I have single page application, which I would like to add different meta description tag depending on URL. Application does initial data loading from server via fetch (which is needed for description),...
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How frequently should I modify my title tags and meta description tags on my web pages?

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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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 ...
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About using singular & plural version of a word in meta description

Here is an example (for page description ) Prayer To obtain goals. Blessing to open divine channels to ensure you attain your objectives. Pray this to acquire your objective and goal. Trying to rank ...
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Is it OK for SEO to also use the page title as the meta description?

I am new at content writing and SEO. I am bit confused with the meta tags. When I write the meta tags for my website, is it OK to have the title same as the description? When I am writing about the ...
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Having multiple keywords separated by comma in the title of the page?

I want to target multiple keywords with same piece of content (I am thinking to add multiple keywords separated by commas in title and description of the page). So, is it the right approach or I am ...
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How to Change the Title & Meta Desc Tags in Visual Editor of Google Optimize?

I am using Google Optimize. I open my variant in Visual Editor. However, it seems the editor can only change visible elements in the page. How can change the title and Meta Desc tags? I asked this ...
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After updating the title and meta description, how long until changes take place on Google?

I am using the Yoast plugin to help with the SEO of my site. I just set everything up and am wondering how long it takes for google to update the information. As you can probably tell already the only ...
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HTML entities appearing incorrectly in Google SERPS

I have always created my web pages to ensure they can be validated by W3C. Namely, when I am using HTML entities in my title tag or meta description, I will ensure that these characters are being ...
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Google search results say "no information is available for this page" instead of meta description for page not blocked by robots.txt

I cant see Meta Description for my page. I know its added on the backend. Its not blocked by robots.txt
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Google SERP not showing my metatags OR auto-generated ones

I manage a multilingual e-commerce Drupal website which is now included in Google's index, but Google SERPs show URL and page title but no text at all where the meta description (or auto-generated ...
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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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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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Meta Titles appearing incorrectly on Google [duplicate]

I was hoping you could help me with a question about a Meta Title query as they seem to be appearing inaccurately - and its driving me mad. Few considerations: Google seems to be displaying our old ...
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Yoast is reporting fewer than 50 words for my quiz-like posts in WordPress. How can I correct this?

I am new to WordPress development and trying to make a quiz site. I have a quiz plugin installed called WPquiz. I made a quiz with 12 questions, which is also more than 300 words (including the ...
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Multi-language meta description for SEO

We run a website in Latvia in Latvian language. The thing is that the website mainly promotes free Bibles only in Russian and English languages. The Latvian audience fairy knows whether Russian or ...
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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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Changing category subject in short intervals

I would like to know if it is possible to not get penalised by google for changing the subject of a category entirely. I would like to swap a category that I have built on a webpage, for one with a ...
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Google shows image alt text in the search result rather than the meta description

Google search shows random alt text of images in my site instead of the meta description tag text. I couldn't find similar problems on the net so I guess I'm doing something wrong, but what is it? If ...
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Link preview not shown on any social media

I was testing to see how my links appear when they are shared on WhatsApp or other social media. I found that it only shows the link, but not the meta description and page/post image etc. I am using ...
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Can I make Google use the meta description (or a specific text from the page) to form snippets?

Google uses neither meta descriptions, nor H1 pages titles for snippets that appear in Google search results. It takes text fragments that are irrelevant for our target audience. Such text snippets ...
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Preserve Meta Title and Meta Description from redirected page

My site runs on WordPress. I have a custom post type of my Projects. These projects are categorized using Project categories. Each Project category has it's 'archive' page, where the projects are ...
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is it possible to add meta FAQs to webpages that are parsed by search engines

For a single webpage is it possible to add questions and answers complementing the webpage content. I am talking about non-visible (meta) content that will just help in SEO.
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Google Search console reports home page blocked by robots.txt and search results only show the domain name even though it isn't blocked

For the last few days I haven't seen the title and meta description in Google search results. When I inspected URL in search console, I got this error message: URL is on Google, but has issues. ...
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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! ...
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Ask How To Seting httaccses meta desc title same with oldies web

How do I setup .htaccses to get meta desc and title same with old web but redirect into new website example. aaaaaaa.blogspot.com = the old web - We want to get the meta desc and title from original ...
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How do I calculate the size in PX of a meta title/description programically?

I have some meta titles / descriptions which holds some dynamic content. Server side, before rendering the page, I wanna detect if that title / description is too long and fallback to a shorter one if ...
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Meta description missing on Google since migration from WordPress to Ghost

I recently migrated my WordPress blog to Ghost, an alternative to WP, powerful and fast. I wrote this topic on the official Ghost forum: https://forum.ghost.org/t/meta-description-is-missing-from-...
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How to determine which of these localization links should be made canonical?

I'm adding localization support for GoogleBot crawling to a page that already uses the default cookie approach of ASP.net Core to determine language. The expectation is that the new system will ...
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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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"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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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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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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How can I add use meta description and meta keyword tags on a multi-lingual website?

Currently I m using <meta name="keywords" lang="en" content="..."/> <meta name="description" lang="en" content="..."/> for meta lang declaration. But my website is multilingual. Now how ...
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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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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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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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Are meta descriptions important for pages that are not indexed by search engines?

I have read about meta descriptions here on the webmasters forum. Is it necessary or important to have description on pages that are not being index by the search engine? Like for instances, pages in "...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...