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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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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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wrong duplicate meta descriptions on webmaster tools

We have recently moved our site to a new platform with a different structure. We placed the correct 301 redirects from old pages, but also, some pages include 302 redirects for language-specific ...
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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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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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Are there any benefits to having unique meta descriptions and meta keywords per article/post/page on blog?

My company's website is running on WordPress. I've been asked to find an easy way to add custom meta description & keywords to the site. Of course, found an extension that easily allows this on ...
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Having same page with different meta tags without affecting SEO

I am a .NET developer, I don't know much about SEO. How can I have single page for multiple meta descriptions and titles without downgrading my search engine oerspectives? For example, say I have 3 ...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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 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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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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Is there a minimum meta description length?

I know that the recommended meta description length should be between 150 and 160 characters. However, on a website I am working on I have to make use of various php variables to make them "sort of" ...
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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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"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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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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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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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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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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English version of my site is showing up in Google.sv instead of the Swedish version of my site

I have a website that's in English on example.com and in Swedish on example.com/sv. I have corresponding hreflangs for each language. <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="http://example.com/"&...
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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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CSS being Displayed by Google spiders

I have written an article HTML Image Tag for the site and it has been indexed by Google. But when I search it, google displays HTML Image Tag - ProgrammingBulls http://programmingbulls.com/html-image-...
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Why does meta description exist when keywords doesn't?

My understanding is that the meta keywords tag was long since removed as it was far too open for abuse and gaming. Search engines are a lot more intelligent now, why is the same criticism of the meta ...
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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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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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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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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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Physical address and contact details in Meta tags

I remember someone once saying it was useful (for SEO purposes) to include your address and contact details in the site's Meta tags. I don't recall if he meant in in the meta description or in ...
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Porn description in Yahoo and Bing search results

If you check out the fifth link ABLawyers Online Education Centre on Bing: http://www.bing.com/search?q=ablawyers&form=QBLH&filt=all&qs=n&sk=&sc=1-9 You will see porn text "...
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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 the first time, everything was fine and Google crawled the website within 24 hours. But now due to some keyword ...
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Does Google search for keywords in meta descriptions?

We know that Google does not use meta keywords for ranking, but does it search for potential keywords in meta descriptions?
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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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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 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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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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Unique meta descriptions for different divisions of a single page website?

I have a website with single page structure. It includes several categories like "About us", "Services", "Pricing" and "Contact us". Is it necessary to write a description for each division ...
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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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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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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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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 Search results show one link but no description

Search for this term in Google: cop-groningen or click the link to get to the page without typing. It shows you a link at the top of the search results page: www.cop-groningen.nl/. Below it I see ...
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Is it good or bad to have dynamic content in page titles and/or description

In a local listing website, I append number of search results found in the description(not in title currntly) meta tag of the page as I think this is valuable for users for e.g. "Find address, phone ...
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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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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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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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