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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How many times can the same keyword appear in a meta description tag without penalty?

This is source code from the adsense home page (code here is formatted to fit screen): <title> Make Money Online Through Website Monetization | Google AdSense – Google </title> <meta ...
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Is the "meta-description" tag required when "meta-robots" is set to noindex?

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 ...
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Google site: search shows description, but page source has no meta-description

I found a webpage without a meta-description in the page source but when I did a site: search, the webpage had a description. How does this play into SEO? Was the description generated based on a ...
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Ways to write Meta Descriptions for better CTR and SEO

I am about to wrap up a big project and at the moment I am preparing my Meta Descriptions (around 80 total). This website will focus on educating the general public about a particulate industry and ...
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Will it be good to use branding TEXT at the start of Meta description?

Will it be good to use branding TEXT at the start of Meta description? Will it harm in anyways if I use it in all my pages? Check out the green box.
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Why are these pages showing as duplicate content in Google Webmaster Tools? [closed]

The following two URLs are showing up as having duplicate meta descriptions in my Google Webmaster Tools and I have spent the past couple of months unable to find out why that is: http://www.example....
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Can a website located on a subdomain affect my main domain for duplicated meta description?

I have 2 websites, the main website located at example.com, and another one which is on a.example.com. The problem is that I have some duplicated meta description problems to the website located on ...
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eCommerce SEO: Unique"ify" my Product Names / URL's / description ,etc?

Let's say you have 6-10 eCommerce sites all selling (mostly) the same products. They use the same database to pull: -descriptions -titles -keywords -alt attributes -unique urls -etc. My question is ...
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Multiple Themes Duplicate Content

I have about 10-15 pages in a specific category, and I use three templates to write the meta descriptions of each. Each page has it's own meta description, but it follows one of the three templates ...
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How to get the content right for better showing in google results [duplicate]

I am looking for basic help or guidelines for making my site earn better visibility in google and other search engine results. My site is a price-comparison engine for products so I want to know what ...
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Searching for acronym keywords in Google brings up full domain as first result

For years, I've had two domains (this is a ficticious example): allbenchescatchdirt.com and abcd.com They both do okay in terms of ranking for their keywords. However, I noticed something weird: If ...
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no description when searching keyword in google

I am new with SEO, and i following a tutorial about meta tags... when i search my keyword in Google, I can only see the URL of my website but it has no description.... search in google: surebooked --...
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Redundant meta attributes

I generate my meta tags dynamically, they render like this: <meta id="HeadContent_MetaDescription" name="description" content="Is Adobe Flash going out? And is HTML5 taking over the world?">&...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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checking for duplicate title and meta description tags across multiple subdomains

I know in Google Webmaster Tools, under "search appearance" for any domain, there's an "HTML Improvements" section which only checks crawled URLs specifically for that domain. My website has ...
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Google returns wrong subdomain variation as top result

we recently updated a customer website which included a change in server and some 301's to send old pages to new ones. The website as long as we know has always been setup without the www. subdomain ...
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Why do the meta description of my webpage is showing in Google SERP on mobile and not on web? [duplicate]

My aim was to display the meta description on this page to improve CTR - However, I was disappointed because the meta description is only shown in Google SERP on mobile not on Web. Please see the 2 ...
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Why use meta description, when we know, if we do not use meta description in a webpage, the Google will show the article text, in SERP? [duplicate]

Why use meta description, when we know, if we do not use meta description in a webpage, the Google will show the article text, in SERP? What role meta description serve?
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Original domain (which is 301 redirected) meta description doesn't update

I have a domain name example.com which I 301 redirected to www.example.com. Problem is when I search for the website on Google, it shows the .com rather than the www. So the .com meta description ...
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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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Will search engines still see the meta description of my site if I use a php variable for it?

I am following the procedure described on this page for including a common header on every page of a website, which uses PHP. After describing how to include one page in another using PHP, the author ...
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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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What should the meta description on a forum website be?

Title and meta description is important for any page. For example if I take a forum website, the title will be the same as the question asked. What about the description? Should I leave it blank or ...
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How to add meta keywords in each Blogger post?

Recently I saw some "how to" articles about putting the meta keywords in each Blogger post individually. According these articles, you have to put some code many times, e.g. if the blog contains 100 ...
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Is there any lyrics meta tag when a page contains lyrics? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do meta keywords have any impact on ranking algorithms? So I created a website for a friend that has a music band and for each song we have the lyrics for it. I don't want to ...
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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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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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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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Is the programmatic addition of keywords and descriptions worthwhile?

I see here: http://wiki.asp.net/page.aspx/1648/seo-for-aspnet-web-site/ this code: protected void Page_Init(object sender, EventArgs e) { // Add meta description tag HtmlMeta metaDescription = ...
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Is there any pros and cons of duplication content of meta description tag to keyword tag

On a Huge Website we have no time to add keywords manually so I'm same phrases for Description and keyword like this <meta name='description' content="Hello how are you?"> <meta name='...
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Setting Meta tags for a website

I have made an Asp.net MVC website and am not well versed about SEO techniques, so I want a little guidance in setting the appropriate meta tags for the website. My website is dynamic and has two ...
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Is there a way to specify meta keywords and descriptions with Drupal?

I would like to be able to specify some meta keywords and meta descriptions for some of my pages in our Drupal (version 6) site. However, there does not appear to be a way to do that within Drupal (at ...
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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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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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