1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

Meta description tag valuable for SEO?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by javafreak, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. #1
    Is there any value in putting keywords in the meta description tag for the SERPs? Right now most of my pages contain the same general description, but I was thinking of changing them to be more specific for the content on each page.:confused:
    SEMrush
     
    javafreak, Jan 31, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. ServerUnion

    ServerUnion Peon

    Messages:
    3,615
    Likes Received:
    297
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #2
    Each page on your site should be unique even down to the meta data. Good luck
     
    ServerUnion, Jan 31, 2007 IP
    scubita likes this.
  3. longhand

    longhand Peon

    Messages:
    255
    Likes Received:
    4
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #3
    Probably yes, who know. But the most important is the title, write a very descriptive and good, keyword rich title for each page.
     
    longhand, Jan 31, 2007 IP
  4. scubita

    scubita Peon

    Messages:
    5,550
    Likes Received:
    318
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #4
    this is the best answer you can get :rolleyes:
     
    scubita, Jan 31, 2007 IP
    ServerUnion likes this.
  5. javafreak

    javafreak Peon

    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #5
    Would it be okay if the description matches the title for the page or should the description be more detailed?
     
    javafreak, Jan 31, 2007 IP
  6. skanxalot

    skanxalot Peon

    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #6
    I would write a description tag that will entice a user to click-thru, since many times the description tag is used as the snippet under your title in the SERPs. Think of it as ad copy.
     
    skanxalot, Jan 31, 2007 IP
  7. ServerUnion

    ServerUnion Peon

    Messages:
    3,615
    Likes Received:
    297
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #7
    Description and title should not be the same. UNIQUE CONTENT and META is the theme here.
     
    ServerUnion, Jan 31, 2007 IP
  8. hhheng

    hhheng Banned

    Messages:
    2,633
    Likes Received:
    37
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #8
    You'd better use different meta description tag for each page, and the description shall be like a summary of that page. Try to put the most important keywords and repeat once in the description tag for each page. Remember google will search in title, description, domain, page content for the keywords.
     
    hhheng, Jan 31, 2007 IP