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Page description for SEO

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Paulius Z., Dec 11, 2017.

  1. #1
    Guys,
    As for recent news, Google will start showing ±350 symbols, or already stared. What do you think about it? Are you planning to update your sites description soon for better rankings?
    SEMrush
     
    Paulius Z., Dec 11, 2017 IP
    SEMrush
  2. wanessmark

    wanessmark Active Member

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    #2
    We will do it later in July in 2018
    now you dont have to be stressed about that.
     
    wanessmark, Dec 11, 2017 IP
  3. Paulius Z.

    Paulius Z. Greenhorn

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    #3
    I know we should not be stressed for it, but what is your opinion in general? Do you think it will help/harm or give no big value for SEO?
     
    Paulius Z., Dec 11, 2017 IP
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    DanSeo Peon

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    #4
    I have updated descriptions of all pages in my website according to the recent Google update (i.e ±350 symbols), but currently showing description character (314) in SERP, for my keyword.
     
    DanSeo, Dec 12, 2017 IP
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    Softprodigy Greenhorn

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    #5
    Different symbols are fine but there is no use of implementing the symbols in places of keywords which we utilize in the description of the SEO results.
     
    Softprodigy, Dec 12, 2017 IP
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    As per the new update you can add 230 char within your meta description. I would suggest you to re-edit your meta desc and add your keywords within your description by making it into an attractive description so you can generate quality organic traffic.
     
    Scriptechweb, Dec 12, 2017 IP
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    Sumit_Singh Active Member

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    #7
    I don't think symbols will help in SE rankings.
     
    Sumit_Singh, Dec 12, 2017 IP
  8. Paulius Z.

    Paulius Z. Greenhorn

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    As for symbols, I have read some articles that it is best avoid them in description. Google does not display them well in search results + it does not give any value for people who search. So good description, without special characters seems best solution to rank better.
     
    Paulius Z., Dec 13, 2017 IP
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    dimitarang Active Member

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    #9
    I stopped using it while ago.
     
    dimitarang, Dec 13, 2017 IP
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    usasportstraining Notable Member

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    usasportstraining, Dec 13, 2017 IP
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    #11
    It should be google displaying symbols not character and upgrading as u stated might not guarantee that specific amount you said, may be we should also see how facebook generate such
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2017
    itfranklyn, Dec 27, 2017 IP
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    #12
    I want say don't think symbols and It help in SE rankings?
     
    noyon100, Jan 3, 2018 IP
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    #13
    i dont think it has much impact on improving keyword rankings
     
    MinhLong345, Jan 3, 2018 IP
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    skeye Greenhorn

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    I've been seeing a lot of "broken" descriptions since this update.
    Google seems to fetch descriptions from random places ignoring the tag and sometimes even the contents of the page.
    I see descriptions that show me menus, breadcrumbs, navigation, footer.

    A lot of job for SEOs, always a good thing for me :D

    Examples:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    skeye, Jan 5, 2018 IP
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    i think what you need to focus on is implementing the rich text schema for your website rather than updating description text
     
    ExtremeIM, Jan 5, 2018 IP
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    Zoti Media Group Notable Member

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    I have two keywords on page 1 from pages without description. I think meta is not a ranking factor anymore.
     
    Zoti Media Group, Jan 6, 2018 IP
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    Is this true???
    if it is.. then i'll also update my web pages..
     
    Omnitec1018, Jan 8, 2018 IP
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    I have a site at work that doesn't use Meta Descriptions at all and this has no problem ranking. Is there an argument to be made that a page without a Meta Description can rank for more keywords? Also do you think having a Meta Description that is optimised will increase click through? I am building a site of my own and am unsure which route to take.
     
    CalvinD, Jan 10, 2018 IP
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    Before you do, remember there is more than one search engine out there. Are the others going to allow longer meta description texts too?
     
    Tedel, Jan 10, 2018 IP
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    The quality of the content is more relevant in seo than the description
     
    Mr victor, Jan 10, 2018 IP