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jobshexa
08-27-2015, 07:02 AM
What are meta descriptions and do they still matter?

snehasharma
08-27-2015, 08:09 AM
meta description is very useful. it helps user to read your short description on serp.. and i guess you are talking about meta tag.. Meta tag doesn't matter in google serp but it's matter on other search engine.

RH-Calvin
08-27-2015, 08:45 AM
Meta description is an important on page work required to build your website presence in search engines. It is the description that is displayed against your website in search engines. It tells about your website and provides brief information to browsers searching in search engines. Hence meta description is an important factor and should be written with great care.

edwina
08-28-2015, 05:42 AM
Meta description is writing shot note about your site.

thuybk
08-28-2015, 06:40 AM
Meta descriptions are HTML attributes that provide concise explanations of the contents of web pages. Meta descriptions are commonly used on search engine result pages (SERPs) to display preview snippets for a given page.

salman gee
08-29-2015, 02:15 AM
I seriously doubt that SEO is going anywhere anytime soon. That said, SEO is very different from what is was 5, 10, 15 years ago.
In the early days of SEO, you could stuff your website with some keywords and META tags it would rank well. SEO is much more complex today. To help clear things up a bit, let’s split SEO up into two parts:
1. Coding
2. Context
Let’s start with Coding:
Coding
Tags Still Matter
Even though the META Keyword tags have been useless for a while now, some tags still play a big part in SEO. The good news is that now, with a CMS like WordPress, you can update these tags yourself.
Here are a few that still make a difference:
Title Tag
In older browsers, this was the text you would see along the top bar. Newer browsers usually do not show the title tag (because they now offer tabs), but it does still matters.
Each page should have a unique title tag that specifically describes the content within that page. You want to use keywords in your tag but make sure it makes sense to the reader. These tags signal to the engines what the page is about.
They will also show in the SERP (search engine results pages) listings…
The length of these can vary. 55 characters seems to be about the average. Using a plugin like Yoast will allow you to see how your titles will appear in the SERPs so you can play around with it.
H1 And Other Heading Tags
These tags are also important. The engines will look at these as indicators of context:
• What is this page about? H1
• What is this section about? H2, H3, H4
Using a CMS, your website developer can preset these for you
The sample above is from WordPress. The title box is automatically set to be an H1. Then, you’ll want to use H2-H4 for headings within the content area.
Same rule applies here – use keywords but make sure it makes sense to the reader.Ana This tag has no direct effect on your page ranking. However, it is still important. More often than not, this is the information that shows up in the SERPs as the page’s description.This is your SERP sales pitch. Use this tag to describe the page in such a way that the user will want to click.I did a search for Italian Restaurants in Google

jane1
08-29-2015, 07:29 AM
Meta titles and descriptions are used for indexing your site properly by search engines. When an online user makes a search related to the keywords in these tags the search fetch the information from the website to the user in less then a second.
Yes, they still matter. see the searches you everyday made.

irfan
08-30-2015, 06:35 AM
Meta descriptions are HTML attributes that provide concise explanations of the contents of web pages. Meta descriptions are commonly used on search engine result pages (SERPs) to display preview snippets for a given page.

This meta descriptions tag has no direct effect on your page ranking. However, it is still importan

rohitnagpure336
09-02-2015, 04:15 AM
Meta Description is valuable part in SEO because it shows "what about your website Is" in search engine result page.