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Where did Google get my description?
Where did Google get my description?
scottperry




msg:764794
 4:35 pm on Jun 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

When searching for "office chairs" I come up #10, but the description is not on my site anywhere...are they editorializing the description on the result?

Wierd, any thoughs would be appreciated.

 

bether2




msg:764795
 8:59 pm on Jun 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Check your meta description tag. Google often takes the "snippet" from there.

directrix




msg:764796
 9:34 pm on Jun 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Have you tried googling Google's description of your site?

victor




msg:764797
 9:41 pm on Jun 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

A wide class of searches these days seems to return the DMOZ / Google Directory description rather than the traditional ransom note.

Search this site for earlier discussions.

bether2




msg:764798
 11:19 pm on Jun 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

By the way, if it's the site I think it is, your meta description needs a little spelling help - unless you're optimizing for misspellings. If so, oops, now everyone can see 'em.

onefiddle




msg:764799
 11:45 pm on Jun 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

A wide class of searches these days seems to return the DMOZ / Google Directory description rather than the traditional ransom note.

Google does this for my site. It's a good thing that the OPD description is pretty good.

victor




msg:764800
 7:18 am on Jun 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

Googleguy mentions the issue here (message 4):
[webmasterworld.com...]

Even he's "not sure what the exact criteria are for using the meta description instead of a normal snippet"

bether2




msg:764801
 10:18 pm on Jun 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

Clarification:
scottperry's site wasn't the one I thought. His description came from ODP. No spelling errors. :)

Dynamoo




msg:764802
 11:08 pm on Jun 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

A couple of years back there was a snippet AND the ODP description which made much more sense. The ODP descriptions don't always make sense when taken out of the context of the directory category they live in.

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