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Lycos descriptions
DrGreenthumb

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Msg#: 439 posted 1:04 am on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

I recently submitted a handfull of sites to Lycos through FAST's pay for spider service. All sites that I submitted as subdomains don't pull the description from the META but rather the first text on the page which is a form. I triple checked the meta tags and no problem there, any ideas why the descriptions arent being picked up?

 

IanTurner

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Msg#: 439 posted 12:06 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

I thought that was standard for Lycos/Fast listings

heini

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Msg#: 439 posted 12:11 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

DrGreenthumb, do you have titles for those pages?
Standard is title, desc, and then <h>.

DrGreenthumb

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Msg#: 439 posted 4:50 pm on Mar 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

yes i have title, description, and keywords in the head. the title pulls fine and so does the description unless the page is a subdomain, completely weird.

Rumbas

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Msg#: 439 posted 2:32 pm on Mar 17, 2002 (gmt 0)

That's strange.
I have subdomains in there and they all pull the meta description in the SERP's.

DGT what about other engines - Alltheweb (?) - how's the SERP's there?

IanTurner

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Msg#: 439 posted 6:10 pm on Mar 17, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hmmm, very odd.

Having just looked through some of my sites. The main site is pulling the top text from the start of the page, and two other sites are pulling the meta description.

It happens on the main domain too, not just sub-domains.

beasscr

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Msg#: 439 posted 8:15 pm on Mar 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'm having a similar problem. But my problem is with the main url and not sub-domain pages, and there is no description at all after my listing.

All tags are there and I see no problem in AlltheWeb or any other search engines.

How can I correct this?

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