matrix_jan - 7:06 pm on Jan 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
The meta description is not a ranking factor for Google
Totally agree. One of my pages got "..." as a meta description due to a flaw in php generator. As a description in serp G showed some text from the page. I was surprised to see it on first position for a very competitive keyphrase. I then obviously made some changes to the php file, and now it's on 2nd position. But never ever before any of other similar pages got to the first page (their children did), this website's keywords have high competition.