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While I wait for that to happen, which may be a while as there is no editor ... Is there any way to point towards or exclude portions of a page ... not a huge deal but my newest listings are displaying my copyright disclaimer at the bottom of the page ...
I've found that it helps when making housekeeping changes to a page to also fiddle something in the main content in hopes that the changed content blurb will be picked up as the snippet, not the copyright, navigation, etc.
Sometimes it works, sometimes it don't.
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I'll bet that Google is showing your copyright notice because you searched for your page by your company name and the name appears in or near the notice. If you used a different search to turn up the page, the snippet would likely be different.
Consider your main target keywords, and give thought to the text that surrounds them where they appear on the page, especially the first occurence. Tweaking the surrounding text can sometimes make quite an improvement to the attractiveness of the description snippet that Google gives you, at least for your most important terms.
Google snippets sometimes show words from ALT tags and link TITLE tags, too, so if any of those are near your main target keywords (as seen from a spider's-eye view in your source code) remember to think about them too.
until I removed the italics
Very interesting. Google was using my quote of the day as a snippet -- above I attributed it to Freshbot since this was the only thing that changed on many pages -- and it was also in italic.
Might plug the quote back in without italics and see what happens.