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A search for the exact description G shows reveals that the snippit G is using comes from another site which links to me. Seems odd to me and I wonder what it means, whether it is normal, and why they are doing it.
Seems this offers an easy way for a competitor to hurt your site -- if this site linking to me were to change their description to "this site totally sucks, don't bother going there it's a waste of time" would G still display it?
joined:Jan 12, 2004
In your 2nd paragraph it sounds like you are NOT 1st, instead someone that links to you using your description is first.
Well, at any rate, during Bourbon this happened to me. All those sites that linked TO me, were showing on the 1st page, 2nd page, etc., INSTEAD OF me, and this was in searches for not only my biz name, but my key phrases as well! some of these I never even knew linked to me, and some were 302 redirects. Several days ago this all changed, and I got back most of my pre-May 21st G SERP's.
If it is information from some other site they are using, just some normal website, then that may be a big problem...
lol, g1smd, you are right, the description is from dmoz. The other site I found was just stealing the dmoz description. Thanks for clearing that up, sure it makes sense to use the dmoz description, I'm fine with that.