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Google better at generating the <meta name="description" > tag?

     
1:46 pm on Oct 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I did a few tests and noticed when I leave the description out google does a pretty good job at dynamically generating it for me..

Also webmasterworld doesnt appear to believe in using them either as it is missing on their index page. In fact the head is looking pretty bare.

Any ideas why?

2:23 pm on Oct 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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We've said it around here for years: bot content for bots - human content for humans. A meta tag is only intended for bots. Why would you serve it hundreds of thousands times a day and cost yourself resources and bandwidth for a couple of page views by bots?

If you have a quality odp listing...why not go for it?

4:29 pm on Oct 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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mmmm...

What if you do not have a quality odp listing?

5:52 pm on Oct 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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still working on that odp listing. :0(
6:28 pm on Oct 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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it is near impossible to find a competitive section where the editor is truly ubiased and without affiliation...has been my expereince anyway...