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Argh! Google indexed my site with filler text (lorem ipsum ...) and now my stats and the home page link on google's search results have the filler text in the description. Sad

Is there any way to get google to replace it with relevant text?

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Ah, good. I'll give it a

Ah, good. I'll give it a try.

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Google prefers to use the

Google prefers to use the meta datum description in its search results. Write a good description of the page, one that will properly entice searchers to visit. If/when googlebot visits again, it will update its description of the page, so write well.

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gary.turner wrote:Google

gary.turner wrote:

Google prefers to use the meta datum description in its search results. Write a good description of the page, one that will properly entice searchers to visit. If/when googlebot visits again, it will update its description of the page, so write well.

Thanks. Smile

Should meta description tags differ for each page? That would present a problem with my CMS. I'll have to rework it a bit.

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Yes. Had so much trouble with

Yes.

Had so much trouble with bloody Google and it's flaming indexes and caches, it's removal tools lead you a merry dance. If it's a test install ensure you close the door firmly with a robots.txt

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Verschwindende wrote: Should

Verschwindende wrote:

Should meta description tags differ for each page? That would present a problem with my CMS. I'll have to rework it a bit.

It should, but as you've found if a meta description is lacking, Google will make an attempt to use the content of the page for its results' descriptions instead. So if you structure your pages properly and get the main content towards the top of the page, you may find you don't need to bother with adding a separate entry for meta description.

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