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Old 05-26-2014, 09:03 PM
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How important is meta description?

I'm using Yoast SEO for wordpress and I get scored well for adding meta description as suppose to just having a snippet from my article being shown. But when I google search, I haven't seen anyone on the top tages change their meta description/ So it couldnt be as important as I might think. Or is it?
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:53 PM
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Meta description is very useful on your seo side because it is the one that makes the first impression for the visitor to pick interest in the content of your webpage. If you search the keyword of your site and you happen to see your website's url, that text which appears is the one which persuades the visitors.
 
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Google gives more importance to the Title tag, however meta description is important as it get displayed in the google search result pages.
 
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Maybe I should add more to my meta description instead of just the keywords.
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:35 AM
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I just removed a few replies because they didn't even come close to helping the thread creator out.

Come on folks, don't post for the sake of it.
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Description is important to describe your web page services or products to users. Google also give preference the keywords in meta description. Google highlighted the keywords in description when you put any query in search bar.
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I'm using Yoast SEO for wordpress and I get scored well for adding meta description as suppose to just having a snippet from my article being shown. But when I google search, I haven't seen anyone on the top tages change their meta description/ So it couldnt be as important as I might think. Or is it?
First of all this que of not about YOAST seo plugin or meta description in serps. you are talking about rich snippet in serps.

Use this tool to check your blog or website how they come in SERPS
http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets

Google shows meta description according to the user search queries & sometimes I seen snippet in google more than 250-300 characters +.

Use this google tool to check your site appearance in google. all the best
 
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Hi,

Meta description is very important, what it could do, it tells Google and other search engines what is your article all about ...

Also it helps Google to offer the article to the visitors depend on the keywords that have been put by you !

but still there is competition of the ranking in Google !

So, You need two thinks:

1- Put a very good selected Keywords in the meta description
2- Get Backlinks for these keywords and there are many ways of that

I hope it was Helpful

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Thanks for all the replies. Will apply them to the best of my ability.
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Maybe I should add more to my meta description instead of just the keywords.
It depends to what you have in your minds and why you are doing seo, using just keywords for memeans that you are doing your seo for google but not visitors because Meta description is supposed to be the first impression you give to the visitors to come to your site but not keywords. Write some catchy words will useful than just keywords.
 
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Its very important. It's the sales pitchfork that particular page. If it sucks, then visitors will mostly overlook it. Make sure it involves the keyword and offers what the page entails.
 
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There was a time meta description was very important but now it is only a way to show in google search results and it carries no weight age as ranking factor
 
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The meta description is the most important things in SEO would be the first to be shown in google serp, the url with keyword and after that would be the meta description.

But very important not too long or do not display correctly.
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The importance of post's meta description comes in:
*Your meta description is seen in search engine results which means your targeted visitors will see it before they enter your site so if you wrote a good meta description, you will attract visitors to click on your site among many other sites on which appear for them.
*It will help your post to rank fast on Google as well .
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@mrbillmarks - Totally agree with you.
To add to this, in case you do not have a meta description added to your site, then Google will pick up content from that page and display it as meta description, which may or may not serve the purpose. So , i would recommend adding meta descriptions to your site.
 
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Meta description is important and this leads a visitors to pick your link when they found a clear and exact results, I suggest you to follow the google strategies for Tile tag and Meta description.
Keep less than 55 Characters length for Title and less than or 255 characters
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Meta Description is very important On-Page Seo factor for every website because it will be list on google and meta description explain to customer about our site overview.
 
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In earlier meta description was important but now it is only use for google search. But description should be short and unique.
 
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Meta description has less value now in SEO even if you don't write meta description Google will automatically pic some relevant text and do it for you but good meta description with strong call to action can increase click through rate
 
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The meta description will be the first thing thing visitors of your website will see. It's meant to inform visitors of your site's content. It's very important.
 
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