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  1. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    When I search on Google or any other search engine for Taibros, my site'll be the first on the list. However, the text that's written after my webpage is usually a recent post. How can I change what is displayed on the search engine?
    So instead of this:
    Taibros.net: recent post text recent post text
    It'll look like this:
    Taibros.net: Text that I want to have.
    Thanks!

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Use meta tags - click the 'Help' on Google. It answers loads of interesting stuff

  3. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You can't, really. You don't get to control what the search engines display as a sample of your content.

  4. metaactive
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    its hard,trial and error

  5. moisie
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    <meta name="Description" content="your text" /> works. Alteratively you could just enter the appropriate text on your front page so that it onlys shows if say the query string is empty.

  6. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    True, but not all search engines utilize snippets of text from the page. In which case, it' would be excellent to be able to automate the <description> meta tag.
    However, I've tried to use the_excerpt -- which would have been an unduly long description -- but unfortunately, the_excerpt contains tags.
    Is there another tag that might take a snippet from the top paragraph of a post?
    (I'm fully prepared to discover I'm missed something obvious. LOL)

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