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slide info showing up in page meta (5 posts)

  1. gopanthers
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I like the slider and it works well but I have a problem with meta data from the slider showing up in search engines. My homepage has only one line of text before the slider. In Google my site description displays that line of text but then displays ugly metadata from my first slide, including a number, the title, and then the image file name.

    Is there any way to prevent any metadata from the slider from contributing to anything that can be picked up by Google? I realize this is often a positive thing but when it shows up as the readable description of your whole site it becomes a negative.

    Thanks!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/promotion-slider/

  2. Micah Wood
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Could you post a sample of what is appearing in the Google search description? Knowing what is showing up will help me identify what the issue is.

  3. gopanthers
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The website can be reached from http://goo.gl/VJriR (I didn't want to paste the actual URL for search engines to find)

    The description beneath the URL in a Google search for the business shows up as...

    "Quality Renovations, Restoration, and New Construction in Charlotte, NC and Upstate South Carolina. 6. Kitchen. Greg-Slider-Pic-4-resized. Custom Finishes ..."

    and I've bolded the part that came from the first slide in the slider (although I'm not actually sure about the "6."

  4. gopanthers
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    FYI, I used a meta tag plugin to change the output so as of today Google is showing customized details. You can't see it in the results anymore but before I activated that meta tag plugin, the Google description was partially coming from the slider.

  5. Micah Wood
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @gopanthers,

    I think what was happening is that Google was probably using the alt text from your images within the description. By definition, the alt text is intended to be a text replacement for an image and is something that could technically be used in a description.

    It sounds like your current solution is the best way to go.

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