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Tagline/Site Description Incorrect on Google (5 posts)

  1. smssolo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello all,

    New to WordPress, but I have learned a lot from poking around in the back end of my website and with the help of others. I am technical so this kind of stuff comes easy to me but I cannot figure out this one issue.

    Installed theme is "365Life 1.08 by Sittipol Sunthornpiyakul"

    Typically, and to my understanding, changing the tagline or site description on a website should display in Google as the first description searchers see when the site appears.

    As of now, Goolging "sickhousetracks.com" will show the tagline "Comming Soon! submit. Enter your email to recieve updates about the site." Which I suppose was on the site at some point (not even sure if it was in the tagline field), but is not in the tagline field. I change it to null, and even put "testtesttesttesttest" and it never changes. Is there somewhere else in the back end of WordPress I am not looking to change the site description? or is it the theme missing some line(s) or code?

    Does it have to do something with Google's indexing?

    Just looking for a way to change the site description. Thanks.

  2. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    changing the tagline or site description on a website should display in Google as the first description searchers see when the site appears.

    no - particularly not, if the tagline does not appear in the meta description (I could not find a meta description in your site's head section) or in the text of the site.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Meta_Tags_in_WordPress

    consider using a SEO plugin

  3. smssolo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ah, so essentially I could include this:

    <meta name="description" content="<?php bloginfo('description'); ?>"

    In the header area and then edit the tagline in settings > general and all should be dandy?

    This is the complete header of my theme: http://pastebin.com/6RKMVcmR

    Where exactly would I place the code above?

    I did install WordPress SEO but found it to be very confusing, so disabled it. The article you linked stated:

    "What you need is something to dynamically add keywords and descriptions on a per-post basis. To add a description, keywords, and other meta tags that are unique to each post or Page generated, you have two choices: you can add them as generic references or you can use plugins."

    I suppose this is done through WordPress SEO but what does this mean?

  4. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I would add the meta description code after this line 12:

    <title><?php bloginfo('name'); ?><?php wp_title(); ?></title>
  5. smssolo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    How do I add the meta description? What is the code?

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