All in One SEO Pack
[resolved] All in One SEO Pack Issue - Description of website not updating since Dec. 5th (5 posts)

  1. Bean97
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have been using this SEO pack since I installed WordPress, and it worked fine. Until I upgraded WordPress. When I enter in my site into Google, it appears like this:

    My Blog Name. | My Catchy Line.
    Dec 5, 2011 – Blah blah blah...Description of the site.

    This would be fine if the date of my most recent blog post was correct. My last post was on Dec 14, 2011. Clearly the date isn't reflected in the Google search for my site. It used to be. In fact, the Google search description like above always used the current date of my most recent blog posts.

    Is there a way to correct this? It's really bothering me.


  2. Michael Torbert
    WordPress Virtuoso
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    The description is just a suggestion to Google. Unfortunately, there's no way to force Google to use a particular description. Additionally, the SERP description for a given page will vary, depending on the exact Google query.

    You're not linking to your website, so I can't really do much without seeing it. Is the post date prominently displayed?

  3. Bean97
    Posted 3 years ago #

    [Link removed]

    Not sure if I entered that right, up there. Yes, the post date is displayed. It's just really strange to me that it's suddenly stopped pulling the most recent post date in Google search. Never had the problem until now.

  4. Michael Torbert
    WordPress Virtuoso
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for the link. Since the individual post doesn't yet seem to be indexed on it's own, it may be that Google hasn't finished crawling the latest of the site. Lots of people have issues with Google reporting the right date, or showing a date at all, and of course nobody knows exactly how Google decides what to do for the results.
    Installing the Google XML Sitemap plugin will help let Google know what pages and posts you have on your site.

    For the record, this isn't an issue with All in One SEO Pack.

  5. Bean97
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Oooh. Thanks for the explanation. Makes sense, and I'll stop worrying about it now. I do have the other plugin installed. I'll just give it time then. I just thought it was a problem.

    Thanks. :)

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