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  • Resolved victoriathefold


    We have entered the metadata through the fields provided with the plugin, but Google is not receiving this metadata. This has been going on for a while now. Any fixes to this issue?

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  • Plugin Author Sybre Waaijer



    I scanned a few pages on your website, and the titles and descriptions all fall outside of the usually accepted length by Google. Because of this, search engines are likely to ignore the tags and grab excerpts from your content instead.

    The SEO Bar should annotate these issues for you. The pixel and character counters are interactive guides in this regard.

    For more information, please see this article on our pixel counters.

    Via a query in Google, you can see whether they honor your tags. Likely, they trim them and add ellipses (…) at the end.

    So, to resolve this, I suggest addressing the red warnings from the SEO Bar first. Then, when you find the time, transform the titles and descriptions, so they fit in the green area of the pixel counters.

    I hope this explains the lot. Good luck!

    Hi there, this is not correct though, a lot of the pages fall within your specified character recommendation and are green and good. Why would those pages be affected as well? Is there any other reason for this?

    Plugin Author Sybre Waaijer


    Hi again 🙂

    I did some more digging, and you are right. Google is consistently ignoring the meta tag on your website.

    Could you please take a look at Google’s documentation on the Meta Description, and see if your custom descriptions are up-to-spec?

    Moreover, I’m interested in this behavior by Google, and I believe we already have methods for preventing it: Focus subject and Articles markup bundled with the Extension Manager. Alas, those solutions aren’t given for free with us.

    You can tackle this issue especially with Focus, from our documentation:

    If the subject isn’t found in the meta description, Google often tries to fill it in with an (often confusing) sentence from your content. So, to prevent this from happening, Focus notifies you via this rating.

    However, since your website is well established, and since this is a prominent issue on your domain, and since I want to learn more, I think we can work things out without any costs involved for you. Please contact us privately if you’re interested, and I think we can work together on resolving this.

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