Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » menu administration which one description ?

  • Resolved penseelibre

    (@penseelibre)


    Hello,
    I’m reviewing all the definitions of the product categories as you recommend with more longer title. I am pleased to see that google reacts quickly (a few days) although it does not erase the errors it has had for several months such as translations (which I abandoned) and page numbers that no longer exist because I have reorganized the number of products per page.
    However, it takes the long titre, but my problem is that it takes in the metadata not the one I made, but the first lines of my long description of more than 300 words, while it takes the long title which is not the one of the shortened menu if not too long for the menu.
    I suppose he retains the definitions it finds in the top menu where I actually put the long description on the administration side.
    What should I do? keep the long description or metadata description in the menu administration?

    Thank you

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  • Plugin Support amboutwe

    (@amboutwe)

    A: What description did you enter for the post/page in the Yoast meta box?
    B: What description is output in the source code of your site?
    C: What description does Google show?

    Do A and B description match? If not, please try the suggestions in this article: I’m not seeing a meta description in my <head> section?
    Do A/B and C description match? If not, please try the suggestions in this article: My meta descriptions aren’t showing up in the search result pages

    If the problem remains, please provide your website URL for further investigation.

    penseelibre

    (@penseelibre)

    i.e. not knowing what to do, and waiting for an answer in this support, I varied in the menu/admin (sometimes the whole definition, sometimes the meta)

    so it’s a little complicated!

    my head is correct in the theme (child of storefront) so google takes what it finds in my menu/admin if I put the meta it takes the meta, if I put the full description it takes the first words.

    in the source code I have the meta description!

    in google search i use always site:exemple.com

    and if i look at the cache of google it takes the current page

    https://www.artisanathai.com/

    penseelibre

    (@penseelibre)

    and also something curious: we find twice the same category, with the right meta but the title presented differently for the breadcrumbs !
    one with a old cache, another with the current page !

    Plugin Support Pcosta88

    (@pcosta88)

    Hi,

    You identified several issues. We have responded to them below.

    A. Meta Description
    We looked at the example URL provided to us https://www.artisanathai.com and we can see Yoast is showing the right meta description (see image: https://pasteboard.co/IEdJNuv.png and Google is showing it correctly here too. See image: https://pasteboard.co/IEdJU0X.png

    If you are not seeing the meta description when you search for your site in Google, either Google needs to update it (and they will as they crawl your site) OR Google has decided to ignore what you have. This guide explains more: https://kb.yoast.com/kb/my-meta-descriptions-arent-showing-up-in-the-search-result-pages/#ignored.

    B. we find twice the same category, with the right meta but the title presented differently for the breadcrumbs ! one with a old cache, another with the current page
    Is the issue that you have category pages BUT the breadcrumb title is incorrect? If so, please provide a URL that highlights the issue and let us know what the title should be.

    penseelibre

    (@penseelibre)

    hi,
    thanks you for your complet answer.

    I notice in particular in your guide https://kb.yoast.com/kb/my-meta-descriptions-arent-showing-up-in-the-search-result-pages/#ignored :

    “If you do change your description, be sure to use the Inspect any URL tool in Google Search Console to update Google’s index with the new change.”

    I’m going to do that for the new product category descriptions,

    ps – I only redid the descriptions for the main categories, I’m in the process of doing the secondary categories, I stopped (and it’s a long job to do) until I know how to do it.

    penseelibre

    (@penseelibre)

    but actually you didn’t tell me what to put in the admin side menu.

    the complete description, its beginning, or the meta?

    thank you

    Plugin Support amboutwe

    (@amboutwe)

    I’m not sure I follow what you mean by “put in the admin side menu”. I believe (please correct me if I’ve misunderstood) you are asking what to put in the Yoast SEO meta box edit snippet for the meta description field. If so, please enter a few sentences to describe the content of the post/page/category/etc. Learn more about creating the perfect meta description here: https://yoast.com/meta-descriptions/

    I mean in the menu = appearance.
    When you choose the wp categories, the long description is immediately integrated,

    Plugin Support amboutwe

    (@amboutwe)

    Please provide a screenshot of what you are referring to as it’s still not clear exactly what description you mean. You can use any image sharing service like https://pasteboard.co/, https://snag.gy/, https://imgur.com/, or even upload the screenshot to your own website.

    here is a screen

    https://www.artisanathai.com/structure-du-menu.png

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 4 weeks ago by penseelibre.
    Plugin Support amboutwe

    (@amboutwe)

    Thank you for the screenshot. This is the core feature called ‘Menus’. Yoast SEO fields do not apply to menu items and, therefore, we’re not the best team to answer your question.

    Additionally, I do not see a ‘description’ field for menu items in a default state. There is only a navigation label which is what appears for the anchor text for the item on the menu. If you have a ‘description’ field, it’s likely added by your theme or another plugin.

    there is a description

    https://imgur.com/a/wQdwPVd

    my theme is a child of Storefront.
    and no special plugin.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 4 weeks ago by penseelibre.
    • This reply was modified 2 months, 4 weeks ago by penseelibre.
    Plugin Support amboutwe

    (@amboutwe)

    If you’re unsure what adds that description field, the fastest way to do this is to deactivate all plugins and switch to a standard theme like Twenty Nineteen. Then layer one plugin at a time until the field appears. Once all plugins are active, add the Storefront parent theme and then the child theme; checking for the field in between every activation.

    Test this on your development or staging site, if you have one. If not, we recommend using the Health Check & Troubleshooting plugin. This plugin allows you to run a conflict check without affecting normal visitors to your site.

    As we can imagine that you’re unfamiliar with checking for conflicts, we’d like to point you to a step-by-step guide that will walk you through the process: How to check for plugin conflicts.

    Where did you read that I was talking about conflict?
    I have no conflict between theme and plugin.

    If you don’t know how to answer my question about what to put in the menu description on the administration side, too bad and let’s not talk about it anymore.
    I will solve my problem alone

    I close this exchange as a result, when it doesn’t have it, but it has to end one day, I have such a job to do.

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    • This reply was modified 2 months, 4 weeks ago by penseelibre.
    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 4 days ago by Jan Dembowski.
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