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  • Resolved sherazbaloch


    I have a client whose website is under here

    It was on built in custom PHP but however recently it was moved on wordpress using custom theme. We had configured all onpage including meta description, meta tags etc. Now problem is that although meta codes (meta tile and descriptions) are added correctly, Google and other search engines are not crawling its meta description. Instead of its meta description described using Yoast SEO Plugin, Google has indexed text from content of body. Can you suggest solution so that Google may index only meta description as written using Yoast SEO Plugin?

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  • Plugin Support amboutwe


    A: What title did you enter for the page?
    B: What title is output in the source code of your site?
    C: What title does Google show?

    Do A and B titles match? If not, please try the suggestions in this article: The SEO title output for the plugin doesnt work as expected

    Do A/B and C titles match? If not, please try the suggestions in this article: Google shows different titles for my site

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

    Hi @amboutwe,

    we are facing the same problem. We have a custom blog page and there is one post listed. Now the “archive” page has the listed post content as it’s meta description, even though the meta description is set correctly to the source code. The titles are showing as they should.

    Here are some screenshots from results:
    Page source
    Google result

    And sorry, the website is in finnish..

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  tjakonen. Reason: Add comment about the website language
    Plugin Support amboutwe


    @tjakonen After reviewing the source code of your page and the cached source code in Google, they have received your preferred description but, instead, have chosen to display something different.

    Due to this being handled on Google’s end, there is little you can do to force Google to display the preferred description. The best advice I can provide, unfortunately, is to try different descriptions. This article provides advice on creating the right description for your site.

    If you have additional questions about this or new concerns, please open a new request. That way it’s easier to track issues and provide assistance. Thanks!

    @amboutwe thank you for your reply. We’ll try to find some way to fix that.

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