Meta Description not showing up in google results (4 posts)

  1. MPenguin
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If you do a google search for "taiwan expatriate" my blog comes up on the first page (it is http://www.expatintaiwan.net).


    However, there is no Meta Description tag. Why?

    I'm using WordPress 2.8.5, Atahualpa Theme, All-in-One SEO, and have all both the Description on the AIO SEO and Atahualpa theme options set correctly. But it's still not showing up.

    If I look at the source code of my page, I can see the meta description in the AIO SEO section, but it still doesn't show up in Google. Can someone explain to me why and what I need to do to get it to show? Thanks.

  2. amleon2007
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am having the same issue and found the following:

    If you view the themes > header.php file in dreamweaver, the content you see in dreamweaver does not display everything you can see by 'viewing source' in a web browser.

    1). View source in a web browser shows that a line of code was added disallowing robots from crawling the site:
    <meta name='robots' content='noindex,nofollow' />

    2). Opening header.php in dreamweaver does not even show this information

    I am currently trying to locate which file on the server contains this line of code in order to remove it. No success as of yet.

  3. amleon2007
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Found it!

    See this thread located here:

    or go to your privacy setting in the admin panel and select all others can view this site including bots....

  4. alism
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Admin > Settings > Privacy, then change it to "I would like my blog to be visible to everyone, including search engines (like Google, Bing, Technorati) and archivers".

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