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Meta description not working (6 posts)

  1. Zedni
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey guys, I have a problem that's been killing me these past few days. It's basically that I can't add meta description to my website.

    Here is the link to it : Dopeyy.com
    I have installed Yoast SEO and when I put it in titles and metas, it just doesn't show on the website. Also, I have - before Dopeyy on my browser. Can anyone help me fix this solution, I have checked my header.php file, but I just can't find what's causing this problem. Thanks!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It could be an issue with your chosen commercial theme. Can you replicate the problem using the default Twenty Twelve theme with all other plugins deactivated?

  3. Zedni
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yeah, well, I'd rather not because without the theme, the website wouldn't have any sense. I don't think that's really the problem. Is there any way to change php or anything like that? I can't be the only one with this problem. Thanks.

  4. Rachel Goldstein
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Where do you want it to show up on the web site? Meta descriptions used to be for search engines, but most of them ignore it nowadays.

    If I "view source" i see your description is:

    Dopeyy music let's you share and listen to the latest songs and sounds from all over the world. Music for everyone!

    Is that the one you put in? If not, I guess there's a problem with Yoast SEO but in any case the description doesn't serve much of a purpose.

    If you want to control the little sentence that comes up when you post the link on Facebook, use

    <meta property="og:description" content="description goes here" />

  5. Zedni
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It doesn't show when you search it on Google. You can type in Dopeyy music and you will see what I'm talking about. It just shows a mess under a name (recent posts and such), not that description. Thanks for the effort guys I really appreciate it!

  6. Rachel Goldstein
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Google may or may not use your meta description on the SERP (search engine results page). Here is more info about it:

    Also, even if Google does decide to use it, it may take a while for them to re-crawl your site and post the new info.

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