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[resolved] [Plugin: WordPress SEO by Yoast] Metadescription not working properly (7 posts)

  1. pinzanoaltagl
    Posted 5 years ago #


    I've read a few discussions about meta descriptions problems, but I didn't find the solutions to mine.

    http://www.monaidavide.com (this is the webpage)

    In the page code there is actually meta description loaded (line 67-68)

    <!-- This site is optimized with the Yoast WordPress SEO plugin v0.2.5.4 - http://yoast.com/wordpress/seo/ -->
    <meta name='description' content='Photos, Blog and much more'/>

    but it isn't shown up in Google.

    Some seo checkup tools read it, others not (like google).

    What can I do?

    I've tried both forcing rewriting titles and changing header.php (actually I'm using this solution) but nothing seems to change.

    Thank you,


  2. pinzanoaltagl
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same problem on every page : http://www.monaidavide.com/blog/

    Description appears in the code, but it isn't shown up :(

    Thank You!

  3. Gary Bairead
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It's not an issue with the plugin.

    Google does not always show the meta description - it will show what it regards to be the most relevant snippet for a search query.

    "Photos, Blog and much more" is quite a poor meta description - both in terms of a lack of keywords, and enticing people to click through from SERPS.

    Matt Cutts from Google explains it here

    Try writing more relevant descriptions, and include some keywords relevant to your site.

  4. Joost de Valk
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    Gary is right, thanks Gary!

  5. alejandroreyestv
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hey there Joost. I've been using this plugin for a few weeks and it's still not showing the meta description in Google, Yahoo, & Bing.

    It's showing the individual post descriptions in the search engine's, just not my home pages?

    Any ideas why?



  6. Shikaka805
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am having problems with the WORDPRESS SEO by YOAST Plugin.

    I enter the Meta Title and Meta Descriptions in the plugin. The Meta Title shows up in the source code, however, the source code only has the first few words of the Meta Description and then cuts off.


    In addition, the Meta Description does not show in the google SERPs - only the beginning of the content on the actual post/page. I have optimized hundreds upon hundreds of meta titles and meta descriptions, but have never seen this.

    I am a new user with this Yoast plugin - any help would be greatly appreciated.

  7. Shikaka805
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This is a picture of my meta data to help you compare with the source code on the url at


    As you can see the meta title works, but the meta description isn't working. Any ideas?

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