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  • Hi i have been dropping in google of late and i have just read my report from Bing and it says ” The description is missing in the head section of the page”

    Can anyone please advise me on this i have copied and pasted this
    <meta name=”description” content=”” /> into the Admin-General Tagline but it does not seem to have helped in any way

    Please if anyone can advise me it will be great

    Thanks
    Mark

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  • Hey Qwertyboy – try installing the WordPress SEO plugin – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/ – that will put all of the meta tags you need into your pages.

    You can then go into each individual page (within the admin) and customise the text that’s shown.

    Hope that helps!
    Sam

    Hi Sam thanks for your getting back to me. I currently have “All in one seo plugin” installed an i have been using it for years? If i install this one by Yoast what will happen to all of the information i have already installed with all in one seo please. To be honest this has all started sine someone looked at my seo on my site.

    Thanks
    Mark

    Hi Mark,

    Ok that’s interesting. The SEO plugin you are currently using should be fine.

    Basically – the SEO plugins will add the meta tags into your header for you, but the search engines will say you don’t have any content if you haven’t entered any.

    In the code you gave above, you have content=”” < inside these quotes is where the description of your page should exist e.g.

    <meta name=”description” content=”My website will take over the world” />.

    As I say, the plugin should do this automatically for you, so double check that your settings are correct.

    I hope that helps!

    Phil

    (@owendevelopment)

    You can also overwrite each description at the bottom of each post/page.

    Just thought – One thing to check is that you have <?php wp_head(); ?> just before your </head> tag in your header.

    Otherwise the meta tags might not be generated.

    Hi many thanks for your reply. Could you please explain this a little more. I am not in anyway pc minded.

    could you explain where exactly to check this please

    Thanks so much for you time on this

    Mark

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