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Old 04-09-2008, 06:50 AM
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Forcing Google description


Our site description on Google searches is "Offers com, org, and net domain registration." This must have come off a DMOZ listing that has to be many years old now.

Is there any way to get rid of this and force Google to re-index the page to create a new description?

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Old 04-09-2008, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by IRCCo Jeff View Post
Our site description on Google searches is "Offers com, org, and net domain registration." This must have come off a DMOZ listing that has to be many years old now.

Is there any way to get rid of this and force Google to re-index the page to create a new description?
Hi Jeff,

Yes, this is possible. I just checked your websites view source and did not find any description tag which is neccassry for google to show a snippet of your website description in the search.

Here is how to create meta description:

<meta name="description" content="YOUR WEBSITE DESCRIPTION HERE" />

Do this and Google will show this new description once they update the SERP.

Hope I help

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Old 04-09-2008, 08:56 AM
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You are also missing a closing head tag </head>. Not that it will make a difference in your snippet, but wanted to let you know.

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Old 04-09-2008, 09:10 AM
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Zafar, why are you always not quite right?? Having your own meta description tag is simply not enough if you are listed in DMOZ..

You also need to include the noodp tag

<meta name=”robots” content=”noodp”>

Look, another meta tag that Google uses.. If you use the noodp tag, and do not have a description tag then Google will try to create it's own snippet based on text surrounding the keyword on page..

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Old 04-09-2008, 03:40 PM
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Not necessary if you using meta desc tag then you should use "NOODP" tag

If do not want to use "desc" based from "ODP" then google suggest you that use the NOODP tag in the page.



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Zafar, why are you always not quite right?? Having your own meta description tag is simply not enough if you are listed in DMOZ..

You also need to include the noodp tag

<meta name=”robots” content=”noodp”>

Look, another meta tag that Google uses.. If you use the noodp tag, and do not have a description tag then Google will try to create it's own snippet based on text surrounding the keyword on page..

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Old 04-09-2008, 03:53 PM
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I would suggest putting in your own description rather than having Google "make one up" for you.

<meta name="description" content="YOUR WEBSITE DESCRIPTION HERE" />

Use Google Sitemaps to get it viewed quicker and changed. You don't necessarily have to wait until a SERP update. I just recently changed the title and desc. on a homepage I own, and Google updated it in 2 weeks.

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Old 04-09-2008, 04:07 PM
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Zafar, why are you always not quite right?? Having your own meta description tag is simply not enough if you are listed in DMOZ..

You also need to include the noodp tag

<meta name=”robots” content=”noodp”>

Look, another meta tag that Google uses.. If you use the noodp tag, and do not have a description tag then Google will try to create it's own snippet based on text surrounding the keyword on page..
Hello,

Not everyone has their website accepted by DMOZ.

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Zafar, why are you always not quite right??
Please stick to topic, I have had enough of your personal comments on another thread.

Back to the topic, it appears the OP has his website in DMOZ (sorry I didnt check it before) - as mentioned above, use the NOODP tag to prevent this.

Here is more on NOODP tag,

http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/google...eta-noodp-tag/

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Old 04-09-2008, 05:24 PM
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Not necessary if you using meta desc tag then you should use "NOODP" tag

If do not want to use "desc" based from "ODP" then google suggest you that use the NOODP tag in the page.
I can't imagine anyone wanting to use a crappy DMOZ description, they all pretty much suck

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Old 04-09-2008, 07:14 PM
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Wow 2 weeks is a while for google to update i just changed my sites description also so it can say i have reseller plans

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Old 04-09-2008, 08:05 PM
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Is anyone getting into DMOZ these days?

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Old 04-09-2008, 09:56 PM
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yeah whats the waiting time on dmoz.org ? I submitted sites to it like months ago.

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Old 04-09-2008, 10:19 PM
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Back to the topic, it appears the OP has his website in DMOZ (sorry I didnt check it before) - as mentioned above, use the NOODP tag to prevent this.
So your excuse for not knowing about it before is that you didn't check it before when in the OP's first post Jeff clearly stated:

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This must have come off a DMOZ listing that has to be many years old now.
Feydakin rightfully supplied the correct answer, as did whoever who also said to use the meta description tag to better control the snippet shown by google. You jumping on feydakin is just foolishness on your part. It is not Steves fault that you can not read.


As for you having had enough of personal comments, maybe you should not steal other peoples content as your own, or lie to try to defer unwanted attention about your illegal activities from yourself to others. Maybe then people would not have the fuel to start the fire.

I am still waiting for you to accept the wager from the thread where you admitted you stole the seobook article.

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Old 04-10-2008, 02:55 PM
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Sorry not personal no offense

But please Stick to the topic

Thanks

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As for you having had enough of personal comments, maybe you should not steal other peoples content as your own, or lie to try to defer unwanted attention about your illegal activities from yourself to others. Maybe then people would not have the fuel to start the fire.

I am still waiting for you to accept the wager from the thread where you admitted you stole the seobook article.

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Old 04-10-2008, 04:36 PM
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Seeing as it was in direct reply to something already posted, it was on topic for that particular part of the thread.

What was not on topic was your saying "stay on topic"

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Old 04-10-2008, 04:42 PM
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yeah whats the waiting time on dmoz.org ? I submitted sites to it like months ago.
There really is no "waiting time". The DMOZ rule is that editors may use the "pool" of sites submitted, or not even look at it at all to build their categories. In other words, they dont have to even LOOK at your submission if they do not feel like it. The main problem is that many of the DMOZ editors are there for their own benefit, and will never list competitors in their categories unless that competitor is a friend or pays them. I have no doubt that by this time in the next 72 hours, a DMOZ'r will be here disputing this, they always show up. So hit him up with a bribe and maybe you will finally get in. (that last bit was a joke).

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