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    What's the difference between meta name and meta property og description

    Hi guys,

    Does anyone knows the difference between meta name="description" content="mpla mpla mpla"

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    meta property="og:description" content="mpla mpla mpla mpla" ?

    Thanks,
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    The Meta Description tag is still a very important part of the optimization process but not in assigning a rank value. Not only does your description get spidered by the search engine robots, it’s generally your last opportunity to seize the searchers attention and get them to visit your site. A weak or poorly written Description can cripple your chances of getting the traffic you’re trying to get.

    Your Meta Description is the text (summary) that is displayed in the search results, just below your page Title. Because the Title is often not enough to get a visitor to click on your site listing, the Meta Description should compliment the Title and offer sufficient incentive for the visitor to click on your site.

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    The meta description is the generic meta tag that all search engines recognize.

    The og tags are facebook open graph meta tags. When a link is shared on facebook, this is where the title, description, and image(s) are pulled from.

    http://developers.facebook.com/docs/opengraph/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Force Flow View Post
    The meta description is the generic meta tag that all search engines recognize.

    The og tags are facebook open graph meta tags. When a link is shared on facebook, this is where the title, description, and image(s) are pulled from.

    http://developers.facebook.com/docs/opengraph/

    http://ogp.me/
    Got it, thanks. Just one last question. Is it enough to have one of the two meta descriptions or it is required to have both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by apaiktos View Post
    Got it, thanks. Just one last question. Is it enough to have one of the two meta descriptions or it is required to have both?
    If you're *just* using the description tag, then you probably don't need both.

    However, open graph has many more tags available than just the description tag, so if you use any of the open graph tags, it's usually best to include the open graph description tag with them.
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