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    SitePoint Guru coiL's Avatar
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    Site has appeared on search engine with wrong description

    Hi, I just discovered that my site has been indexed by google. However the description that appears in the search results looks like random words taken off my front page. I do have meta tags for keywords and description ... is there anything I can do to make the right description appear?

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    Description can be pulled from Meta Tags, but you can't force it - many engines ignore them comepletly. In those cases you will either have an opportunity to provide them with a description on submission, or they will take the first substantive bit of text from your page....

    Which engine was it?
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    He said Google. Google create's it's own abstract from your page, if you're listed in DMOZ that description will appear as well.
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    Originally posted by aspen
    He said Google. Google create's it's own abstract from your page, if you're listed in DMOZ that description will appear as well.
    Doh! - Damn, I'm not awake today - er, yep, what Aspen said then
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