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XF 1.2 Homepage meta description problem

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by mbt131, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. mbt131

    mbt131 Member

    I have xenporta installed.I set homepage route to /portal.Portal now appearing at index , forum is at /forumBut at google my home page meta description show last post description not meta description that I wrote to forum meta description.

    Meta Description : This is good site

    Google:

    HOMEPAGE: (False)
    Example.Com
    Last post description
    www.example.com

    Forum: (True)
    Example.Com
    This is good site
    www.example.com/forum
     
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Google doesn't display the meta description in search results. It basically ignores it and finds something relevant to your search in the page content and displays that instead.
     
  3. mbt131

    mbt131 Member

    I don't agree with you.

    Meta description of xenforo is : A compelling community experience. Intuitive. Social. Engaging. Fast. XenForo brings a fresh outlook to forum software.

    In search results :
    XenForo - Compelling Community Forum Software
    xenforo.com/‎
    A compelling community experience. Intuitive. Social. Engaging. Fast. XenForo brings a fresh outlook to forum software.

    In my site homepage , last post description appear as meta description.
     
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That is the meta description, you're correct. However:

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    That's where Google gets that snippet for the search results. It makes a decision based on what you have searched for and the content and structure of that content on the page.

    Similarly, if I search for "forum software social engagement":

    upload_2014-2-10_13-41-36.png

    Ah look -- THAT is not the meta description. That's exactly what I'm talking about.

    Based on my search terms, Google has decided which bit of content on the page is most relevant to what I have searched for. It is not the meta description. It is the block of text that relates to what I have searched for.
     
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  5. mbt131

    mbt131 Member

    Oh , Thank you.I understand issue now.
     

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