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Meta description for search engine results

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Jeffin, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Jeffin

    Jeffin Well-Known Member

    Google result for xf community looks like this:
    (description for site is same as the description for the most active forum on xf)

    XenForo Community

    - 8:56am
    Any discussions related to or questions about XenForo should be posted in here. Please stay on-topic! Suggestions can be posted in the suggestions forum. ...
    xenforo.com/community/ - Cached

    Does xf have a 'meta description' box in its backend so we can write what needs to be shown in the result instead of Google choosing what lines to show? We can have this under SEO settings for xF. :)
  2. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    I would have to assume so because the real description is
    Forum software by XenForo

    but google is picking it from the content on the page because the homepage has that same description.
  3. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Given the URL that's for, it's just picking up the content of the page. The individual forums will get a meta description of their, well, description. Threads get a description that's a snippet of the first post on the page.

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