Friday, January 22, 2010

Your Meta Descriptions Now Affect Your Google Rankings Again

2010 Thursday 21 By Richard Gilmore in Featured, SiteProNews

Meta descriptions (the text snippets of the webpage you see in search results) used to be an important ranking factor. Until not too long ago both Google and Yahoo! officially announced they no longer used Meta-descriptions in their search algorithms. But recent developments in Google’s search algo bring Meta description back to life as a ranking factor.

No, Google did not back out of their decision to discount Meta descriptions as a ranking factor. However your site’s search snippet can now significantly affect your rankings. Here’s the deal.

See entire article here: Meta Descriptions & Google Ranking

For more info about SEO, see our Squidoo Lens at: Search Engines & Rankings

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Antique Wedgwood Jasperware Etruscan Jug

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