Best Practices When It Comes To The Meta Description Tag

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This page has a collection of resources dedicated to understanding and using the meta description tag.

In the early days of the web, the meta description tag was an important part of ranking in the search engines.

Today the meta description tag is no longer used as a search ranking signal.

Today the purpose of the meta description tag is, it should have an accurate description of the page and should be written so the user will want to click on the search engine listing.

Over the years not much has changed regarding the meta description tag. In late December 2017, there was a change in character length from 160 characters to 300 characters. This gives you the advantage to write longer descriptions.

Have a look at the recources below for best practices for using the meta description tag:

A Selection of Pages Related To The Meta Description Tag

SEO Important Meta Tags – Keyword, Robot & Description Tag Best Practices

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How to create the right meta description

How to write meta descriptions for SEO (with good and bad examples)

How to Write an Effective Meta Description (Yes, They Still Matter)

7 SEO Tactics for Writing Meta Descriptions That Rock the SERPs

15 Meta Description Examples & How To Master Them Now

Using Meta Tags in HTML: Some Basics and Best Practices

Meta Description Magic: Think Less about SEO & More about Click-Throughs

Meta Description Examples

Below is a collection of web pages I found useful that offer examples for using the meta description tag.

By studying these examples you’ll be able to come up with a style that works best for your website.

Web Pages I have Selected Related To The Meta Description Examples

33 examples of great meta descriptions for search

What Is A Meta Description With Some Great Examples

3 Examples of Title Tag & Meta Description Optimization

How to Write a Killer Meta Description

Meta Description Generator

Meta description generators are tools you can use to format the HTML code for your website.

Note if you’re using a CMS like WordPress you really don’t need a meta-description generator. In case you do I have listed meta description generator utilities below.

Web Pages I have Selected Related To Meta Description Generators

Free Meta Tag Generator Tool

Generate Title Tag and Meta Description Data for Multiple URLs (free tool)

Meta Description Generator

Google SERP Snippet Optimization Tool

Meta Keywords Generator

Meta Description Generator – SEO Meta Description Tag Tool

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Twitter

Tweets Related To Meta Description Tag

Youtube

Videos Related To Meta Description Tag