Error about tag archive descriptions?

  • Hello.
    Tags are very important for my websites however many people even set noindex for tags. So I set tag archive description by Titles & Meta section to:
    “%tag% comments %sep% %term_description%”

    So I would like Google to show tags page description not just as the beginning of article, I would like also to add “tag comments |” on beginning but when I check my indexes on Google, there is no such description. Its still just the beginning of article. I mean there is no “tag comments |” on beginning.

    What I am doing wrong?

    (And my other settings for tags:

    Tag archives robots meta: Default
    Add SEO meta box: ON
    Remove snippet data: OFF

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  • Hello,

    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.

    Hi,

    This is the meta description I see on the URL you shared in the sensitive data section:
    geri getirme büyüsünden sonuç alanlar yorumları |

    Is that not what you set?

    Hello again. You had updated it but today I checked, it’s still the same.
    I’ve added last Google search results check URL to sensitive data section. It’s cached by Google 5 days ago and still meta description is not as we made.
    What can be the problem?

    Hello,

    As Todd said, this is the meta description I see on the URL you shared in the sensitive data section:
    geri getirme büyüsünden sonuç alanlar yorumları |

    Is that not what you set?

    If it is not, since your website was cached on the 5th of May, you should wait until Google crawls it again, so we can determine if it is not getting the meta description or if everything is now fine.

    Looking forward to help you.

    The setting for tags meta description is:

    %term% yorumları %sep% %term_description%

    So meta description must be:

    geri getirme büyüsünden sonuç alanlar yorumları | %term_description%

    But there is just the excerpt of post as a meta description on Google as I added the index link to sensitive data section. And it’s already cached a few days after we made these changes. Even not me, Michael Davis made this changes after I wrote login details in sensitive data.

    Hello,

    Well, it seems then it is not adding the term description. Since I can’t find the login details in the Sensitive Data section, please edit the first post on this ticket and include your WP logins in the designated Sensitive Data section.
    Sensitive Data Section

    It is completely secure and only our support staff has access to that section. If you want, you can use the below plugin to generate a temporary login URL to your website and share that with us instead:

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/temporary-login-without-password/

    You can use the above plugin in conjunction with the WP Security Audit Log to monitor what changes our staff might make on your website (if any):

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-security-audit-log/

    We really look forward to helping you.

    Hello,

    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.

    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math today.

    You don’t have a term description set on the tag and this is the reason that none is generated. Here is a screenshot:
    Screenshot

    Please enter a description on each of your tag pages to be able to use %term_description%

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.

    ​​​​​​

    Must i write a description for all tags one by one? Its impossible. I have hundreds of tags.
    I want Google to show meta description as “tag | Post of tag excerpt”. How can I set this?

    Hello,

    With “post of tag excerpt” do you mean it should get the excerpt of the first post using that tag and display it in the meta description?

    If it is what you want, it is not a feature Rank Math provides by default but you (or some coder hired by you), could achieve it by using the following Rank Math hook:

    /**
     * Allow changing the meta description sentence from within the theme.
     *
     * @param string $description The description sentence.
     */
    add_filter( 'rank_math/frontend/description', function( $description ) {
    	return $description;
    });

    Looking forward to help you.

    Yes I mean this. So where must I add this code? And what must be the setting for tag archive description?

    Hello,

    No, you would need to create some custom code using that filter I gave you to achieve what you want since Rank Math doesn’t offer a feature like the one you said, but offer the possibility to coders to expand our functions using those filters.

    If you don’t know how to use it (as it is something technical), you might hire a coder to do that quick task for you.

    Looking forward to help you.

    Hello,

    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.

    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math today.

    It seems that you have not yet implemented the code wie suggested earlier and your term descriptions are still empty.

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.

    ​​​​​​

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