Google Search result is different from our set up

  • Hi, our website is using RankMath for our SEO and we have set up everything for that. Especially with this page, we have a focus keyword and it is now ranking as a first page on Google based on its focus keyword. However, the results are different from our set-up. the meta description is different and it has uploaded by description at the bottom. Can you help me solve this issue? Thank you!

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  • ​Hello and thanks for getting in touch with us.

    We have a short guide to help users check the cause of that issue so I will post it here. I hope it will help you.

    ​1. First of all, I am assuming that you have already changed the SEO Meta Title and Meta Description with the help of Rank Math:
    Add a Meta Description in Classic Editor:

    Add title and description in Gutenberg:



    ​2. Then, ensure that this is the setting in the Schema tab if Rich Snippets are enabled on your website:


    ​To reiterate, the Schema title must show %seo_title% and the description should show %seo_description% – this will ensure your SEO title and SEO Description that you set up via Rank Math can also be used for your schema details:

    ​3. The next step is to check if your title/description is properly set up in the page source:
    https://i.rankmath.com/HwXR1o

    You can use this tool for the same as well: https://www.heymeta.com/

    4. If it matches your settings, then you must check if Google has seen the changes already or not.

    For that, please check when the Google cache was updated for that page:
    a.

    b.

    If the cache date is from before adding the new meta description, then you just have to wait for Google to re-crawl and re-index the page with the new info. If the date is after you made the changes,

    ​Do note that if everything’s fine and Google still decides to show a different meta title/description for your search keyword, there is nothing you can do as Google sometimes ignores the custom meta info altogether and show something from the page’s content that matches the search intent better.

    The best you can do is optimize your meta tags to try and match the intent of the search/keyword.

    You can read more about it here

    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35624?hl=en

    This section sheds light on that:

    Why the search result title might differ from the page's <title> tag

    Hope that helps. If you have any further question(s), please let us know. Thank you.

    Hi Alberto,

    Thank you for the guide and I did what you have said there and it works. However, I notice that our meta description is not that long enough compared to the other meta descriptions from our competitors. Also, how to remove the “Uploaded by” text at the bottom?

    Thank you.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by darylozzz.

    Hello,

    Your description is usually trimmed at a certain number of values. If you wish for Google to show your snippet without a limit, you can head to the page advanced tab meta and change max snippet from -1 to 1. This will update the next time google crawls your page.

    As for the uploaded by value, I have checked your URL but I can’t reproduce the issue. Have you checked if it is there when you test check fro an incognito browser?

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.

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    Hi Michael,

    Thank you! I already changed the max snippet from -1 to 1. I will wait if this solves the issue on our meta description that was trimmed.

    Regarding the “Uploaded by” value, you will see it using the keyword I have shared. The page is on the first page or if not it’s on the second page of Google search results.

    Hello,

    I have checked using the keyword you told us but I was not able to find the “Uploaded by” text, could you check it? (I have attached a screenshot in the Sensitive Data section).

    Looking forward to help you.

    Hello,

    Since we did not hear back from you for 15 days, we are assuming that you found the solution. We are closing this support ticket.

    If you still need assistance or any other help, please feel free to open a new support ticket, and we will be more than happy to assist.

    Thank you.

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