Google showing different meta description

  • Hi,

    Google is showing different meta description. Although I have added custom meta description using rank math tool.

    • This topic was modified 4 days, 5 hours ago by Rahul Kumar.
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  • ​Hello,

    Thanks for getting in touch with us.

    ​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:

    You can use this tool for the same as well:

    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:


    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

    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.


    I already have seen your regular reply which you gave to different person.

    I know this issue happened with many person.

    Please give solution..

    • This reply was modified 3 days, 7 hours ago by Rahul Kumar.


    Just to be sure, did you check the steps my colleague shared? Even if you set the description using Rank Math, from step 3 to the end could help you to determine the cause of the issue.

    For example, if it doesn’t appear in the source code (step 3), we would know Rank Math is having some issues.

    If it appears but it is not yet crawled by Google (step 4a), you would just need to wait.

    Id it is crawled but it doesn’t appear (step 4b), it is just Google doesn’t want to show it, and you can just follow the recommendations added there to try to solve it.

    Looking forward to help you.

    Step 3 :
    Step 4a :
    Step 4b :

    Just want to know, Why this is happening with RankMath. I have used All in one and yoast on several times and didn’t face any such issue.

    First time I have tried RankMath and it ruined my website SEO. I really disappointed with this plugin.

    See if you can do something! Otherwise gonna remove from my website and will never install again.

    For your information this is happening with my another website.

    can see screenshot :


    I am afraid there isn’t much we can do. As you can see, the title and meta descriptions are being output correctly by Rank Math.

    If Google is deciding not to honor those tags – then they have a good reason to believe that the description you set doesn’t suit what the user is searching for.

    There is a whole article dedicated to this on SearchEngineJournal:

    Hope that helps.



    We are glad we could assist.

    If you have any further questions, let us know so we can help.

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