Meta description Google

  • Dear sir/madame,

    Currently i am busy with optimizing the SEO titles and description, but when i change the titles and description, the description don’t change in Google. The titles does changes in Google. I have checked everything, like the source of the page, the rankmath schema title and description, edit snippet, empty cache and new request in Google search console.

    I don’t know what to do anymore. i hope someone can help me.

    With kind regards,

    Leo

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math and sorry for any inconvenience that might have been caused due to that.

    I will share with you a guide we usually share so our users can find their issue on it. I know you already tried a few of them but maybe another one of these options will help you. If not, just answer the post and we will try to continue helping 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.

    Hello,

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

    Thank you.

    Hello Alberto,

    I have tried al the steps you have mentioned above. I want it to show you with some printscreens, but i can’t upload images. By the way we use Elementor for our website.

    Maybe the settings in the backend of Rank Math is not set good. Can you tell me more about the settings.

    Greetings,

    Leo

    Hello,

    You can upload your screenshots to https://imgur.com and share the URLs in the sensitive section.

    I checked your site on Google and using tools such as https://www.heymeta.com/ and the description set in the page is the same shown on Google. Please check the screenshots I have added in the sensitive section.

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.

    ​​​​​​

    Hello Michael,

    Thanks for the message.

    You are right, when you type in “site:URL” then the description is correct and in the source it is also correct. But when i type in google the course name without the “site:url”, then you don’t see the right description. Look at the image in the sensitive section.

    Greetings,

    Leo

    Hello,

    In that case 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.

    Here are some of the common reasons Google might not use the meta description you provided:
    – The meta description is not relevant or useful (ie, just a collection of keywords).
    – The exact same meta description is provided across a large number of pages.
    – The meta description doesn’t match what the user is searching for, but other content on the page does.

    There is a whole article dedicated to this on SearchEngineJournal:
    https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-offers-suggestions-for-avoiding-meta-description-rewrites/359884/

    Here is an example showing Google changes title depending on keyword used:
    https://i.rankmath.com/oT6VQe
    &
    https://i.rankmath.com/Mrhb0x

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

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