My site meta description is wrong in Google search

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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:
    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.

    The problem is my site homepage meta description is wrong in google search. Otherwise my posts meta descriptions are correctly showing in google search. I just want to change the homepage meta description in google search result

    I just want to know is my theme is affecting the description. I’m using Color Mag theme

    Hello,

    If you want to determine if your theme is changing your meta description, you can switch to one of the default WordPress themes (like Twenty Twenty), clean the cache and then check if your meta description is the one you want.

    If it is, then your theme was affecting the description. If not, another thing (like a plugin) could be affecting it and you should check for them

    Looking forward to help you.

    No luck

    https://ibb.co/dDqnTJY

    I don’t know the exact issue. But my site page source have correct meta description. But site homepage meta description is wrong in google search results. Anyone know how to fix this? If you know how to fix this please tell me the step by steps to do that.

    The issue is only for homepage description, not for post description. I hope you understand. Please help me.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Zajjith

    Hello, I did the same and it still showing wrong

    Hello,


    @Zajjith
    the last time Google seems to have crawled your homepage was the 11th of May, did you change the description after that day? If so, you will need to wait until Google crawls the homepage again and the issue should be solved.

    @Grand Forks Towing you should check the same (when was the last time Google crawled your website) but I saw you have your own thread so I answered you there.

    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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