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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.

    Hi Michael

    Thanks for the reply.. All the suggestions were followed and Google has crawled the url post the changes were made

    Is is possible that Google chooses to show a different description for majority of our pages although the Title it shows is similar to the Meta Title ??

    Hello,

    Yes, it could be possible but I think it could be a temporary thing if you have set (as you do) the meta description and meta title since you are telling Google explicitly what you want.

    Looking forward to help you.

    Ok

    The settings were made in Feb 2020 itself. Guess wait and watch is the only option left

    Hello,

    Yes, or you could also try using the Google URL Inspection Tool (https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/9012289?hl=en) to try to make Google recrawl the page again, maybe it will force Google to update it.

    Looking forward to help you.

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