Snippets are not displayed in Google

  • Hi,
    I installed Rank Math some time ago on three projects, after using Yoast for many years. Now I have the problem, that the snippets I created are not shown by Google. What might be the problem?

    I use a self-codet theme.

    Thanks!
    Raphael

    • This topic was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by Bingobongo.
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  • Hi Raphael,

    ​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: https://i.rankmath.com/dhECkg
    Add title and description in Gutenberg: https://i.rankmath.com/ZO21Cd

    ​2. Then, ensure that this is the setting in the Schema tab if Rich Snippets are enabled on your website:
    ​https://i.rankmath.com/pG0pcS

    ​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. https://i.rankmath.com/9q6X0H
    b. https://i.rankmath.com/R8N0Uh

    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 tag” </p> <p>Hope that helps. If you have any further question(s), please let us know. Thank you.

    Hi todd,
    thank you for your answer. I have one more question:

    …​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 detail…

    That means that both titles and descriptions always should be identical for the “normal” part and for “Schema”?

    If so, that was my mistake. We will see after the next visit of the google bot.

    Thank you!
    Raphael

    Hi Raphael,

    That should be ideally the same if you are seeing mismatch of title/description. Though it is not required and there is not sufficient data available that would tell us that having them exactly the same is essential but it doesn’t hurt especially if you are using the Article Schema.

    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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