Whether meta description is important or not in on page optimization? If it is, then is it important for users or search engines? Please reply here. Thanks in advance.
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They can also go to the website by watching the title in SERPs. So in your view meta description is important for users? Can you please tell me if we don't give any meta description, then search engine will give it priority or not? Thanks for the response.
The meta description is a meta tag that is used to describe the current Web page. It provides a short summary of the page so that readers can decide whether the page is what they are looking for or looks interesting.
The meta description is used by search engines to describe the Web page in their results. If your page doesn't have a good meta description, it still could display near the top of the results, but the listing will just grab content from your page, which can end up with a link that no one clicks on.
How Long Should the Meta Description Be?
While there is no limit on how long you can make your meta description, the longer that it is, the more likely it will be cut off in the search engine results. In several tests, I found:
Google started cutting off descriptions after 155-160 characters.
MSN started cutting off descriptions after 175-180 characters.
Yahoo! started cutting off descriptions after 160-165 characters.
Though meta description tags are not a major factor search engines consider when ranking sites, they should not be left off the page. Both the meta keywords tag and the meta description tag contribute to your search engine ranking, and the meta description tag influences the likelihood that a person will actually click on the search engine results page and visit your site.
A meta description is an HTML tag placed in head tag with the aim of giving search engines spiders information about the content of a page through description and keywords. Meta description should be relevant and unique to the page, reinforce the page title, and focus on including offers and secondary keywords and phrases to help add context to the page title. Relevant meta description tags may appear in search results as part of the page description below the title of the page.
Without Meta Description you can not rank for keyword you want to, It is one of the most important aspects of SEO, if you have set a proper meta description it becomes very easy to rank on the search term with few high quality back links
Meta description help to know about the website page and show short description in search engine result and show info about the link which show in search result. and i think every thing is important for seo.
I agree with noahwilson. If you make your description short and attractive than you will easily get benefits. This description is helpful to attract visitors or client. Make it meaningful and get good results.