How to write a SEO friendly meta tags??

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Are meta descriptions still an important ranking factor? I know it is one of the important On page SEO technique. Some friends suggest to use primary keywords in title and some says to use brand name in title. Can anyone suggest me some tips to write an effective meta description. As per the latest Google algorithm what is the meta title, description limit and keyword in meta tag has any importance?
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    You are offering SEO Services and asking such basic SEO questions?

    God, I hope nobody is actually paying you to handle their SEO.
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    • Profile picture of the author vithobaaseo
      So even you don't know what is the meta tag character limit?
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        Originally Posted by vithobaaseo View Post

        So even you don't know what is the meta tag character limit?
        Of course I do. I'm just a bit offended by you.
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      • Profile picture of the author DABK
        It's 160 characters. You, being a web developer could easily have gotten a site up, gotten Yost seo plug in and typed a meta description. The plug in would have shown you how much of what you typed would show in SERP's.

        But you got much bigger problems than not knowing enough about meta tags.

        Have someone redo the copy on your site.


        Originally Posted by vithobaaseo View Post

        So even you don't know what is the meta tag character limit?
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      I quote from his/her/their web development page, and you'll understand why he needs help (You will also be highly amused... Cross my heart! The English is atrocious, the ideas funny as hell. It just misses the mark by so much, it's hilarious):

      "The modern era is replacing traditional practices with technology especially internet in almost all the arenas under the sun. With the help of internet, it has made possible to know anything and everything. One such boon in internet is website. Website development is mounting a memory space in the well known browsers like internet explorers or Mozilla Firefox. WWW which means World Wide Web helps any kind of institution or the industry to attain popularity as it reaches the wide area. From small scale industry to the big scale or multinational companies, the website serves as a support for its development. Developing a website helps one to expand the reputation of their company as all the details of the same is added in their website. Website is an automatic search option which routes to the direct web address of the concern."

      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      You are offering SEO Services and asking such basic SEO questions?

      God, I hope nobody is actually paying you to handle their SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author articlearbiter
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    Meta descriptions are really important. In fact, I would say that they are your last hope on SERPs to get more visitors on your website. I see a number of companies lacking in one thing, which is an effective meta description. Digital marketers are not focusing on creating meaningful metas, which could be the reason for not getting lots of leads & customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author madhuri@123
    According to latest seo techniques, meta title, meta description and keyword size not limit. But standard size in search engine size display is 70 character title, 160 to 170, character meta description and keyword size 200 character most helpful for search engine.
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    • Profile picture of the author MDShahid
      Originally Posted by madhuri@123 View Post

      According to latest seo techniques, meta title, meta description and keyword size not limit. But standard size in search engine size display is 70 character title, 160 to 170, character meta description and keyword size 200 character most helpful for search engine.
      It's true. Where i am going to find the link about no limits for meta title, description and keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author alex fernandes
    Meta Description has no effect on search engine rankings but still it is vital for earning click through. For advertising content to web searchers and to inform them about what the page contains exactly, Meta description is used.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndresNWD
    I agree you shoudln't charge anybody for SEO services if you don't know meta descriptions are NOT a ranking factor. It should contain your main keywords though, as they will show up bold in SERPS for any query that contains them.
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  • Profile picture of the author rockstaradi
    Hi mate,

    Here is some advice on art of crafting SEO-friendly meta tags -

    Meta Title

    I did a post on this topic last year - Meta Title Tag Optimization - 5 Attributes Of A Good Meta Title | CrunchSEO

    To put it simply, the most important aspect of meta title tag is to make it reflect the keyword while being natural. The Meta title tag should include your keyword. A correlation research has established that websites that placed their keywords towards the beginning of the title tag perform better that their competitors. Adding the keyword to the beginning of the title tag is recommended. Say if you have a furniture website and your keyword is ‘discount furniture’ then having a Meta title like – ‘Discount Furniture Varieties By XYZ.com‘ would be considered apt.


    Meta Description

    Always make sure your Meta description tag is natural and is a readable description of the webpage and not some keyword-stuffed sentence.

    “kitchen cabinet, kitchen cabinets, cheap kitchen cabinets, stylish kitchen cabinets” – is improper

    “Looking for kitchen cabinets? We have a huge collection of kitchen cabinets. Whether you are looking for cheap kitchen cabinets or stylish ones; we have everything for you” – this would be proper.

    Hope this helps!

    Hit me up if you need any assistance whatsoever

    Much success,

    Adi

    Please note - Meta description is not used as ranking signal by Google and many other major search engines. Think of it as a pitch for search engine listings. Make it attractive enough so as to attract clicks.

    Originally Posted by vithobaaseo View Post

    Are meta descriptions still an important ranking factor? I know it is one of the important On page SEO technique. Some friends suggest to use primary keywords in title and some says to use brand name in title. Can anyone suggest me some tips to write an effective meta description. As per the latest Google algorithm what is the meta title, description limit and keyword in meta tag has any importance?
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  • Profile picture of the author sameera
    Meta description for website pages is very important. You can make proper advantage of meta description by other targeted keywords in it. Title length is very small, you cannot add all the keywords into it. That time, you can take advantage of meta description by smartly placing those keywords. Do not add the same keywords you added in title, try to add other search queries in meta description.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Meta description tags suck.

    Traffic isn't static, everyone doesn't search the same keywords so a SERP description shouldn't be static.

    Delete the meta description tag from the HTML & optimize the webpage content for multiple SERP descriptions based on search queries (plural).

    Done.
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  • Profile picture of the author WilliamWaltz
    Use your targeted keywords and create a sentence accordingly which convey an exact message about your site. Meta tags include, meta keywords, meta descriptions which displays in the search information banner to display the information about your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author InitialEffort
    A meta description doesn't actually show on a website but it's in the code and used for search engines. It's designed to briefly explain the content of a site or a page to both the search engines and the searchers. You need to keep in mind that the main goal is to get a searcher click on your website. Since Google shows around 156 characters in the serps, don't write more than that to avoid the meta description being truncated. I'd also recommend installing Yoast's WordPress SEO for this.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessicalad
    SEO Friendly meta tags should be of 160 characters which is the length actually Google considers it to be safe..
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  • Profile picture of the author nmwf
    You should be aware that Google seems to provide site descriptions as it seems fit. Descriptions could be page titles, meta content, or a sentence from a page.
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