Duplicate Meta Description

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What are the dangers of having duplicate meta descriptions? Google webmasters tools indicates that I have duplicate meta descriptions in most of my web pages. Does it have any effect on search engine rankings ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Carl Brown
    If you have that information, why not change them? This is all they say about it:

    Meta description information can give users a clear idea of your site's content and encourage users to click on your site in the search results pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author sampaulino
    in my experience, it has a bad effect on my website. google thinks that your website have duplicate content. you should change it now so that it will not affect your website rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Al amin
    Google don't care much about meta description. But it should be twice.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by FredWhite View Post

    What are the dangers of having duplicate meta descriptions? Google webmasters tools indicates that I have duplicate meta descriptions in most of my web pages. Does it have any effect on search engine rankings ?
    The duplicate meta-description isn't that big of a deal. The one you want to have unique is the Page Title.

    You can go back & edit the meta-descriptions to make them all unique anytime you want, for traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author awj888
    it cant be so hard to have unique desciptions? why have you got all the same ones, if your pages are about different things then surley the description would be about different things too!
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  • Simple solution, "Change your meta descriptions".
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  • Profile picture of the author fanta81
    Avoid duplicate meta description tag in your web pages. I got similar waring from Google. I changed all the duplicate meta description and after couple of months my is getting the same number of page views as it was getting earlier.
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  • Profile picture of the author paramkumar
    Always write unique meta description. Meta Description is one of the important HTML tag for search engine optimization. If you want to be visible in search engine in top rank then you need to use Meta Description tag. Most of the search engines including Google uses text of Meta Description to show in their Search Engine Result Page(SERP).
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  • Profile picture of the author ankushkohli
    Description meta tag is snippet that Google show next to title in SERP's. Though Google can use anything in this snippet including webpage content but it's always better to write your own description.

    Google has its own algorithm to display results on search engine, sometime it display only company or business name or main heading of page or meta title so it’s better to write before you loose your rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author EduCom
    Originally Posted by FredWhite View Post

    What are the dangers of having duplicate meta descriptions? Google webmasters tools indicates that I have duplicate meta descriptions in most of my web pages. Does it have any effect on search engine rankings ?
    Read Here Matt Cutts Answers If Every Page Needs To Have A Unique Meta Description
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    Watch this video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4gr88oHb-k
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  • Profile picture of the author shivcb
    its true, meta description is only describe your website summary, its not more important for SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Meta Description is important for Search Engines. It's better to use 1 description in your meta tags and then use DIFFERENT description of the website (for example the first or second sentence!)
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  • Profile picture of the author Jimerson Farveez
    It is highly recommended to have unique titles and unique meta description over pages of a website. That may improve your chances of getting better results on Google than now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    It is better to avoid duplicate meta description but sites still have duplicate meta description, it doesn't have any good or bad effect on search engine ranking.
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