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I currently have every page of my website using a Meta Description (All the same description actually, meaning to change it) But I heard sometimes its better to not use a meta description tag? What do you guys think?
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  • Profile picture of the author GodMode52
    You should optimize your meta description for a better click conversion ratio, as google doesn't count it for better rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author ppcmanager
    Do use Meta Description Tag but make sure all Meta tags used on your site are unique and not same for all of the pages. Same goes for Title Tag as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author nikswf
    Google likes meta but must be the unique for every pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author trevord92
    The meta description should be relevant to the page. Most of the time, Google will use it in the search results so take a bit of time crafting it.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by Turfhosting View Post

    I currently have every page of my website using a Meta Description (All the same description actually, meaning to change it) But I heard sometimes its better to not use a meta description tag? What do you guys think?
    It can go both ways for search CTRs. Example, Wikipedia doesn't use meta descriptions, so Google automatically picks the most relevant keyword on the Wikipedia web page that is relevant to the actual keyword the traffic was searching for. That adds more relevancy (bold text on SERPs) when a person is looking at all the SERP descriptions on the Google search page.

    Split test your pages & see which works better for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Originally Posted by Turfhosting View Post

    I currently have every page of my website using a Meta Description (All the same description actually, meaning to change it) But I heard sometimes its better to not use a meta description tag? What do you guys think?
    This is NOT true... You should use META tags, because some (most) Search Engines "read" these tags and "understand" what your website is about and also... WHICH keywords you are using...

    Also, you should change your STRATEGY. A different meta tags in EACH page (if possible and if you have time) would be much more beneficial to your website (especially if you offer for example different products, just write a short description and some keywords for EVERY product)!

    Believe me, this will work much better for your website!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author bryguy
    Mike Friedman has an interesting post on this exact subject on his site.

    Dynamic Meta Descriptions

    If you have good content on page that can apply to multiple keywords, it could be a very good approach.
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  • Profile picture of the author badut jenaka
    I usually don't use meta description because I want google to find the best text to show on the search snippet. But if your article is focusing on one particular keyword then adding meta desc might bring you better results.
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  • Profile picture of the author shakir
    Originally Posted by Turfhosting View Post

    I currently have every page of my website using a Meta Description (All the same description actually, meaning to change it) But I heard sometimes its better to not use a meta description tag? What do you guys think?
    Google wont consider it but visitors will consider, meta description display in all search engin's result pages with page title.. Attractive meta description tempt visitors to click on the link in SERP
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  • Profile picture of the author jattmarketer
    Meta description tag should be unique for every page of your website as Google shows meta description in search result & the same applies for the Title tag. If you don't put meta description tag in your website, then Google will show description of your website from the ODP(Open Directory Project).
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  • Profile picture of the author wilsonbar
    you should optmize each page meta description for a better CTR rate and relevancy of onpage seo .
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  • Profile picture of the author Hansons
    Yes, each page should have different meat description, however, if you don't use any meta description, Google would automatically take from your web page.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by Hansons View Post

      Yes, each page should have different meat description, however, if you don't use any meta description, Google would automatically take from your web page.
      That's what s/he said.
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