[Skip to content]

Search our Site
Easysite Resource Centre
Altering the Description for a Site in Search Engine Results

Altering the Description for a Site in Search Engine Results

Using meta data to manage the site description in Search Engine Results.

Description Meta Tag 

Google, for example, advises using a good Description Meta Tag. The Description tag is typically auto-populated from the page description.

DMOZ

In addition to adding description Meta Tags, ensure that a search engine isn't using a description from DMOZ (Open Directory Project: http://www.dmoz.org). 

Google can be directed to not use DMOZ as source by adding a ROBOTS meta tag to your pages. When populating the meta data use the following value:

noodp

This should help prevent search engines from using an inaccurate description from DMOZ.