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    Meta Description Importance?

    Meta Description Importance?
    How much meta description is important for SEO??

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    for the first question - yea, its important fact. However I don't know how to answer your second question.

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    The meta description is often used by the search engines for the text portion of the search results. A good meta description gives you your first shot at enticing visitors to your site.

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    Like Wink0r said it is only good for visitors first impression, and it is a factor in ranking but I think it is not "important" factor as the title tag and content of your page and if you don't specify your description google will generate one for you from your content.
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    I think it's CRITICAL to have a Description - even if Google (as it often will) doesn't choose to use it. Unlike the Title - you have twice as much space to SELL and ENTICE someone to click - and to use other keywords, plurals and variants you want to rank for. They also help define your site's overall Theme. It's just too high-ranking of an On-Page factor to ignore.

    I see far too many sites - AutoBlogs in particular that have no - or a lousy Desc - and they wonder why they can't pull in decent traffic. Without good headers, the endlessly changing daily posts/vids/Tweets are just an endlessly MOVING TARGET that the search engines CAN'T categorize or rank consistently for.

    Even Pligg or Directory sites that are boiler-plate and do not have Decent Meta tags and at least some unique, hand written, context specific body content on the index page suffer because there isn't anything MEANINGFUL for Google to latch onto.

    Desc (and Keywords) ARE something you can - and should CRAFT to perfection. Otherwise it's a missed opportunity - and a competing site can easily One-Up you just by taking 3 minutes to do what you didn't.

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    Importance of Meta Description

    Meta description is an important factor of SEO. The Meta description should be written in such a way that the Meta description will show what the information your web site contains.

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    Not super critical these days, but you must have one. Simple as that. It's definitely important, in conjunction with the display title, from a copywriting perspective as it will entice the searcher to click your listing. For crawlers and bots, just make sure your keyword is in title, meta description and tag. No need to spam. Just let them know you're being professional and know what you're doing and more importantly, trying to provide the searcher (G's customers) with the best possible web experience...

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    The Meta Description is the text that will appear at Google Search Results, so it's recommended to be "attractive" so the visitors get into your site, but if the first 160 chars of your article are good enough and give the idea, you don't need to fill it.

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    Meta Description is most important part for getting rank into search engine.

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    Meta Description is most important part for getting rank into search engine.
    This is not true according to Google information. The SEO value of the meta description has been depreciated. The value of the tag, and the reason that you should produce a good meta description, is that the content of the tag is often used in the search results entry as the text after the title. It gives you an opportunity to 'sell' a visit to your site to potential visitors. You have slightly more space than a tweet to entice searchers to visit your site.

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    Meta description is really important to give tour website semantic wealth. On this way Google is going to consider your website better and therefore to extract much more content from your website for the SERPs, because the content of your source code is trough the meta description much more optimized. Meta description is together with meta Title one of te most important factor for the rankings. Due to this importance every deep page of your website should be optimized with Title and description.

    Recommendations:
    -Use google adwords keyword tool to find related keywords to your main keyword (like a semantic tree) and include these in your meta description.
    -Meta description should not be longer than 250 characters. After the first 220 characters Google cuts your meta description, but thats not bad itself. You can test how your meta description and meta Title are going to look at: http://davidrc.es/seo/contador-caracteres/
    -Donīt repeat your keywords too much, its enough if your main keyword appears one time.

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    Meta description is most useful activity for on page SEO. Meta description is the area there you pick your brief descriptive information about your business related .

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    after title tag, meta description is the most important tag. not only keywords involvment but also the snippet which appears on search engines comes from the meta description. you must write keyword stuffed and exiting description to make people click on the listing in search egnines

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    The Meta description tag is most important fact in SEO. which is show the documentation of the website or show short description of the website.

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    Meta description tags can have a great effect on your website. It will be the first section of information that an online searcher will observe when they search for something that your business has to proffer. It is also handy to attracting related traffic to your site.

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    What you put in Meta Description is what you normally see as Google Search result link description. So can become advantage to have something catchy there which makes visitor link on your link.

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