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  • #15080

    Hi
    Hope you can help.
    I have Yoast SEO plugin on all sites and the meta description displays correctly on all sites but one.
    The site in question is the only one that has a child theme installed with the canvas theme.. Do you know if this could be the problem and how I can resolve it please?.
    Thanks Kevin

    #15129
    Meta description not showing in google 3
    Jamie Marsland
    Keymaster

    Hi Kevin,

    This shouldn’t be causing a problem.

    Have you viewed the source to check it’s not appearing in the actual html?

    eg


    Testing SEO title

    #15133

    Hi Jamie

    When I check source it displays as follows

    <!– This site is optimized with the Yoast WordPress SEO plugin v1.5.4.2 – https://yoast.com/wordpress/plugins/seo/ –>
    <meta name=”description” content=”Aerial Installers Insurance – My Best Insurance Quote provides a range of Online Liability Insurance Quotations including Aerial Installers Insurance UK.”/>
    <link rel=”canonical” href=”http://www.mybestinsurancequote.co.uk/liability-insurance-2/aerial-installers-insurance/” />
    <!– / Yoast WordPress SEO plugin. –>

    However it appears on google as follows

    Aerial Installers Insurance – My Best Insurance Quote
    http://www.mybestinsurancequote.co.uk › Liability Insurance
    Welcome to the Aerial Installers Insurance page of our website. We are a … CompareAerial Installers Insurance quotes from most of the leading UK Insurers.

    Would not be concerned if it was a “one off” but same happens for every page where google appear to extract opening of content of specific page

    Regards Kevin

    #15135
    Meta description not showing in google 3
    Jamie Marsland
    Keymaster

    Hi Kevin,

    It looks like the plugin is doing it’s job – but that’s still no guarantee that Google will use it :(

    How long has the site been live, the seo plugin been in place?

    j

    #15144

    Hi Jamie

    The site has been live for about 6 years and the yeast plugin for at least 5 years. In May this year we transferred it to Canvas and child theme.
    I know there is no guarantee from google but showed ok prior to May that is why I am wondering if the child theme has something to do with it.

    Regards Kevin

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