If you’re actively trying to promote your business, you might have heard about search engine optimization (SEO). But what if you’re a local business looking to drive more foot traffic to your physical store? Should you focus more on local SEO or organic SEO? More importantly, how is local SEO different from organic SEO? In […]
What is a Meta Description?
A meta description is a component within your meta tags that helps to describe your webpage. Usually a short snippet of text, a meta description may appear in the search engine results just under your page’s headline. Sometimes, however search engines will pull tet directly from the main body copy of your page and use that as the site description on the search engine results page (SERP).
The meta description is easily found on any webpage by simply right-clicking on the page in question and selecting “view source” or “view page source.” This will lead you to the page’s code, where you’ll be able to see a meta description tag that will look something like this:
In short, a meta description is important for a few reasons. For one, it serves as the snippet of text on the SERP when an Internet user performs a search query that your page or site ranks for. Ideally, your meta description should give search engine users a quick yet informative description of what they’ll find if they decide to click through to your site.