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    Google showing HTML in SERP


    Friends,

    I have a blog which has got top 5 rankings in Google for many competitive keywords.

    But for one particular keyword, the blog in Google SERP is getting listed with HTML codes as its description.

    What's the reason behind this and how to deal with it.

    Thanks a lot in advance

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    I guess there might be a missing tag ">" probably..?

    It happened with my site once, i used http://validator.w3.org/ to find out that the tag was not closed..

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    Thanks buddy..but all my tags are in place. Any more reasons behind it?
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    Two thoughts:

    1. Are you searching for a string of code in the search? I've seen it turn up html in description in rare cases. Usually though for only very specific searches.
    2. This might sound basic, but are you using description tags? I've seen some odd results when they aren't used.


    It might help if you shared the keyword and page...up to you though.
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    Originally Posted by WebGeek182
    Two thoughts:

    1. Are you searching for a string of code in the search? I've seen it turn up html in description in rare cases. Usually though for only very specific searches.
    2. This might sound basic, but are you using description tags? I've seen some odd results when they aren't used.


    It might help if you shared the keyword and page...up to you though.
    If you meant meta description... it is not used in SERPs as your description when it does not contain the searched keyword.

    Pro_SEO... there were some threads from people facing the same problem as you are. After 2-3 crawls of google bot, it just came back to normal.

    But would you mind posting your page here? More eyes see more. Maybe you missed something....
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    Originally Posted by pro_seo
    But for one particular keyword, the blog in Google SERP is getting
    listed with HTML codes as its description.
    What part of the HTML code is showing?

    Do you use a META description? If you add that maybe Google will correct itself.

    Google does index HTML code too. Maybe just an odd glitch. Try the META description. Many people will tell you it won;t matter but in my experience it has.

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