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    Google search shows the wrong site description

    Google search shows the wrong site description of my site. Here are my site title and description: 'datingadvicefrommen.net'

    The New Online Dating Advice Everyone Is Buzzing About

    Are you looking for some serious online dating advice? In this site you are going to learn a few of the greatest kept secrets of the male mind.

    But google search shows as follows

    The New Online Dating Advice Everyone Is Buzzing About

    Nonetheless, this doesn't mean to just trust everyone and anyone on the internet, because such is not the case. Just make sure to do online ...

    Title is ok, but problem is with description. I use Yoast SEO. Please help me
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    Hi sfonseka,

    This is a very common "issue" which stems from the assumption that what comes after your title in Google's search results is a "meta-description", when in fact it is what Google calls a "snippet". If you read this page they say:
    Originally Posted by Google
    Google's generation of page titles and descriptions (or "snippets") is completely automated and takes into account both the content of a page as well as references to it that appear on the web. The goal of the snippet and title is to best represent and describe each result and explain how it relates to the user's query.
    It's worth noting too that this "generation of snippets" is influenced in part by the search term used, (thus it is possible to see several different snippets for a single page)! They also say:
    Originally Posted by Google
    We use a number of different sources for this information, including descriptive information in the title and meta tags for each page. We may also use publicly available information—for instance, anchor text or listings from the Open Directory Project (DMOZ)—or create rich snippets based on markup on the page.
    There are ways you can influence what sources are used (like adding this tag: <meta name="robots" content="NOODP"> to your pages to stop them from using the Dmoz/ODP description) and if you check the above-linked page (which also contains a video of Matt Cutts talking about this subject) you will find all the information you need to help you.

    And finally if you re-read the first quote above you will see that they also apply this to the "page title" (thus it too can differ from your <title>)!

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