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Document Does Not Have A Meta Description

Overview

Descriptions can be displayed in Google's search results. High-quality, unique descriptions can make your results more relevant to search users and can increase your search traffic.

Recommendations

  • Add a description tag to the <head> of each of your pages.

    <meta name="Description" content="Put your description here.">
    

  • Make sure that every page has a description.

  • Use different descriptions for different pages.
  • Include clearly-tagged facts in the descriptions. The descriptions don't have to be in sentence format. They can contain structured data.

    <meta name="Description" content="Author: A.N. Author, 
        Illustrator: P. Picture, Category: Books, Price: $17.99, 
        Length: 784 pages">
    

  • Use quality descriptions. High-quality descriptions can be displayed in Google's search results, and can go a long way to improving your search traffic.

See Create good meta descriptions for more guidance.

More information

This audit fails if your page doesn't have a description, or if the content attribute of the description is empty. Lighthouse doesn't evaluate the quality of your description.

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