SEO For RapidWeaver: Page Description

June 10th, 2011

Video Transcript

The description tag is a place where you can give a quick description of what is on your webpage. This isn’t a place to just pack in some keywords, but it is a great spot for you to write one or two sentences that really describe your page. It can also be thought of as a way of selling users on coming to your site. The reason for this is that sometimes, your description will show up in search engine results, right below the title tag here. So as you can see, this little blurb here reads “At Lefties Only, left handed golf clubs are our specialty.” If I were to click to go to this site, and then view the source code, we can see that that blurb actually came straight from the meta description. This isn’t always the case, but you have seen first hand how important it is to have a great description.

To change your page description in RapidWeaver, highlight the page that you wish to update, and click on the Page Info button. Ensure that the Header tab is selected. The next thing you are going to do is press the ‘Plus’ button which is located on the right hand side of the window, almost half way down. In the name field, type the word ‘description.’ In the content field, type in your desired page description. Remember to make the description enticing enough for visitors to be interested in going to your website and learning more. Since every page on your website is unique, so should each page’s description. Keywords are in bold in the search engine snippet when they match up with the users search query, so make sure to use good keywords in your description

One Response to “SEO For RapidWeaver: Page Description”

  1. millca Says:

    Please note that if you have a Rapidweaver Blog page, you should NOT add a description metatag to your Blog page because if you do, it will be repeated for each and every blog posting. Google Webmaster Tools will then flag all of your blog pages as having “Duplicate Meta Descriptions.” And if Google flags it, we should take note.

    This issue has been reported to Realmac Software in the hopes they will fix the issue. It is on their To Do list since 2005 but appears to be quite a difficult fix and therefore has still not be solved as of Aug 2012. They are laying the foundation to eventually bring about a fix. So in the meantime, be sure to NOT add meta description tags to your Blog page (nor your Album pages for that matter).

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