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Thread: Difference between description tag and description text?

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    Default Difference between description tag and description text?

    Is there a difference? When I ran a report using www.powermapper.com, one problem on the report said:

    Meta description tag is too long for Yahoo. Yahoo recommends limiting your description tag to 256 characters.

    and another said:

    Meta description tag is too long or too short for Bing. Bing recommends keeping the description text between 25 and 150 characters in length

    What's the difference?

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    Jim Kj
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    Default Re: Difference between description tag and description text?

    I ran across this useful posting from this forum last year; might be helpful
    for your Meta tags.

    I think your report is telling you your Meta "Description" length is
    incorrect.
    Each Search engine uses their own criteria, but I like to stay between 40
    and 125 if possible.


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    "ILoveNetObjects" <ILoveNetObjects.55jfjs@no-mx.forums.netobjects.com> wrote
    in message news:ILoveNetObjects.55jfjs@no-mx.forums.netobjects.com...
    >
    > Is there a difference? When I ran a report using www.powermapper.com,
    > one problem on the report said:
    >
    > Meta description tag is too long for Yahoo. Yahoo recommends limiting
    > your description tag to 256 characters.
    >
    > and another said:
    >
    > Meta description tag is too long or too short for Bing. Bing recommends
    > keeping the description text between 25 and 150 characters in length
    >
    > What's the difference?
    >
    >





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