Optimise Page Description

A short description of the website content can be entered for every web page (e.g. home page, sub pages). This page description is stored as a meta tag in the HTML code and will not appear on the website.

Search engines show the page description in their search results (directly below the page title). If a website doesn't have a page description, text from the website will often appear in its place.

The active search terms are highlighted in bold in the search results. For this reason, the page description should also contain the search term for which the website was optimised.Well-maintained page descriptions for website and subpages lead to a better ranking in the results list from the well-known search engines like Google and Bing.

This is what a perfect page description looks like

A page description should be between 140 and 180 characters long and summarise the topic of the page. It should be well-written and motivate visitors to click it.
The description is usually displayed together with the title of the page. Make sure that the page title and the page description fit together well.

Google only displays high quality page descriptions. You should therefore write individual page descriptions for each subpage of your website.

Edit page description in MyWebsite Creator

You can maintain the page descriptions easily and directly in your MyWebsite Creator editor.

Edit MyWebsite Creator page description

Edit page description in WordPress

For WordPress it is best to use a plugin that simplifies maintaining page descriptions:

Install one of these plugins in your WordPress administration panel and maintain the page descriptions as described in the plugin description.

Manually entering page description

To do this, add the following code to the <head> section of each page:

<meta name="description" content="Your description" />