Tag Archives: search

Improved Meta Description With WordPress

Google Webmaster tools was complaining that my content had duplicate meta descriptions. I found that it was always displaying the blog description on all the pages.

I found quite a few meta tag plugins but I settled for the Improved Meta Description Snippets plugin with a small modification.

I added this else block at line 119 In the improved-meta-description-snippets.php

	
else { 
	echo '';
}	

That displays the default blog description on the home page. Then I removed the default meta description in the header.php in my current theme.

References:

How do I change my site’s title and description?

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Improve snippets with a meta description makeover

Get Into Google Country Search With Google Webmaster Tools

Ever since we got google.lk I was wondering how to get into it. Problem is google.lk was only indexing .lk domains. Rightfully so but all my sites are either .com or .info. Crap now what? Well I had a Google Webmaster tools account for my blog’s sitemap. I read somewhere that now you can get into country search with it. Here’s how.

  1. Go to Google Webmaster tools
  2. Get a Google account if you don’t have one.
  3. Login and add your site from the Dashboard.
  4. Verify it
  5. Now click on your site and go to Tools > Set geographic target
  6. Check Associate a geographic location with this site
  7. Select your country from the drop down and click Save

After a few days later I could search myself using the pages from Sri Lanka check box.

Google Webmaster Tools - Set geographic target