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    Marina3
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    SEO: Meta properties don't update

    Hi there!
    I'm new to GoDaddy and couldn't find a solution to my problem in the forum, so decided to try my luck and drop a message here.
    I have tried to set up meta tags and descriptions for >15 pages on my website using GoDaddy Website Builder. However, none of the keywords/page descriptions I set up appear in Google search. For instance, this is how the home page appears in Google search:

    "avantgarde-group.eu
    avantgarde-group.eu. is parked free, courtesy of GoDaddy.com. Get This Domain. Ads are blocked. Copyright © 1999-2021 GoDaddy, LLC. All rights reserved."

     

    AND THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD LOOK ACCORDING TO GODADDY AND THE TAGS I APPLIED

     

    "AvantGarde Group - Home
    http://avantgarde-group.eu/
    Community of like-minded individuals and organizations to co-create climate finance solutions to global sustainability challenges."

     

    For some other pages, it seems like Google ignores meta tags and descriptions and just puts bits of text from those pages (see site:https://avantgarde-group.eu/). Initially, I thought perhaps I should just wait for a couple of days, but its already been almost a week and nothing changed. 

    I have started using Google Search Console, it doesnt show any errors. Maybe reindexing the whole website would help? Or smth else?

     

    Thanks!

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    Nate
    Super User II

    It can take some time for Google to evaluate a new website.  It is good to use the Search Console in conjunction with the SEO tools.  You can submit the new sitemap (yoursite.com/sitemap.xml) to be recrawled, then it's a matter of waiting as multiple submissions wouldn't help.

    https://developers.google.com/search/docs/guides/submit-URLs

     

    Generally Google now prefers to show snippets of the site it thinks are most relevant to the particular search over the description you specify.  Ultimately it is up to Google how they want to display the results but the website builder automatically structures the data you provide which is basically suggestions to the search provider.  It doesn't hurt to have the descriptions in there as a fallback (aside from attempts to game the system).

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    Nate
    Super User II

    It can take some time for Google to evaluate a new website.  It is good to use the Search Console in conjunction with the SEO tools.  You can submit the new sitemap (yoursite.com/sitemap.xml) to be recrawled, then it's a matter of waiting as multiple submissions wouldn't help.

    https://developers.google.com/search/docs/guides/submit-URLs

     

    Generally Google now prefers to show snippets of the site it thinks are most relevant to the particular search over the description you specify.  Ultimately it is up to Google how they want to display the results but the website builder automatically structures the data you provide which is basically suggestions to the search provider.  It doesn't hurt to have the descriptions in there as a fallback (aside from attempts to game the system).

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