Saerch engines what and how they index help.
Posted on 2006-05-10
I am in need of some answers regarding Yahoo Indexing of pages. Let me first explain how my pages are set up. My pages are in PHP, They all have a static title actually written in the page but I use a method of 2 things for the meta description. I have a globals page which I keep a variable called "$siteDesc" this variable holds a text string general description of the site. This variable is then echoed out in the meta tag of all pages. It also has a static keyword before and after the echo.
These are what they look like in code and displayed.
<meta name="descrption" content="%KEYWORDCAPS%<?php include("global.php"); echo _siteDescription; ?>%KEYWORD%.">
Displayed View Source:
<meta name="description" content="Static Kewords The global text statement would this then followed by and in lower case the Static Kewords.">
Now I don't know if the above matters because some is dynamic even.
What I have noticed is Yahoo when indexing the pages is they are indexing the TITLE and where the description should be they are indexing the Copyright at the bottom of all my pages.
So a typical indexing for one of my sites would look like.
THE SITE TITLE
copyright 2006 mysite,com
How come it is not indexing it like usual
THE SITE TITLE
Then a description about the site.
Should I get rid of the copyright on the bottom of all pages?
I don't think the dynamic content in the meta is the problem because on MSN they index my page perfect. Any ideas on how to make the description better on yahoo?