Question About Google Snippets
Posted 07 December 2007 - 12:34 PM
Here's the problem: A good percentage of the text on my site is legal and risk disclaimers that also contain my target key words. While these disclaimers are important to make sure potential customers fully understand the risks involved in my business (and keep me in compliance with regulatory bodies) they aren't exactly the type of language I would hope for in a description of my site.
Here's my question: Is there a way to block certain parts of your text from being used in the snippet?
I had considered making the disclaimers jpegs, but I was afraid it would slow the site down too much and I would run the risk of not having those disclaimers appear on a user's screen if they didn't load for some reason.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Posted 07 December 2007 - 01:06 PM
2. Block them using a htaccess command.
3. Consider putting the content that you dont want read by the bots in a image?
4. Yahoo offers attribute support to block only parts of page content, not sure if other SE's do as well:
Posted 07 December 2007 - 01:24 PM
2. It is possible that some searchers' query terms are missing from the meta description but are (1) found in the content body and (2) that page ranks well for those terms.
You need to take control of those words and add them into the meta description. Google may no longer pay much attention to the meta keyword BUT it pays very nice attention to an appropriate listing of descriptive keywords (term alone, verb or adjective plus term, term plus definition/answer) in the meta description.
Google's creation of sites' titles and descriptions (or "snippets") is completely automated and takes into account both the content of a page as well as references to it that appear on the web.
The meta description doesn't just have to be in sentence format; it's also a great place to include structured data about the page.
Similarly, product pages might have the key bits of information - price, age, manufacturer - scattered throughout a page.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 01:32 PM
Structurally, your pages seem a little odd to me with legal disclosures on each page. I can't help but think it was an attorney that thought of this placement. Have you considered putting a link to these disclosures (a prominently placed one, if it is important your customers be made aware of these disclosures), rather than to imbed it onto the page itself. Seems like that would solve the problem of G thinking your legal disclosures are more important than the actual content (i.e. 'the meat'). Just an idea.
Edited by Respree, 07 December 2007 - 01:34 PM.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 04:31 PM
Posted 07 December 2007 - 05:01 PM
Edited by Respree, 07 December 2007 - 05:02 PM.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 05:27 PM
If you would like to see what I mean, my site is clarkfinancial (dot) com and my target keywords are:
options trading, online options trading, futures trading, online futures trading
Posted 07 December 2007 - 06:57 PM
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