The meta description is a ~160 character snippet, a tag in HTML, that summarizes a page’s content. Search engines show the meta description in search results mostly when the searched for phrase is contained in the description. Optimizing the meta description is a very important aspect of on-page SEO.
I’m always interested to keep up with the goings-on at Google. The Panda update was trouble for some, so here’s an article from ShoutMeLoud.com to help us out with that. Excerpt: “It was one scary night, when Google decided to roll out a wild animal on the farm of Bloggers call Panda. When ShoutMeLoud got