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Can a web page have 2 meta description tags?
My web designers created my template but I've built the reminding pages around it. My web designers have added meta description tag to my template so it appears on all pages. I have also added another meta description tag for each page I created. Is this ok

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Can a web page have 2 meta description tags?

Yes, you can read this (it willl explain what results if you used 2 meta description tags on one page):

http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/google-serp-test-multiple-page-title-meta-description-tags

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So to confirm, having 2 meta description tags won't effect my google ranking?

It really depends what you put in the meta description tags.

In the article, it did mention Google don't use meta descriptions as a ranking factor.

I think the link provide a nice example using …

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Hi
Thanks for this
So to confirm, having 2 meta description tags won't effect my google ranking?

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So to confirm, having 2 meta description tags won't effect my google ranking?

It really depends what you put in the meta description tags.

In the article, it did mention Google don't use meta descriptions as a ranking factor.

I think the link provide a nice example using 2 meta description tags.

Really appreciate your help, thanks. Still fairly new to SEO and I'm self teaching. I didn't have chance to read the full article but I will get a chance later today

I had also that question. The link given by "LastMitch" is very useful. That is really excellent for Multiple Page Title & Meta Description Tags. Post at SEOMOZ with good direction with code and image id effective.

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