Fix Duplicate Meta Description Error In Google Webmaster Tools

How to Remove Duplicate Meta Description Error in Google Webmaster tool  

Google Webmaster tools gives webmaster knowledge about their site's performance in search engines. Here, you can note the progress of your site and how to improve its SEO. Duplicate meta description error in Google webmaster tool exist when each posts on your blog does not have a meta search description. By telling search engines what the post is about using a search description, they can rank your pages in their result pages. Therefore, it is required that the search description is unique for each of the pages on your blog. Also, Duplicate meta description error can be brought about when you do not set your archive and labels pages as noindex. 

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To identify duplicate meta description error in your blogger blog,

  • Goto Google webmaster tools 
  • Select the site which you want to chect for the errors.
  • Click on the section 'Search Appearance'
  • Select  'HTML Improvements'
 Here, you'll see the number of duplicate descriptions and title tags on your blog.

Remove Duplicate Meta Descriptions Blogger

Some ways in which you can remove duplicate meta description error from Google webmaster tool are: 
  • Editing Blogger Template
  • Custom Robot.txt file in Blogger
  • Custom Robot Header Tags

    Editing Blogger Template

    To remove duplicate meta description error using your blogger template, follow the steps below
    • From your Blogger dashboard,
    • Go to Template
    • Click on Edit HTML  
    • Using CTRL+F keys, search for the entire code below 

    <b:if cond='data:blog.metaDescription != &quot;&quot;'>
      <meta expr:content='data:blog.metaDescription' name='description'/>
    • Replace the code with the one below 

    <b:if cond='data:blog.url != data:blog.homepageUrl'>
    <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;item&quot;'>
    <b:if cond='data:blog.metaDescription != &quot;&quot;'>
    <meta expr:content='data:blog.metaDescription' name='description'/>
    • Save the template

    Custom Robot Header Tags

    • From your blogger dashboard,
    • Goto settings
    • Click on 'Search Preferences'
    • In the section 'Custom robots header tags', click on 'Edit'
    • Select the radio button 'Yes'
    • Tick the fields as with the image below

    Custom Robot.txt

    • From your blogger dashboard, 
    • Goto Settings
    • Click on 'Search Preferences'
    • In 'Customs Robots.txt' section
    • Click on 'Edit'
    • Select 'Yes'
    • In the text field, copy the code below and paste

    User-agent: Mediapartners-Google*
    Allow: /
    User-agent: Googlebot-Image
    Allow: /
    User-agent: Adsbot-Google
    Allow: /
    User-agent: Googlebot-Mobile
    Allow: /
    User-agent: Twitterbot
    Allow: /
    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /search
    Disallow: /cgi-bin/
    Allow: /
    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /*.html
    Allow: /*.html$

    • Replace the higlighted  URL with your site's URL.
    • Click on 'Save changes'.

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