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Bug 12196 - Use a meta description tag for better search-engine indexing
Use a meta description tag for better search-engine indexing
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikibook...
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Reported: 2007-12-04 18:33 UTC by Andrew Whitworth
Modified: 2014-06-07 16:15 UTC (History)
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Description Andrew Whitworth 2007-12-04 18:33:14 UTC
Pages are generated with a meta keywords tag such as <meta name="keywords" ...> but many modern search engines also make heavy use of the <meta name="description" ...> tags for indexing. Would it be possible to automatically generate such a tag for pages so that they were better-indexed in search engines?
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-12-06 19:01:52 UTC
Since the auto-generated keywords are generally agreed to be seemingly random and near-useless, I'd be pretty leery of trying to invent a description as well.

The text and the links speak for themselves...
Comment 2 Nemo 2014-06-07 16:15:53 UTC
(In reply to Brion Vibber from comment #1)
> Since the auto-generated keywords are generally agreed to be seemingly
> random and near-useless,

In fact they were removed in 2009: bug 19761.

> I'd be pretty leery of trying to invent a
> description as well.
> 
> The text and the links speak for themselves...

I think there is a remote chance of this happening in an extension instead: bug 66325.

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