Hi guys. I made a template for all my product meta descriptions that I'm planning to just copy and paste away until I read something about duplicate meta descriptions. Some sources said it wouldn't be a problem on the shopify platform, while some said it will.
Basically, I sell shirts, and for each shirt I'll be using the same meta description. Will it be counted as a duplicate even though the product title is different?
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If your meta description is the same as those for other pages, the user experience in Google will be hampered.
Although page titles might vary, all pages will appear to be the same because all the descriptions are the same.
Canonical is not give you proper solution for this.
If you intentionally want/need/are tempted to create a duplicate meta description, you’d be better off leaving the description blank. Google will pick a snippet from the page containing the keyword used in the query.
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Google will find out when meta descriptions trick visitors into clicking and might even penalize the sites that do this. But apart from that, misleading descriptions will probably increase bounce rate. It’s a bad idea for that reason alone. You want the meta description to match the content on the page.
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