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SEO with SharePoint - adding <description> RRS feed

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  • Hello all,

    We are trying to add a description to our public web site that will display much like the Title. I'm not an SEO expert so I'm really trying to find out/confirm what I have done so far is correct or could be improved. Any suggestions or help are greatly appreciated...

    Currently:
    On the master, in the head under the <Title> I put

    <description><asp:ContentPlaceHolder id="PlaceHolderPageDescription" runat="server" /></description>
    

    Then on each page layout I have

    <asp:Content ContentPlaceholderID="PlaceHolderPageDescription" runat="server">
    	<SharePointWebControls:FieldValue id="Description" FieldName="RollupDescription" runat="server"/>
    </asp:Content>
    

    And it pulls from a field called RollupDescription that is hidden by the EditModePanel. This then shows up right under <Title> in the source code. But does it work with <description> or does it have to be something like <meta name="description" Content="">? If so, how could I possibly get that to work so that content pulls the rollup description?

    Does this seem correct? Am I missing anything? Any one know of a better way?

    Thanks in advance.

     

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 10:04 PM

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