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27 Sep

Google’s new snippet settings give webmasters control over their search listings display

Google has released new snippet settings to allow webmasters to control how Google search displays your listings, the company announced on the Google webmaster blog These settings work either through a set of robots meta tags and an HTML attribute.

New meta tags to settings snippets. You can add the following four meta tags to either an HTML page or specified via the x-robots-tag HTTP header. The new settings are:

  • “nosnippet”: – This is an old option that has not changed, it lets you specify that you don’t want any textual snippet shown for this page.
  • “max-snippet:[number]”: – This is a new meta tag that lets you specify a maximum text-length, in characters, of a snippet for your page.

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