I run a large forum (> 8M posts) and was running a google search and noticed the following on my forum pages... Google is no longer taking the META description to display the "description" for the corresponding page. I am using a free SEO package which took the first few hundred characters of the thread and stuck it into the META description.
The problem is this, I have a notice that is always running 100% of the time for guests and members. This notice is updated a few time throughout the day (time-sensitive material).. The problem is, Google now displays the contents of the notice, rather than the threads it is indexing.
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