Document description must be in the <head> section

Rule from seo under content category

What is a trooper!

we have submitted your edit to the community for review! We'll review and make it live on the site in the next few hours, the internet thanks you :).

Browse another section of the knowledge base

Suggest an edit


This rule has no content... yet.

Add content to this rule

Or just browse to view rules that have content


Description meta tags <meta name="description"></meta> describes an HTML5 document. The description shows up in SERPs (search engine result pages) and informs users on what your page is about. If they deem it relevant to what they have been searching for they will click on it. It is very important to be relevant else users will hit the back button and that will be bad for your page rank.

These descriptions have to be in the page header.

    <meta name="description" content="Your relevant description done in under 160 characters"/></meta>

How do I fix this ?

Add unique meta descriptions to every HTML5 document in your site. Keep them inside the <head></head> tags.


Browse another section of the knowledge base

Signup icon
Ready to see how well your site scores?

Passmarked works best when you have an account. It allows you to keep a dashboard with saved data of the sites you have run through the system, we’ll alert you about important updates and you get access to the Passmarked Slack forum.

Sign up to get started