How it works
This meta description generator uses machine learning (specifically GPT-3 from Open AI) to generate short description ideas for your articles. It has been trained specifically for pages with long content and is best suited for guides, how-to articles, articles with bulleted lists, etc.
To use the generator, specify the subject of your article (which can be your title or simply the topic of your content) along with some keywords you'd like to see in the meta description and click "Generate Ideas". Note: There is no guarantee that the keywords will be included in the description.
After a few seconds, you'll see ideas for your article's meta description. Here is an example of the results we received for "Clearscope alternatives".
Why are meta descriptions important?
Before 2009, meta descriptions and the keywords they contained were an important ranking factor. Today that is no longer the case, but it is still important to have a good description that resonates well with users. Very often, your website's meta description is displayed on search engine SERP pages and is one of the first things your potential website visitors see. A good description will have a positive impact on your click through rate.
How to write good descriptions
- Make them easy to read: no complicated long sentences. People will read them when they skim the search results, and they will not take the time to read your convoluted poetry. Good meta descriptions are often very simple.
- Include important keywords: it makes sense to include keywords that you optimize for in your meta description. Google usually highlights them if they match the user's search query.
- Make it appealing: just like your title, your meta description should stand out from the competition and convince the user to open your page.
- Make it unique: do not copy a description from another site, and make sure you do not have duplicate meta descriptions on your own site.
How long should a meta description be?
If you are optimizing for SERP results (which we think you should be), the recommended meta description length should be less than ~160 characters. Anything longer will be truncated by search engines and barely seen by users.
Our generator does its best to stick to this length recommendation, but if you feel that some of the suggestions are too long, do not be afraid to shorten them!