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How to Add a Page Description

When you're website comes up in search results the title of your page is followed by a brief description, as seen below:
page description as seen in google search results
You want the description of this page to provide people with a message that will cause them to click on your result. You can specify what this message says and include marketing-oriented language that gives a good indication of what they'll find on that page.

Adding a Page Description in the CMS

  1. Navigate to the page you want to add a description to.
  2. Select the Edit tab
  3. In the Description field of the Inline Metadata section, type your description for the page. Try to use relevant keywords that people might search for and 150 characters or less. Be sure to use a different description for every page on your site.
    sample page description field in UW CMS
  4. Click Submit. You have now set the page description for your page.

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