Duplicate Tags and Descriptions

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I have a question regarding duplicate meta descriptions and title tags. The question is have you folks a Yola figured out a way around them yet? I know this issue has been addressed before. As a result of Google's new algorithms such as Penguin, the issue is seemingly becoming more critical. Some websites have been hit, and many webmasters are trying to get things super clean. One of my sites in Yola is sitting with over 700 duplicate meta descriptions and over 500 duplicate title tags. I would sure like to clean these up. If anybody has suggestions, please advise.
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Hey David

I'm a Yola engineer working in the Sitebuilder. I'm not super-familiar with Google's new best practices, but I think I understand what they're asking for in this case.

When they refer to 'duplicate meta descriptions' I think they mean that multiple pages of your site have the same meta description value. This can be remedied quite simply by editing the description values through the page properties dialog.

You can open this dialog by clicking on Page > Page Properties in the top left of the Sitebuilder. You'll need a unique value per page, so just navigate from page to page, make the edit on each page, then publish, and you should be good to go.

Try and make sure that the description you use on each page is reasonably related to the content on the page with maybe a few matching words and phrases - Google loves that :)