I've noticed search engines often aren't showing the meta tag in the search results for at least some of the niche sites. Instead they are grabbing text from the body of the article, which is fine I guess as long as it is relevant to the search. However, sometimes it isn't relevant at all, and that will impact click-through and eventually ranking.
Is there anything HubPages can do from a coding perspective to make it more likely that search engines will use the meta description?
For sites, we are adding meta descriptions to homepage, topic/cateogory pages. This is just getting started.
For articles, authors can fill in a summary that gets placed in the meta description, but Google tends to produce the snippets algorithmically (the ones they show in the search results) based on the query.
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