Meta description same as the page title Search Engine Guideline


The meta description tag is the same as the title.


The meta description appears below the title in the search results. A search result listing with an identical description and title receives fewer clicks than a listing with a description that gives additional information.

Applicable standards

Change history

  • 5.36 Jan 2020 Take X-Robots-Tag into account.
  • 5.3 Sep 2013 Fixed false positive.
  • 4.2 Dec 2010 Added.

This page describes a web site issue detected in HTML documents by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: SeoBingMetaDescriptionIsTitle