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Incorrect information appearing under my website upon search

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We run a Bed and Breakfast business from our farmhouse at Ednovean farm and have a web site but the information that appears under this web site if "Ednovean farm"  is put in as a Google search reads "Bed and Breakfast Farm in Perranuthnoe plus self catering nearby. Includes Photographs of rooms, prices and local information" This is nothing like the informations that we submitted to Google. Unfortunately there are two similarly named properties in the hamlet "Ednovean house" and Ednovean Farm Cottage belonging to second home owners and managed by agents. We really don't have anything to do with these properties and don't want to advertise them under our web address with incidentally has no information about them. How can I get an accurate piece of information listed under our website?

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Hi @Christine T

I think I found the problem. You're in the wrong forum (this one deals with Google my Business listings and the 3 pack map area) but no worries, looks like a simple fix anyway. I take it you're asking about http://ednoveanfarm.co.uk/, or more specifically, why Google thinks "Bed and breakfast at the farm in Perranuthnoe plus self catering nearby. Includes photographs of the rooms, prices and local information." is an appropriate thing to show right below your website. 

Google's actually pulling that description from a site called DMOZ:
http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Cornwall/Marazion/Travel_and_Tourism/Acco...

I don't know how the wrong description might have gotten on DMOZ in the first place (usually listings there take manual submission if I remember right) but that's fine, you can always change it. Go to that DMOZ page above, and click the little exclamation sign to the right to change the description to something you like better. To read more about changing a DMOZ listing, go here:
https://www.dmoz.org/help/update.html

 

This is a pretty common issue too... to the point where Google's even got a line of code you can put on your website, telling Google not to use DMOZ's description in their results. 

Here's the line of code:
<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOODP">

that line needs to go in the header of the home page, and any other pages you see the wrong meta description pulling up for. 

here's a random article I grabbed that talks more about this:
 https://www.webhostinghero.com/prevent-dmoz-description-in-google-showing/

 

Usually Google will pull a description from another site when your on-site meta descriptions are set up poorly, but yours look good to me at least, not sure why Google opted to use one from DMOZ instead. At least there's two easy things you can do above to fix it. Keep in mind though, it might be a few weeks before the changes are showing, though you can ask Google to crawl your home page after you add that ROBOTS tag above, that could speed it up:
https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6065812?hl=en

 

Good luck!

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Please provide the URL of your GoogleMyBusiness website if you have submitted it to Google or specify at least all information about "NAP"
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Hi @Christine T

I think I found the problem. You're in the wrong forum (this one deals with Google my Business listings and the 3 pack map area) but no worries, looks like a simple fix anyway. I take it you're asking about http://ednoveanfarm.co.uk/, or more specifically, why Google thinks "Bed and breakfast at the farm in Perranuthnoe plus self catering nearby. Includes photographs of the rooms, prices and local information." is an appropriate thing to show right below your website. 

Google's actually pulling that description from a site called DMOZ:
http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Cornwall/Marazion/Travel_and_Tourism/Acco...

I don't know how the wrong description might have gotten on DMOZ in the first place (usually listings there take manual submission if I remember right) but that's fine, you can always change it. Go to that DMOZ page above, and click the little exclamation sign to the right to change the description to something you like better. To read more about changing a DMOZ listing, go here:
https://www.dmoz.org/help/update.html

 

This is a pretty common issue too... to the point where Google's even got a line of code you can put on your website, telling Google not to use DMOZ's description in their results. 

Here's the line of code:
<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOODP">

that line needs to go in the header of the home page, and any other pages you see the wrong meta description pulling up for. 

here's a random article I grabbed that talks more about this:
 https://www.webhostinghero.com/prevent-dmoz-description-in-google-showing/

 

Usually Google will pull a description from another site when your on-site meta descriptions are set up poorly, but yours look good to me at least, not sure why Google opted to use one from DMOZ instead. At least there's two easy things you can do above to fix it. Keep in mind though, it might be a few weeks before the changes are showing, though you can ask Google to crawl your home page after you add that ROBOTS tag above, that could speed it up:
https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6065812?hl=en

 

Good luck!

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Re: Incorrect information appearing under my website upon search

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Thank you so much Gordon I will act upon that today and thank you so much
for your clever piece of investigating!!



Kind regards,



Charles & Christine,



www.ednoveanfarm.co.uk



Tel 01736 711883