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Search results snippet shows garbage along with meta description

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Search results snippet shows garbage along with meta description LANSA_MJS 4/18/12 10:31 AM
I have read the FAQs and checked for similar issues: Yes

My site's URL (web address) is: http://chipshot.lansa.com/ 
 
When searching for my site pages on Google (using site: option) it shows search results snippets that include meta description - but also other useless data. Some of this is fields on the form and other data I am not sure where it came from. See attached file for examples.
 
Is there a way to ensure only Meta description will show - or exclude garbage from snippet?
 
Thanks,
Michael

Re: Search results snippet shows garbage along with meta description BigDon 4/18/12 2:42 PM
I can't get your site to load.... can't help you with the problem otherwise.

-DON-
Re: Search results snippet shows garbage along with meta description StevieD_Web 4/18/12 3:47 PM
Meta Description is used by Google when the MD is useful and representative of the content on the page.  When the MD is not useful OR when Google feels their own efforts of extracting information from the page is more beneficial to their customer (searcher) then Google is free to develop their own snippet.
 
As to your MD, it does not match the content on the page because there is no significant content on the page, therefore Google is going to generate a meaningful snippet relative to the on-page content including the content that you are trying to hide from Google via Java-script.
 
 
By the way, having a telephone number of 800.000.0000 and a PO Box for a business address is not a high quality signal.  Nor is a processing time of  (plus 3-4 business days for processing)
Re: Search results snippet shows garbage along with meta description LANSA_MJS 4/19/12 8:24 AM
It is up now - there was a power outage where the server was located.
Re: Search results snippet shows garbage along with meta description LANSA_MJS 4/19/12 8:27 AM
Yes, I figured we were a little light on content - but was hoping there was a way to exclude content that is used to execute the application so Google does not snag it thinking it is relevent. This is actually an ecommerce application so that is why the JavaScript and hidden fields etc. Also, this is not a real site (this the bogus 800#) - it is our demo site, used to show features of our product.
 
Thanks,
Michael
Re: Search results snippet shows garbage along with meta description StevieD_Web 4/19/12 5:05 PM
so add meaningless content such as our friend  http://lipsum.com/  as a template to be shared across every page & tag within the site.