What’s a meta description tag?

A meta description tag is a paragraph of text 160 characters long that you put inside some html. The meta description tag for this page looks like this:

<meta name="description" content="A meta description tag is a paragraph of text 160 characters long that you put inside some html. The meta description tag for this page looks like this: Shopify will generate these for you based on your product description if it’s a product page or page content if it’s a page.">

Shopify will generate these for you based on your product description if it’s a product page or page content if it’s a page.

Meta descriptions are very important because they are what people will see when they search the page in Google.

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