I have a lot more characters than is recommended and it could be one of the reasons giving me a lower AIOSEO score. The setting I have at the moment is Post Content -

What should it be set at? Thank You Connie

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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - set it to Post Excerpt and then write your own description as to what the post is about, not exceeding 160 characters.

This shows up as the little snippet when a website is shown in a Google search.
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countrylife Premium
Thanks. So all snippets have max 160 characters or this changes. Or that goes in aioseo description?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - this relates to the meta description setting in the AIOSEO. Google only shows the first 160 characters in its search engine results.
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cvarr Premium
Seeing as Google will only show the first 160 characters - is this why the WordPress default is set up for Post Content? Does perhaps the AIOSEO score not really matter in this area? Should I leave it so that Google pics up the first 160 characters of my post?

Connie
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, you can leave it, but do the first 160 characters adequately describe what your post is about? Would it entice visitors to click on it? Will it cut off a sentence half way through?

It doesn't affect SEO but it can be the difference as to whether your post is clicked on or not. It is better to add your own description, just a couple of sentences.
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countrylife Premium
Great thanks.
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cvarr Premium
Thank You - Much Appreciated

Connie
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Newme202 Premium
Take the post content out
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cvarr Premium
Thank You
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