Learn about the description meta tag. It is still important and can help search engines classify your web page. Since the description shows up on search results it is invaluable to potential customers that you have a good description.
This tag is used to briefly describe what the web page is all about. A few things to keep in mind about the description meta tag which is used by most search engines.
Here is an example of where the description meta tag is placed in an HTML document.
<meta name="description" content="Your site summary here">
<meta name="description" content="Your site summary here" />
Normally the meta tag is invisible to the user but on many search engines the description shows up on a search engine results page as a summary. Since a potential customer may see this it is imperative the description be accurate.