Google search result says “These search terms appear in the result”

Google has expanded its portfolio over the years and currently offers a diverse range of products. However, Google search is the main and main service of the company.

It is still the most used internet search engine with more than 3.5 billion searches per day, it holds 92% of the global search engine market.

Google search result says “These search terms appear in the result”

Lately, many users have shown their confusion regarding Google search results displaying generic text rather than a snippet (1,2,3).


A meta description provides users with a brief, relevant summary of what a particular page is about. Based on this, a user determines whether or not he wishes to visit the website.

However, recently, when users search for anything on Google, they keep getting a “These search terms appear in the result” instead of a snippet or meta description.

This makes it difficult for them to understand what to expect from a search result on the web, as there may be many different articles or blogs with the same title.

“These search terms appear in the result” instead of snippets. Every search I do has no snippet, just blurb about the search terms that appear in the link. Is there a way to retrieve the descriptions or am I doomed to guess the relevance of each page by the title?

Usually, if I search for something on Google, the results show a brief summary of website text or a description. Now EACH result has a generic description such as “These search terms appear in the result: (terms) This result contains images related to your search.

Potential workaround

In the meantime, there is a potential workaround which is to search Google by logging out of your account or using the web browser in incognito mode:

If I’m not signed in to my Google account when I run the search, it shows me real descriptions of the websites.

If the aforementioned workaround helped fix this issue, let us know in the comments below. Additionally, we’ll update this space once the issue is resolved, so stay tuned for more information.

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Amanda J. Marsh