In episode 123 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked whether a website will rank better if there is no meta description on it.
The exact question was:
Does not adding a meta description to a web page better rank a page? The reason I am asking, I see a plethora of sites on the first page of google with no meta description and it appears google displays the appropriate information from the page that relates to the query. I have tested this a few times and I have seen the meta description data change.