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Google Manipulating My Websites Title

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Tactician, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Tactician

    Tactician Registered Member

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    So in the past two days I've noticed this very odd occurrence and only on my website so far, I have not changed my title tag at all in months, haven't been penalized, and have been ranking between page1-page2 for quite some time. I'm in the SEO niche so highly competitive.


    Fact:

    My title is :

    BrandName Keyword1 Keyword2 | Keyword1 Keyword3 | Keyword1 Keyword4

    Explanation:

    I search "brandname" and my title goes to:

    Keyword1 Keyword4: BrandName Keyword1 Keyword2 | Keyword1 Keyword 3


    No where in my title tag do I have ':' and having it move my brand name in my title was very odd indeed. When I click through to my website it goes back to normal (browser wise).

    Interestingly enough if I search...

    Keyword1 Keyword3

    then my websites title is how it should be.


    Is this beneficial? Too soon to tell.. Apologies for not being able to show my website as it brings the money in. Hence, no chance of me publicly outing it.
     
  2. Biznik

    Biznik Regular Member

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    They are trying to make the title useful to searchers. If Google has to do that, then obviously you need to make the title useful yourself.
     
  3. Tactician

    Tactician Registered Member

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    Rather groundless opinion don't you think? There are other websites on page #1 with very similar titles just different layouts.

    For example:

    SEO Company | SEO Services Company | Brand NAME
    Brandname SEO - SEO Company, The Best SEO Services
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2014