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Google not using my page title - help!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by khend, Jan 4, 2012.

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  1. khend

    khend Newbie

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    Hi BHW!

    Can anyone advise why google has decided to stop using my page title? It seems like its now using ODP title, I have set up NOODP but wondered if anyone knew a better solution as this isn't really working.

    Also, how badly will not having a main keyword in the title affect my ranking? Can I get by without it?


    Really appreciate any points you can give,

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  2. SEOWhizz

    SEOWhizz Power Member

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    Google may change the snippet of a website page in the search results if the title is: short, shared across large parts of your site or keyword stuffed.

    To help prevent this:
    • Ensure each of your web pages has unique/different titles.
    • The title should not be too short or too long.
    • The title should be related to the content, useful and descriptive.


    More info:
    http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/023139.html

    G00gle Employee, John Mueller:
    http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Webmasters/thread?tid=7283c00e181e8a90&hl=en
    http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Webmasters/thread?tid=679eb9f272a5a3bf&hl=en

     
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