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How do i change wp title

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  1. accessaw

    accessaw Newbie

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    how do i change blog title in wp because when i see it in the search engine it does not have the title i give it
     
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    Go to the header.php file in the Themes Editor and make sure you're title tag looks like this:

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    <title><?php wp_title(); ?></title>
    This should give the blog title that you specified in the settings if it's your home page and the post title or page title if it's a post or page, respectively.

    You could also use a plugin like Platinum SEO to custom code your titles.
     
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    accessaw Newbie

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    Thanks for your reply but its not working
     
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    Well you won't see it changed in the search engines until the spiders visit your site again. What if you go to your main page and a few post pages and look at the title shown in the browser's title bar? Are you seeing the changes reflected there? If so, the SEs should update your listings when they come around again.
     
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    I will wait for se update thanks again
     
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    BigHustlah Power Member

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    just get a SEO plugin...its the easiest way, and there is a newbie-friendly interface for you to fill in site name, description, etc.
     
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    I am using platinum seo plug and have the title i want in it when se spider again will it change in results
     
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    Yes, the SERPs should reflect your new titles when the SEs come around again and update their databases. This could be in hours, days, or weeks. You could also submit your homepage URL to the big three:

    Code:
    http://www.google.com/addurl/
    https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/submit
    http://www.bing.com/docs/submit.aspx
    
    What you might want to do as a test is change the first part of the meta description of each page that previously had the wrong title, and see if the SEs update this in the SERPs. If the new description does show in the SERPs, then you will know that the spiders have visited and the index has been updated. If your titles are not also updated, then there could be something else going on with Wordpress that would require a closer look. Let me know how it works out.
     
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    It has not updated yet i will let you now thanks again..