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How to change title of website?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by roccoobertinoo, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. roccoobertinoo

    roccoobertinoo Registered Member

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    Hey guys, first off, sorry this might be in the wrong section! I looked through all the other sections and wasn't sure which this would fit in.

    Anyways I have a quick question.

    A while back someone made two websites for me and he helped me out with them a lot after he made them and I threw him around a thousand a month since he helped my revenue skyrocket. After the ranking went from #1 to no where on google he blocked me on everywhere.
    Now that its going back up in the rankings I want to make changes to one of my websites but have no clue how.
    My web host is DreamHost. I went to the panel, hit FTP, and now I'm here.

    Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 9.44.01 PM.jpg

    I want to change the title of the site, where do I go for that? Anything helps, thanks!
     

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  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator in Training Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The title tag should be in your header file (header.php for Wordpress). I don't know how your files are set up, although for Wordpress the file would be located in your theme folder.

    Edit: No, I am not calling it a Wordpress website.
     
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    Why do you think it is a WP site?
     
  4. roccoobertinoo

    roccoobertinoo Registered Member

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    Its not a Wordpress site. Not sure what you'd even call this type of website. Thanks though.

    If anyone else uses dreamhost, I'm pretty sure its set up the same
     
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    I know it's not a Wordpress website and I never called it a Wordpress website (which is why I put "header.php for Wordpress" as an example and said "I don't know how your files are set up"), I was giving a suggestion based on Wordpress since Wordpress and Blogger are the only platforms I've worked with in recent years (I haven't even designed a website from scratch in almost 4 years).

    Anyway OP, check the Index.html file. Ignore the red arrow in the image below and if your file is set up similarly to this index file, then edit the title tag at the top. Sorry if this isn't the best suggestion, but until someone else comes along this is all I can give you.
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    Unfortunately this isn't what my index file looks like in TextEdit. Maybe because I am on a Mac? Not sure, but it's also locked and I can't make any changes to what is actually there. Thanks again though
     
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    If you can copy paste the part between <head> and </head> here, and also the top part between the ,body> and </body> especially anywhere you find the words "Title", we can suggest what to do to change the title. As only one html files is seen in the folder, I guess that the site derives most of it's working from one or more javascript AND (may be) more html files from the js folder. Please show us the files in the js folder if you can, and we may know which file to target in case the main index.html file is a dummy file. Many programmers can do such a thing to complicate things and a bit deceive the owner and keep their meter going on for a longer period.

    Also, do you see any scrambled/encrypted code lines (text that makes no sense) anywhere in the files that you may have opened?
     
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    No, your computer operating system (Mac) does not affect the files on your web host. Sorry, the only other thing I could suggest is by searching for <title> in each of your files until you find the right one. Like srb888 already mentioned, we would need to see the other files in order to help you properly.
     
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