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How to prevent Google Auto-Title Tagging ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Ashgriel, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Ashgriel

    Ashgriel Junior Member

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    Maybe title is a little bit misleading, but I didnt know how to call it. But basically I lost over 30% traffic due lower CTR from SERP because of google dont respect my website title and use their own. What I mean -> Your TITLE: "10 Cutest Dogs" and Google will replace it with this: "Cute Dogs" ..so you have to admit that you will lose some CTR from "10 Cutest Dogs" to "Cute Dogs" ..so my question is how to prevent this happening or some shady way around it :)
     
  2. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    I don't believe there's any real way to force Google to keep your title tag. They feel theirs is better for the user's experience.
     
  3. RightFootFanatic

    RightFootFanatic Regular Member

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    Does Google instead pick your H1 tag?
     
  4. d4rkterror

    d4rkterror Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have not had any luck finding a fix to this other then actually changing the content on the page
     
  5. Ashgriel

    Ashgriel Junior Member

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    I have user-submitted content, so I am fucked :)
     
  6. Sherbert Hoover

    Sherbert Hoover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    If your site Wordpress? If so, download the Yoast SEO plugin, go to the post you mentioned, scroll down to the Meta Title and Meta Description, and write your own.
     
  7. BallsLikePlanets

    BallsLikePlanets Registered Member

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    If you're still wondering, Google mess around with your titles if they're too short or too long. Loads of my pages were doing this and i'm not sure if it could have caused a penalty.

    For example my about us page showed as "About us - Domain name here". So I had to go over and change each to be around 40 characters. All fixed apart from one which is being stubborn for some reason and messing up my ranking for a KW.