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SERPs not indexing my title tag

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jamesbetfix, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. jamesbetfix

    jamesbetfix Registered Member

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    I am having a problem with one of the websites I?m trying to rank for. This is a big issue because Google is ignoring the homepage title tag I?m using and just putting something else, which is not using all the ~70 characters I get at my disposition. Shortening my chances to optimize my title tag and rank faster/easier.

    To explain the issue better let me give an example. Let?s say that this is my current title tag (no quotes):

    ?My Website Topic ? My website name?

    At this moment it?s only:
    ?My Website Topic?

    This is a big issue because as we know the title is one of the most important factors of Onsite Optimization.

    Let me know what you guys think. Have any of you have had a similar experience.
     
  2. metafser

    metafser Regular Member

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    Very Old question. Do not want to write again answer of this question . :( Read this content, it can help you to understand what actually is happening.....

    Code:
    https://yoast.com/google-page-title/
    http://inchoo.net/online-marketing/in-mobile-serp-title-tags-no-longer-control-whats-shown/
     
  3. VersaceGod

    VersaceGod Registered Member

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    Your title tag is only used if google likes it and they deem it relevant, if not, they will create their own based on your page.

    Same goes for the description.
     
  4. jamie3000

    jamie3000 Supreme Member

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    What's the density for the phrase/name thats being ignored?
     
  5. danialdcruz

    danialdcruz Junior Member

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    It could be something got to do with your theme if you're using wordpress. Try to change and see if the problem still persist. If you're using any SEO plugin e.g. all in one seo pack, Yoast SEO etc, you can try to configure the meta data. Happened to me before, and i changed some code in my theme and it is working fine for me now.
     
  6. jamesbetfix

    jamesbetfix Registered Member

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    No phrase is being ignore. I have set something like this:

    "My keyword plus a couple more words| myWebsiteName.com"

    Google is simply showing

    "My keyword" (see my next reply please)
     
  7. jamesbetfix

    jamesbetfix Registered Member

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    It can very well be this man. Is the first time that it happens to me, and it's also the first time that I try to use a fancy theme (One of Joomla RocketTheme's themes). In previous projects I've created my own basic Template.
    Additionally I'm using the Joomla's plugin ARTIO JoomSef, but I can't talk bad about it because for all my other projects it have worked like a charm. I got my eye on the Rockettheme template man.

    Additionally let me say, in regards to the comments of "Google chooses what to put in there", I don't really think that this is what is happening here, first of all, Google is replacing my title tag contents for text that's already on my title content, why would he remove something that already contains what it is deciding to put as the title tag, you know what I mean?

    Hey danialdcruz, you mentioned that when it happened to you, you change some code. What type of the code did you change?

    Thanks for the help guys, and I'm sorry for the late reply, I though I had the thread subscription on. Now I do.
     
  8. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Folks used to optimize their CTR by optimizing the title. Google doesn't want you to control any aspect of your CTR in their SERPs (so you have to buy Adwords), therefore they started adding their own title to your content.
     
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    They rejected your title :) Get adword for it just for a month or two.
    Else stay happy with new generated Title ;)
     
  10. ThopHayt

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    This is exactly why your titles are ignored. If Google sees that all your titles are TOO similar they ignore them all. Also you may be keyword stuffing, something else that gets titles ignored. Titles must be unique, and honestly relevant to the page. Make all your titles more unique and watch them get indexed.
     
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  11. jamesbetfix

    jamesbetfix Registered Member

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    issue has been fixed:

    Cause:
    Title tag content was displaying the similar keyword too close to each other, making the title look too spammy.



    Solution:

    We have removed any duplication from the title tag and keep it under 56 chars.

    Google is now displaying the desired title on SERPs.

    Thanks for all your contributions.