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Why is Google Showing Wrong Title Tag

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by blackhataffiliate, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. blackhataffiliate

    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    Okay have not figured out why this is happening, any suggestions?

    When I set up my title tag it goes something like this

    Search Engine Optimization | Affordable Search Engine Optimization Service

    Problem is that some of my site titles show only

    Search Engine Optimization | the rest of the title tag is missing

    Cant figure why it is happening. Happens with static and wordpress sites and happens with sites that are new as well as sites that are a couple years old.

    Any suggestions as to what could be happening and how to Google to show the correct title
     
  2. bobgoe

    bobgoe Power Member

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    are you using wordpress site or html site . if wp then use all in one seo plugin it is really useful
     
  3. blackhataffiliate

    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    It is happening on static and wordpress sites, so probably not a plugin issue.
     
  4. N1CHOLAS

    N1CHOLAS Regular Member

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    You charge for SEO and you don't already know the answer to this? :(

    Here is the gold you are seeking.;)

    Google alter titles to make them more relevant to the users search.

    When i google my company name for instance, i have about 30 words in my title but the title changes to only my company name in the serps.

    Google still read the other words in your title when calculating your ranking,

    You aren't doing anything wrong.
     
  5. blackhataffiliate

    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    Do not charge for SEO, just using that as an example of how I set up my title tags

    Thanks for the info, just wanting to know if/how I can change this to better increase my ctr.
     
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  6. N1CHOLAS

    N1CHOLAS Regular Member

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    To be honest, it's no wonder google choose to remove the repeated word.

    What other words would you associate with search engine optimisation, it would be "SEO"

    So where you would put affordable, follow it with a related word to your main word, this works best, and will most likely stop google shortening your titles.

    Also,

    Paste the schema review code into your page and you can get gold stars under your title, this increases click through very well.
     
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    rickstar Elite Member

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    It probably just hasn't updated the indexed result yet. You can increase the crawl rate on your website through Webmasters Tools. This will get Google looking at your website more often, ergo updating the title tag in the listings.

    If I understand correctly.. of course ;)
     
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    N1CHOLAS Regular Member

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    You didn't understand correctly. ;)

    Google already have the title, but they show a different title.

    This is not an indexing problem, it is because the title is repetitive and not beneficial to the user.

    But the content still gets read and still gets used in ranking.
     
  9. misteryou.

    misteryou. Power Member

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    i had the same problem
    after i changed seo pluggin it was fine