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HTML tag displaying the title of a web page.

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What's up with the `- <string>` in Google search result

I recently did a google search of an article I wrote and this is what I see: If I am not wrong the string behind - should be the title of the original website, which is never "v1.0". Actually, ...
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SEO titles for online version of a printed magazine

We are running a print magazine and all issue articles are posted online as well. We optimize our Meta Titles, Meta Descriptions, and URLs for SEO but for archival purposes the actual titles of the ...
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Does changing pages titles in a website result in better SEO?

I am wondering whether I should have all pages in a website I am building with the same title or I should change the title for each of the pages, for an improved SEO strategy. For example, I would ...
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How title structure and separators affect SEO

When viewing a topic on my blog it has a title like: <title>Topic : CakePHP &bull; Blog &bull; driz - Cameron Drysdale</title> Which produces: Topic : CakePHP • Blog • driz - ...
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How to tell the search engine to fill in the blanks?

Google has an awesome feature to allow you to search for search terms where you don't know one or more words but Google guesses it for you: Fill in the blank (*) Add an asterisk within a ...
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Google Domain and Site title change - Strange results! HELP! [duplicate]

The name of the Previous website was "Game&Util Foundation" Now, I changed the name to "Mobi:HQ - The Social Sharing Platform" I set up both 301 redirection AND used to change of address tool in ...
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Why does my webpage have a different title for certain searches? [duplicate]

There's a post on my blog called "Plot Twists: Where to Find Your Ideas and How to Get Away With Them" - however, I've noticed that, for the searches "how to write a plot twist" and "how to write a ...
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My title tag doesn't appear to be getting crawled by Google properly [duplicate]

My title is: <title>School Management Software, College & University Management Software, Cloud ERP Software</title> However it's showing up like this in Google: Is there ...
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Force google not to include my site's name in my pages' title

I know this kind of questions has been asked many times, and I know Google changes the title of the page according to the search query and page's content. I read many articles about this topic, like ...
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How can I avoid duplicate titles and descriptions on user-generated pages?

I want to allow my users to upload images to my website with a location and a comment and to share that page on social media. I was planning to have the comment and image as content for SEO, but I'm ...
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Website logo text - best tag for SEO purposes?

I'm trying to develop a new website in HTML5 adhering to SEO standards where possible and I'm having a little trouble trying to figure out what tag my site name and slogan should live in. Originally ...
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OK to have partly duplicate meta description and title

On my homepage, I am planning on using the following meta description. Premiere American Ninja Warrior website for fans and competitors. Train for ninja warrior, find obstacle blueprints, and info ...
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The word “logo” is appearing in all my SERP, but it's not in my page titles

When I search for my website in Google, the word "logo" is being displayed in all the results, but I didn't specify the word "logo" in the titles of my HTML pages. See the following screenshot: ...
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Title in Google does not match <title> of document [duplicate]

One of my project's title tag doesn't appear to be getting crawled by Google properly. The title tag of the home page reads: <title>Grande Prairie Jobs | Job Board for Grande Prairie, Alberta ...
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Does a page with a phone number in the title rank less well in Google?

I am creating a website in asp.net and I am making the phone number visible in the title bar. Will this method have an effect on SEO? Will Google lower my rank? If so, why?
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Custom Title Not Used on SERP [duplicate]

I am using Wordpress Yoast plugin, and this is not the first time that I used it. I have used it in four of my sites. Problem: Google is not using my custom defined title on my homepage. The website ...
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Which special characters, if used in <title> tags, will be visible in Google SERPs?

Seems like Google doesn't display some special characters if they are used in <title></title>. What are the characters that will be visible in SERPs for site titles?
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Search result website title for Bing and Yahoo

I own a website and in the Google Search result, everything is ok, the result have the right title (the <title> tag of my page). On Bing & Yahoo, the title which is displayed on result is ...
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Google is appending branded url to title in search results with undesired capitalization

I work for an organization with a website domain that is two words that are placed together. For branding reasons, we always display the url as Loremipsum.com or loremipsum.com and NEVER ...
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What is the minimum recommended page title from an SEO perspective?

What is the minimum recommended page title from an SEO perspective? Would there be any problems if I use a two words title? I know that there is a maximum recommended, but I did not find anything ...
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Get a list of pages within a domain without a title set

On our webshop, we have about 60k distinct URLs and some of them don't have a <title> set. I know the google parameter intitle: but I can't handle to find those pages using that. Do you have a ...
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Pipes or colons in HTML title tags?

Other than esthetics, are there any valid reasons to choose pipes vs colons in an HTML <title> tag, or vice-versa? Usability? SEO? Example: <title>Example.com | Top 10 list of ...
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For an internal page, which title and h1 I must use for SEO?

I have a basic question about SEO and HTML design. Most homepage of websites use the code below: <html> <head> <title>Website name</title> </head> ...
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Duplicated titles - SEO [duplicate]

I have a site with product listings and I am not sure what would be better solution to avoid duplicated titles error. Example: http://www.mynautics.com/en/buy/powerBoat/ One solution could be to ...
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Are there any reasons to put the domain name or company name in the page's title tag?

After I read this question and answer about SEO and title, I want to ask if it is necessary to put the company name or the domain name into the title. On the start page I think it is necessary, like ...
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How to prevent Google from showing sub domain name as title in search result? [duplicate]

I don't want Google to show sub domain name (red circles in the below image) in search results. How to prevent Google from showing sub domain name as title in search result?
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Title and path for periodic articles/analysis

Let say I have a weekly analysis of the market. This analysis only useful for that week. Although the content is different every week, the title and concept is the same. In order to have a better SEO ...
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The characters except English are not readable on DirectAdmin editor

When I try to edit my idex.html I see strange characters in my atributs and tags ...
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Page title for real estate website

When user creates a real-estate content page, the title will be created by the rules I will create. Lets say there will be 10,000 flats on sale in London. So to make this as good as I can - how do I ...
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Brand name showing before the title in search results

If we search for our brand name or any keywords that relate to our website, the first words to appear in the title shown in the Google result preview follow this format: Brand Name: Title Here's a ...
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Google fetched a title from the body instead of keyword stuffed title tags - could that be a problem for SEO?

I have a website that contains keywords repeated in the <title> tag, so Google fetched the most relevant keywords from the body of the page. There is no problem so far and my website is ranking ...
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How does Google treat multiple page title matches from same site?

I have several non-duplicate page titles that match a search query, say for the query 'stackexchange': <title>John Smith Popular Content</title> <title>John Smith ...
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Store name appears twice in meta titles while searching in Google? [duplicate]

In Google, While searching my (Magento) site, the meta title appears twice. I am new to Magento, and don't know why it's appearing twice.
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Google Adds Unwanted Name to Site Title! [duplicate]

I've set a different "Site title" that its not in site Domain, for example: Site domain: "setcars.com" Site title: "Hello world - new cars!" Internal links name to index page (by menus, footer, ...
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Unicode icons in <title>

If I want to put various unicode icons in my <title> for the sake of looks, could that hurt my SEO? Are there particular classes of unicode (code ranges) that offend search engines? I've ...
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Duplicate meta title and description displayed in Google Webmaster Tools

In Google Webmaster Tools under Search Appearance --> HTML Improvements it's showing: Duplicate Meta Titles - 166 Duplicate Meta Descriptions - 275 For example: Duplicate title tags Offer prices ...
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Google Webmaster Tools is showing duplicate URLs based on page title differences

I have 700+ title tag duplicates showing in WMT. Every first link in that picture is as duplicate link of second one. I don't know from where the first link got indexed by Google when that link ...
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Getting user generated content with no titles to rank

We are creating a site that allows users to generate content. The user is provided with a text field only (no title), similar to Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Each piece of content created by the ...
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HTML Improvements are not updating properly

I use Webmaster Tools for my website and I have removed duplicate titles in my site. But it is not getting reflected in Webmaster Tools. Is there any reload to view the changes in HTML Improvements?
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Google search results show my title incorrectly twice

Does anyone know why Google shows my title twice in search results? And it's the wrong title too. Here's a screenshot:
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Conveying website hierarchy using page title. Any conventions?

I was thinking of using a format like: [SpecificPageName - ]SiteName - SectionName StackOverflow - Download StackOverflow - Contact StackOverflow - Forum hey guys my 1st post - StackOverflow - ...
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Am I changing my title of the site for SEO reasons in a correct way?

I have a slang dictionary website. I saw that they only have the postname / title and there own website as the title. That was what I have, but I want to grow and to get higher on Google, so I changed ...
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Title placement for good SEO?

Where should the <title> tag be placed for best SEO in relevance to <meta name=description content="" /> tag? Does placing it upper the <meta name=description content="" /> or below ...
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Google is fetching body as title [duplicate]

I'm encountering a strange behaviour of Google. Pages in my site has the form : .. <title>Title of Article - mysite</title> </head> <body> <img alt='mysite logo'> .. ...
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Meta description or title for post contents

I have a site that has posts without titles. You can think of them as being a lot like Twitter tweets. Should I put the post contents in the <title> tag or the meta description tag? If I put ...
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SEO - Delimiter character for page title

I have noticed a few oddities recently with the titles of web pages in SERPs. However, it seems there are several main conventions: Contact Page - Joe Schmoe's Awesome Site // &#045; Hyphen ...
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Is using keywords without comma in title tag wrong in a SEO point of view?

On the <title> tag of one of my webpages I used keywords without comma. Is thist wrong in a SEO point of view?
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Repeating synonym just once in title tag - is it keyword stuffing?

I'm running a stock market forum and I noticed in Google Webmaster, I am not getting impressions for the keyword "message board." Currently, I only use the keyword "forum" in my title. For example, in ...
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If H1 tags are not used for page titles, what is the impact on SEO?

I'm wondering what kind of effect will be witnessed on SEO if, say, a div was used rather than an h1 tag for page titles. I imagine it would be very frustrating for screen readers and wouldn't give ...
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SEO for pages with time relevant content for this year when previous years pages are ranking

I'm publishing download information about Income Tax every year(during income tax filing period of April-Aug). Now the theory says that articles old by 2-3 years rank higher in Google's rankings than ...