HTML tag displaying the title of a web page.

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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 ...
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What is the effect of using common colloquial words in page title?

I am wondering what is the effect of using common words while writing a title of webpage. For Example for my home page, I am trying to write an effective title. I worked out on few titles like: ...
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Griefing to steal pagerank off my website?

I was looking today in my Google Webmaster tools for my website and see duplicate titles for the following pages on my website (small sample out of many on my site index): ...
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Multiple webpages with the same page titles/meta-tags

I have created several duplicate pages because my website is in 3 languages (yes I know this is bad way to achieve this). Will Google flag my site as spam if I use duplicate page titles/meta ...
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SEO effect of many articles having a similar title and content structure?

I'm building a diet directory on my weight loss site, and the structure for those diet descriptions will be similar (the actual content will be unique though). Here are some examples of the ...
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Website SEO should i use - or |? [duplicate]

I was wondering if I should use (for SEO purposes), either: product_name - product_category | website_name Example: UCleaner - Delete Cache of Computer | HellGates OR product_name - ...
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(Google) Title of page not updated, everything else did

My website changed significantly this month. Amongst the changes was the website's title. Two weeks ago, I finally used Webmaster Tools and submitted the page. So far, Yahoo and Bing have updated ...
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My website title shows up slightly different from what's in my title tag, only in Google search [duplicate]

I've included my page title in the title tag in this format: " blah blah blah | sitename ". But for some reason it's showing up on Google search results as " sitename: blah blah blah ". It shows up ...
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<title>word/word | etc..</title> or <title>word-word | etc.</title> re: SEO

With regards to SEO and the title tag would there be a difference between using a / for related words or using a - ? For example: Air/Gas Filter | Another Filter | Last Filter or ...
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Why is my webpage in 300 something position in Google SERPs? Too little content?

I made a webpage: http://pundaquitboat.michaelspages.com . Unfortunately after changing the title of my webpage from Pundaquit boat to Anawangin trip finally my page was places between 300 and 400 ...
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Is there a need for a Facebook specific page title?

I see that Facebook's Open Graph asks you to have a meta property "og:title". Why don't they just use the HTML title tag? In my PHP code I started going through all page types and coding the ...
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How long does it take for Google to re-index pages or update the link titles?

On one of our classified sites, when doing site:[mysite.com] in Google, the link text is simply [product name] - [mysite.com], where as it should read [product name] classifieds for sale in... I ...
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SEO indexing with dynamic titles, keywords and descriptions

I'm working on a website (all in one single domain) so I'm wondering to create dynamic titles, descriptions, keywords and headings for each location. What I'm doing is to get information from the IP ...
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WordPress page title repeated in SOME pages

I have created a Wordpress site and titles were working just fine. Then, some time and plugins installed later, I noticed that in SOME pages I get the title repeated 2 times. Example of wrong page ...
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Why does Google Search Engine reject my title tag's change? [closed]

I made a simple webpage http://pundaquitboat.michaelspages.com/ giving it the the title tag "Boat – Pundaquit" and I have submitted it to Google bot by Google Webmaster Tools. Then I decided to ...
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Is title tag position relevant in html pages?

I'd like know if having the title tag positioned at the end of <head> tag or in any other position, always inside the <head></head>, can lead to some kind of problem, I'm not talking ...
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How to get the pageURL, page title, page H1 in excel/csv format [closed]

Is there any online tool to get the URL, title, H1 in Excel/CSV format of all the pages in a website.
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SEO: Best Title for the Car Repair company (Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Honda) [closed]

What would be the best Title for the home page for the following situation? Company name: SuperCompany Professional area: car repair service, specialize in 4 brands: Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Honda. ...
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Should a URL match the page's title?

Should the URL of a page match its title? For example: Http://example.com/about-cats.html <title>About Cats</title> Furthermore, if that title were to be changed by the page's author, ...
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How to remove the menu name -Home from the Browser page title? Joomla 2.5 +

I want to remove the browser page title which appears on the browser like: Example Name site - Home. and be like: Example Name Site I know the "Browser Page Title" under "Page Display Options", ...
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Where is Google getting the title of my page from? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Title tag different from title appearing in Google? I have a site http://biocision.com and if you search for the phrase 'cell freezing' (broad), we used to get on the ...
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All caps <title> text - does it effect CTR ? Is it allowed

by having all your text in CAPS i presume that there is a slight increase in CTRs, has any one experimented / experienced this ? Are you allowed to have all caps title text, or is it seen as spammy ...
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Is this over optimisation of the <title> tag?

I've got a page on a camera review site the page is as follows (below). Would you consider this over optimisation / keyword stuffing? Specifically in the title tag as it has 2 references to "canon ...
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Change page title in Google results when the response is a 303 redirect

We have a purchased a new domain name (example.com) that was owned by another company and it appears Google has cached the title from the previous owners which was "examPLE". We would like the title ...
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Is it true that the Google Spider gives the most relevance of a search result to the first 68 characters of the <title>?

I am reading documentation about my CMS and it states that an HTML page <title> tag is really important in SEO. It states that the Google Spider gives the most relevance to the first 68 ...
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Which symbol should I use in Meta Title: “|” or “-”?

So there are two way of writing a site's page title. For example: Meow | Photo Magazine or: Meow - Photo Magazine Which one is better (for SEO and for users)?
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How many H2, h3 h4 are the maximum recommended?

I know that only one H1 is recommended, but what about the other titles? I've read that you can put "as many as required H2 elements to denote sections on the page". Is it correct?
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SEO: pages' title for small websites (i.e. 5/6 pages) - repeat key-phrase or not?

It's well known that pages' <title> do impact Google positioning, beside this, they are also definitely important to catch user eye when he is looking at Google search results. Let's say I have ...
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How can I place keywords at the begining of a title and have it look natural?

As per this question, the first word in the <title> tag is usually treated with more importance than the rest of the <title> tag. How can I write naturally looking titles with the keyword ...
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Short keyword-only HTML Title or Long Titles - to rank better

I would like to know if long html titles should be used for pages instead of google adwords keyword tool based short titles - for SEO / Ranking purposes? I feel that it is a mistake to use short html ...
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Can the webpage title be changed after site has been loaded.

Can the web page title be set to be dynamic? I want to let some part to be updated in title, if any changes occur, an automatic update resulting in a bit of word addition to the title. Example : the ...
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How much more or less value is placed in tailored meta tags?

I just built and released a site for someone. He has an SEO firm working for him. They made a really big stink about the meta tags not being completely customizable on a page by page basis. Yes, the ...
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Does having my keyword phrase in every title of my page good?

Does having my keyword phrase in every title or in <strong></strong> tag, help my website to achieve a good rating or rise in my keyword in google? For example.... If I have "how does ...
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Why is the title of a RSS Feed coming as “unknown title” in RSS feeds reader?

The title of a feed is "unknown title" in Google reader. What could be the reason? Am I correct if I'm assuming that it should be appearing similar for all the subscribers of that feed and other ...
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SEO questions about website page titles [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should my Title tag be the same as my H1 tag? should the <title> tag be the same as the <h1> tag? should the <title> tag contain the website name too? ...
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Should Site Title be Before or After Page Title?

Apologies if this is a dupe. I tried searching, but didn't find anything specifically addressing this concern. When creating a large(ish) site, page titles usually reference both the site name and ...
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What's the importance of the “title” tag?

Talking with some other people recently, it came up an interesting topic. The core question at hand is: What's the real importance and weight of the <title> tag in a web site? For ...
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Stopping duplicate H1 and title from dynamic content

I have a web site where there are lots of dynamically (database driven) created pages. These pages are basically used to show uploaded images The pages look a bit like this URL: ...
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Searching for a page with a Very Unique title, doesnt find that intended page… Why?

a question about appearing in search results in google: A page of mine has this extremely unique page title: Ein gutes Logo passt wie ein Handschuh auf Ihre Marke in die Hände Now, when I search ...