HTML tag displaying the title of a web page.

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Which tags does Google use for displaying titles and descriptions in the search results?

I have a few questions about elements, and which elements Google uses to display our websites. For instance, does Google use the regular title element to display the titles of our website, or the ...
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Company name change and new URL - Google showing old company name in result title

I have posted this question on a Google Webmasters forum with no luck. I also called Google and spoke with a rep with no luck. Here is our problem. Overview Website launch for a client about a ...
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Is hypen a word separator in the title?

We all are quite aware that hyphen is the title word separator as described in this video by Matt Cutts. But I was shocked to find that Google was listing the matching page titled "SomePrefix ...
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Do I need a specific page title when a user drills down by country in a list of items?

I have list with doctors sorted by country. When a user chooses "Germany" they will see doctors from Germany. When that happens, I change URL e.g. 'example.com/list?=germany' but I do not change ...
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Do one-word synonyms in title tags hurt SEO if they contain word combinations users seek?

I have a website where people can browse photos from different party venues. I notice in my google webmaster tools that people make the following queries in google to at least view my site in the ...
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Writing meta description for listings pages

As per my research, they say either have unique meta description tags for each page or don't have them at all. I was okay not having them but the snippet google is showing in search results is really ...
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Does the order of keywords matter in a page title?

Stack Overflow has made a change to their page titles such that the most popular tag for a question appears at the start of the title. The change is being deployed across the network, so check out ...
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Google is not displaying title tag of my website [duplicate]

Whenever I search on Google oasis-india.com or by keywords "oasis resource management", the title of my page isn't being displayed by Google only the domain name and description is showing. Need this ...
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Will Google lower my rankings for boilerplate titles?

Will Google lower my rankings for titles with one-word difference (AKA boilerplate titles)? For example: Title #1: "Keyword A - Keyword 1 Included | Example Website" Title #2: "Keyword A - Keyword ...
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Does the Title and meta description for noindex pages influence SEO ranking in any way for the rest of the indexed pages?

I have a bunch of pages set on "noindex". Does the title on these pages influence ranking or SEO factors in any way for the rest of the indexed pages? Or can I leave them using a "generic" title?
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How to remove page/menu from page title in Joomla 2.5 and 3+ on front page only

I have a Joomla 2.5 website and I would like to remove the page/menu name from appearing in the title so it does not display in Google or the browser tab. Currently the homepage is appending 'HOME' to ...
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Does the order of a keyword combination matter in the title and URL? [duplicate]

If I wanted to rank for "Christmas Coffee" does it matter whether my title is A) 2015's Best Christmas Coffee or B) 2015's Best Coffee of Christmas How much weight is put into this?
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How to add a specific word in the PHPBB RSS title when a keyword is present?

I run a forum on PHPBB 3.0.12 and I'd like to add some words at the end of the RSS title if a keyword is present in the title. For example, if the word "red" is present in the RSS title I'd like ...
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Google Search Results show and extra 0 in my title [duplicate]

The search results for my site have an added 0 in front of the title. Whereas in my title on my page it does not have any such thing in the title. Can somebody point me in the right direction of how ...
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Google cuts my page title on search results [duplicate]

It seems that Google cuts my page title on search results. Is there a best practice to provide titles? The page www.currenttime.tv/content/article/27236953.html should have this title: Кто такой 'бог ...
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checking for duplicate title and meta description tags across multiple subdomains

I know in Google Webmaster Tools, under "search appearance" for any domain, there's an "HTML Improvements" section which only checks crawled URLs specifically for that domain. My website has ...
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Unexpected Titles & Excerpts in Google Search results

Apologies in advance for the basic nature of this question. I created a fairly large web application, the vast majority of which is behind a password off the /private path. After telling the ...
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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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SEO and Changeable-But-Optional URL's

Is there any sort of downside for a URL being changeable? Take any stack exchange question for example. The URL looks something like this: ...
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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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Google Indexing Stopped at 100,, yet it has over 20,000 pages. Can someone kindly inspect for me this sitemap and robots? [duplicate]

Can someone kindly inspect for me this sitemap and robots? It's over over a month and indexing i just constant, it doesn't change anymore
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Title tag - Words usage vs Keyword spamming [duplicate]

I am working for a small automobile dealership. I had a question regarding the usage of keywords in the title tag. The problem I am facing is that: The dealer name is XYZ Chevrolet. Here "XYZ" is ...
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How to avoid duplicate Title, H1 tags on keyword pages?

As my question states i want to avoid duplicate Title and H1 tags on my website. My pages are like this example.com/rock-music-list-1/ ... example.com/rock-music-list-9/ On each page there is a ...
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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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Stop google from replacing pipes with colons?

It was brought to my attention that one of the websites our company manages is not showing up correctly. The title tag on the page and company name contains pipes, but google replaced one of the ...
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Even though I have <title> tag, Google show the name of the link instead of the actual title in results

I noticed today that in some cases in the google results of my page, some of the title results are shown not with the <title> tag, but with the link name. Fore example if the contact link is ...
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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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Will I get penalised by Google, if I correct bad titles?

I've developed a vector graphic community page together with my friends, nevertheless we've made a big mistake in page titles. Originally, I coded page title to be in a form of "image_name | brand". ...
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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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Google Plus is using value of 'name' property (from Schema.org Person) as site title

I added Schema.org’s Person - suddenly Google Plus is using the name property as site title! Is this a bug? I was wondering if anyone else ran into the same problem. This is the code I used <div ...
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Google title field is different from title in my web page [duplicate]

If I search on google: site:socialacademy.com/users/71-leonardo title is: Leonardo - Social Academy but on my web page there is just: <title>Leonardo </title>. I don't think is ...
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Impact of use of specific terms in slug on SEO [duplicate]

Lets say there are two websites A and B and both have an article with exactly similar title but almost similar content. However, the URL structure of the two articles is as follows: Site A: ...
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SEO best practice when using listing with multiple pages

I have a website with multiple product categories. Those categories can be sorted (Price, rating, etc.) showing a maximum of X number of products per pages. From the SEO point-of-view, what is the ...
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Duplicate meta descriptions & title tags

I have website and have some issue with duplicate description and title. Can any body help me to solve this error in easy and simple words?
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Google seaarch does not show correct title [duplicate]

I have a website "sipnbet.com". While creating the website i first decided to install wordpress in my hosting server, but then i uninstalled it and created a HTML Website. Now when i google my website ...
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what would cause incorect titles to be listed in google?

I did a search for my site and it turns out that google showed an entry with an incorrect title, yet the description is ok. The title was incorrect to the point where it was called "the album" with ...
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Google recently changed my title. How to restore to my original title or prevent google doing so? [duplicate]

I think I have the best title given on one of my webpage and was getting a good CTR. Google recently seems to change titles of some of my important pages. How to restore to my original title or ...
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Price in page title?

Is it good or bad to include product price in page title? Page describes product, for example women's shoes. And price could be changed twice a year.
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How to deal with product pages that require hundreds of keywords

I am having difficulties trying to achieve SEO friendly solution of following for product pages that contain a lot of keywords. The online shop sells many parts that fit dozens different manufactures ...
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How to enforce a different title for Google Search?

We have a website, let's say - www.example.com and each week a new article is posted to a URL in the form of www.example.com/articles/x-y-z. We redirect visitors that reach www.example.com to the ...
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Should every page on my site have our company name in the title?

How different should the <title> tags be for each page on my domain? Which of the following are better examples are "better practice": Home - Example Dog Grooming Company About Us - Example ...
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Wrong google indexation for title and description [duplicate]

I'm a bit confused here. I think I have my title and description correctly coded but Googlebot takes H1 and paragraph from my first section. ...
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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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Do new lines in the title element affect SEO?

It is a common thing that if you have some login that creates the title element content to finish with several new lines in it. For example: <title> Title | Category | My Site Name ...
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Fixing website title on Bing

I have recently created my own portfolio website, and the title meta tags specify the title of my front page as: "Thomas Russell's Portfolio and Blog", but when I search for "Thomas Russell's ...
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How long should my HTML page title really be?

How long should my text within my <title></title> tags really be? I know Google cuts it off at some point but when? When I used IIS7's SEO Toolkit 1.0 I get error stating my title ...
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Is there any way to tell Google to display the updated title instead of displaying the old blog title in search results?

As a matter of optimization, a few weeks ago I modified the way the titles of my blog posts are displayed (I made a change also in the title of the blog). Then I used the Google Webmaster Tools to ...
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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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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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Joomla! 1.5.9 changing page titles on menu

I am working in Joomla! 1.5.9 and trying to change the names to the page titles in the menu browser (I think that's what it's called). I have only been able to find basic page info on those specific ...