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My web page is incorrectly indexed and is showing a different header than the one that is actually updated in my website.

When I used the URL Inspection Tool in Google Search Console, The index shows the wrong information as shown below:

URL Inspect Incorrect Information on Google Index

When I use the "URL Inspect" to check for "Live Version" it returns the correct information as shown below:

URL Inspect - Correct Information on Live Test

From my understanding, the results should be same, assuming a delay in the indexing but the results remain different from a long time. As a result, when I do search in Google for my indexed page, it shows the incorrect information as shown below:

Displayed SERP Inccorect Information on Google

How can I fix this and show the correctly information on the indexed page?

  • Where did Google get the idea that your site was for a Thai restaurant? Is that an old version of the page? If not, there is a real possibility that your site is hacked. – Stephen Ostermiller Feb 14 at 12:00
  • There is a connection to Thai restaurant. We have the single web site for many customers (mike.schwede.ch, le-basilic.ch, etc). So, they are in the same database, but our code behaves the way, that they are independent, because the sites belong to the different customers. So, it's not hacked. – Yury Homenok Feb 14 at 12:05
  • So at some point your server may have served the Thai restaurant page for your personal site? If that is the case, Google will update eventually. It may just take several weeks. When you say "long time", how long are you talking about? – Stephen Ostermiller Feb 14 at 12:07
  • Yes, our web site has many sub domains and it serves all the customers this way. Regarding 301 and canonical links we didn't change anything for several months. – Yury Homenok Feb 14 at 12:09
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Use "Fetch as Google" option in the Search Console and Request for Indexing. This is one way of you getting the correct headers to be displayed in web results:

https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/googlebot-fetch?hl=en&authuser=2&siteUrl=https://www.example.com

When you submit the request, it will appear like below:

You can click on Request Indexing to submit a request to google for the changes.

Fetch As google

Additionally, you can check what Google has fetched by clicking the arrow mark and observing the title and meta as highlighted below:

http fetch response from google

Once you have completed this, allow for some time to see your search results again. (For my website, when I do any changes and request for indexing, I observe it updated in less than 30 minutes but this totally depends on how Google crawls the website.)

  • I've already pressed this 'Fetch button' and clicked the arrow mark to see the details and it shows the correct version (dropbox.com/s/hw7geacd2tgli78/fetch%20as%20google.png?dl=0). Yes, I clicked 'Request Indexing' button. – Yury Homenok Feb 14 at 8:06
  • Give some more time to Google. Also I tried to access your site, it redirects me from / to /home/de/live. When I did a site search, the redirected URL shows the correct response. Is this your index page? prntscr.com/mkww74 – idk Feb 14 at 8:13
  • Also, your code is not pretty good as you are trying to get all the things you want to display in the "head" section. This is just a personal opinion. If it is not your index page, you should your index page. – idk Feb 14 at 8:14
  • okay, we will wait more time, though our web site was not updated the whole month, so it should be already indexed in the correct way. /home/de/live is our index (home/landing) page. In the head section we set title and description, but it's correct I think. – Yury Homenok Feb 14 at 8:22
  • Yes your title and meta are correct. Was commenting on the content, since it is a good practice to have content in the body section instead. – idk Feb 14 at 9:13

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