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 Portfolio" on Bing, I get the following:

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I'm not sure why it has decided that "My social networks" is the title for the page, as it isn't (and has never been) the <title> meta tag, or even an <h1> tag, so it can't be that this is a cache'd result.

Does anyone have any advice for how to fix this?

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Bing may change titles in their SERPs (Just like Google).

See Bing’s blog post How Does Bing Choose The Title For My Web Page?:

Sometimes, despite a webmaster’s best efforts, Bing may choose to serve a title that is different to the title of a web site or document.

Why "My social networks"? Maybe because it is your first heading on the homepage, which is probably not the best choice. Your site name (resp. your personal name) should ideally be the first heading in the document (as a h1).

  • I often recommend that the one and only h1 tag be similar but not identical to the title tag. This is a good case for that argument. However, it is not an absolute rule.
    – closetnoc
    Dec 17, 2014 at 17:32
  • you didn't tell how to recover my old title
    – Shah Fahad
    Feb 16, 2018 at 18:23

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